The Marvelous Misadventures Of Prez and Girlie

Tons of short stories of the Appleshine sisters, Prez and Girlie. Everything from the dead-serious to the crazy silly. (This takes place in an Alternate Universe where the girls are orphans.)


4. A White Flash and a Burning Scar

     Picture Day is always a nightmare. Unlike other girls, Girlie couldn't care less about whether or not her hair was done right. She just didn't like the blinding flash of the camera as the man behind it said, "Say cheese!"

     Girlie kept a deep, dark secret from Prez. Her first ever memory. The light.

     Girlie was two when she was in the train disaster. She was told the conductor fell asleep, plunging everyone to their deaths except for the two girls who were lucky to be alive.

     Prez thought there was no recollection of the crash at all, but there was. There was a light. It appeared whenever she tried to remember, and it was always accompanied by pain in the scar on her forehead, where she was sliced with some glass. She felt it was all too Harry Potter to tell anyone, so she kept quiet.

     Only one person knew, her best friend, Mari Anne. She vowed to never tell anyone of the odd way Girlie suffered.

     And as always, while Girlie Appleshine and Mari Anne Branchley awaited the snap of the camera for the group photo, they held hands. People thought it looked cute, but no one understood that Girlie just needed comfort. Every time the camera flashed, she wanted to cry. She hated Picture Day.

     All because of a white flash and a burning scar.

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