"A Tale of Two Sisters" [ficlet]

Originally published on Ficlets June 11, 2008.

"A Tale of Two Sisters"

Julie Meyer had it all.

She was a tall and statuesque brunette with dazzling green eyes, a killer tan year-round, and designer clothes that were perfectly molded to her every curve. Every girl wanted to be her, every boy wanted to have her. All of Finnigan High School was painfully aware of her existence, from the lowliest freshman to the most popular senior.

Today was the first day of her junior year. Julie carefully placed a practiced smile on her face, eager to soak up the attention that was sure to follow, and then pushed open the cafeteria door.

Sure enough, there was a predictable ripple of heads turning to see who’d just walked in, the hush of whispers when they realized it was her. Julie’s smile widened when she saw her friend Stacy wave from one of the benches at the front.

In the back of the cafeteria sat Katherine. She sat alone reading Sense and Sensibility . She didn’t even look up when her older sister walked in. She was used to all the fuss made about Julie, used to being a ghost.

2 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

I thought you mean the Korean horror movie A Tale of Two Sisters蔷花,红莲。

Unknown said...

Oh, I haven't seen that film. I'll have to check it out.