(Author’s notes: Learning new stuff coming up. We’ll see what happens! Here’s today’s fictioneers!)
Mama Can’t Buy You Love
by Miles H. Rost
“Why are we in a bowl shop?” Harley asked.
“Mom told me to pick something, and she’ll buy it,” Clarissa replied.
“But, sweetheart, whenever she buys you something, you’re depressed for weeks.”
“It makes me happy.”
“Clarissa, it doesn’t. Your mom doesn’t want you happy. She wants you obedient.”
“Then what do you propose, Harley?”
“Why not let me make you happy?”
“How would you make me happy? Can you buy me things?”
“No, but instead you’ll have a home to call your own. And a husband who loves you.”
“Would you marry me?”
Clarissa dropped the bowl.