You know the drill–99 words, no more, no less. Carrot Ranch is the spot. This week’s theme is “Women Warriors.” Saddle up!

Warrior, warrior

“You’re too fat.”

“You’re too skinny.”

“You should stay at home.”

“You should volunteer again.”

“That’s not organic?”

“Why are you breastfeeding in public?”

“That skirt is too short.”

“That blouse is too modest.”

“Boys will be boys.”

“Men will be men.”

“Be quiet.”

“Speak up.”

The conversations streamed past me as I sat in the mall, quietly observing.

Men may carry clubs, but women carry poison.

Author’s thoughts: It’s up to the reader to determine if all of those voices are women’s voices or if they’re a mixture of men’s and women’s. Do tell.

7 Comments on “Flash Fiction: Women Warriors

  1. Both men’s and women’s, you know. Because I see women so trapped in the orthodox thinking, they cannot even realise what is wrong for them.

  2. I’d say these are a mixture of men’s and women’s voices. Both genders contribute to the oppression of women I fear! Well done. -Molly

  3. Pingback: Warrior Women « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  4. While these messages can come from both genders, somehow it seems more lethal when it comes from other women, as if it is a weapon to hold women in certain expectation.

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