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Flash Fiction: Daddy’s Girl by Mark Tulin

Many thanks to Friday Flash Fiction for publishing Daddy’s Girl. It is a 100-words story. Featured image by sarahbernier314

~Daddy’s Girl~

by Mark Tulin

Daddy pampered his daughter and made sure she was comfortable.

“You don’t have to lift a finger,” he said and discouraged her from working or doing chores while buying anything she wished.

“You are my precious little girl, and I want you to stay that way.”

When Daddy passed, his little girl, now forty-seven, got a job at a gas station food mart. For the first time, she knew how it felt to get her hands dirty and earn a wage.

Life was hard, she thought, but living a sheltered life, with things handed to her, was far worse.

I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

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