The Frump Squad

A short story…

Scared of being ridiculed by other kids at school, she stalled before running out of the house.  She did not want to wear a skirt with sweat pants underneath because it looked ridiculous and she was already being picked on because of her chipped teeth. “Dad, why do I have to wear this?” she asked before leaving the house. His response had a usual tone of sternnes which meant that he was in charge. His reason had been communicated before… “Girls are not supposed to show their legs” was mentioned the last time so she already knew his reason why.

Sure enough, as soon as she got to school, the kids started laughing at her because she was wearing something that looked aweful. She was the only girl in school to dress that way. She cried and then carried on with her day. Lucky for her, she had made friends with some other girls who had similar stories of their own. Two of them were double her size and one came from a broken home. The four girls made a pact at an early age to always stick together.

To be continued…


This is my very first attempt at writing a short story so I would greatly appreciate it if you could provide me with honest feedback. If it sucked please say that. If you liked it please tell me why.

As always, I appreciate you taking the time to read and I thank you for any comments that you leave me.

I hope that you all had an amazing week and I pray that your weekend is peaceful and blessed.

Christy 🙂

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37 thoughts on “The Frump Squad

    • CHRISTY ISTRATE says:

      Thank you so much for reading and sending such great feedback. I always appreciate your support Len. I really wanted the reader to feel a part of the main character so that is who I tried to be a part of… hopefully I did it correctly.. 🤞🤗

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  1. floatinggold says:

    The ending definitely leaves you wanting more. Well done.
    I would play a bit more with emotions, i.e.: how she felt when her father said what he said, when the kids laughed, what she did to move on with her day, etc.
    Such things suck the reader in even deeper.
    Nice story.

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