Daily Drabble – Mask

Masked women sounds glamorous and sexy, but in truth…

Daughter, wife, mother, grandmother – which discounts neighbour, friend, secretary and all the other socially acceptable faces.

It’s surprising, when you think about it, how few women are in custody – or the divorce courts – because their masks were so suffocating that they threw them aside and did all the things society thinks they shouldn’t.

Who hasn’t longed to skinny dip in a dark sea with a dangerous lover?

Who hasn’t looked across the breakfast table and wanted to flick marmalade?

Mary took the dare.

They wrote this on her gravestone:

‘Died Laughing’

©Jane Jago

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