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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
SWEET LITTLE ALICE BLUE GOWN
He bowed. “Shall we dance, my dear gadfly?”
Alice took a final puff from her cigarette. “Certainly, Father.”
“Despicable, unladylike habit.” He waltzed her across the ballroom. “Mother asked me to speak with you.”
“Stepmother. Did Emily Spinach sneak into mumsy’s boudoir again?”
“It’s not about your snake. We’re disturbed by your public escapades such as gambling and jumping into swimming pools fully clothed. Must you insist on being the center of attention?”
“Moi?” Alice Roosevelt bristled. “You’re the one who wants to be the bride at every wedding, the corpse at every funeral, and the baby at every christening.”