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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
READY FOR MY CLOSEUP
Addie beamed. “Isn’t my little girl just the prettiest thing?”
“Her ears are a bit large,” said Addie’s mother Bertha.
Glory’s ruffled skirt flared as she skated along the sidewalk way ahead of the other children. Puffs of ribbon adorned her glossy hair and covered her ears.
“You spoil her.”
“Glory is special.” Addie shrugged.
“She’s a daydreamer. Her marks in school are deplorable. What can the future possibly hold for such a child?”
Not many years later, Addie Swanson once more beamed with pride when Gloria’s image graced the screens of movie theaters from one coast to the other.
Gloria Swanson 1899-1983