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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
THE PERFECT IDIOT’S PROFESSION
Twelve-year-old Kathy burst into the bedroom. “Hey, Lazy-Bones, time for breakf—.” She choked on a scream.
Tommy’s body hung by a noose from a rafter.
Kathy picked at her eggs. “I miss Tommy.”
Mother ignored the reference to her departed son. “Get ready for school.”
Kathy shuddered. “No!”
“Traumatized.” Father sighed. “I fear Kathy’s destined to become a recluse. I’ll hire a tutor.”
Years later, nineteen-year-old Katharine announced to the dismay of her father. “I’m going to be an actress.”
Dr. Hepburn scowled at his headstrong daughter. “You don’t get anywhere in theater unless you sleep with the director.”