She tried to smoothen her frown before posing for the snap. This was her third time at the weird photo centre. She was nearing 30 and to get her marriage arranged was the sole purpose of her family. This snap would probably aid in finding her match.
Love marriage was out of question in the small town.
Thankfully, her parents ensured that she got well educated. But that was coming in her way too. She was overqualified for most of her prospective grooms in the area.
Her father thought of finding her match online at matchmaking.com. They uploaded her details and horoscope. But nothing worked out. Well wishers blamed it on her snaps. She looked too dark. So, she was heavily powdered to be clicked. That didn’t work either.
This time she needed the perfect picture.
As she sat there, getting instructed by the photographer to get her posture right, she felt like breaking free and running..
But her demeanour changed on seeing her anxious parents. She smiled and tried to look her best…for their sake!
This is my entry to the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers hosted by the lovely Priceless Joy. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. This challenge is open to all who would like to participate. For more information, please CLICK HERE. Thank you Uday for the picture.