The Drabble Day Challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ and it involves writing a Drabble (a short story of 100 words, plus or minus 5) based around a particular prompt. This week’s prompt was “Dot”.
Katerina Duvall slipped on the powdered wig and took a last look in the glass. The corset reduced her slim form to a painful wasp waist, her cheeks were rouged and her beauty spot was in place. There was a tap on the door and she turned to go.
The ball presented a tableau that was typical of late eighteenth century degeneracy. Aristocrats in their finery, oblivious to the starving masses beyond the gates.
A waiter approached and Katerina nodded to him. She wiped her mouth with a silken napkin and dropped it on the tray.
Nobody noticed her missing
microdot beauty spot…