“It’s just that you’ve been acting so despondent lately, my dear,” Alec said. “I thought putting on some face paint and dressing up for the annual Harvest Festival dance tonight might lighten your spirits a bit. And it’s for a good, benevolent cause, too.”
“I don’t know,” Tina said. “I look ridiculous.”
“Actually, you look quite fetching, Tina,” Alec said. He turned off the overhead light, grabbed a handheld black light, turned it on, and aimed it toward her face. “Here, look at yourself in the mirror, my dear. See how glamorous you look with all of the glow paint and glitter.”
“This is too much,” Tina said. “The way you painted my face, I don’t know if I look more like a clown or some sort of malevolent spirit.” With that, Tina stood up, went into the bathroom, and washed the makeup off of her face.
Written for this week’s What Do You See? prompt from Sadje. Photo credit: Lucas Pezeta at Pexels. Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (difference), Jibber Jabber (approval), Your Daily Word Prompt (behest), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (despondent), Ragtag Daily Prompt (harvest), and Word of the Day Challenge (benevolent).