50 Word Thursday — The Cavewoman

8B0ECE2F-5D8C-4A8F-8C5F-E26D418B2C2CThey paused at the display in the Museum of Natural History and Ellen began sobbing. Pete grabbed her hand and asked what was wrong, but she waved him off.

Ellen tended to be insecure and worried. And it seemed as if in recent years she had mostly worried about losing her looks. Pete sensed what was upsetting her. “You’re wrong,” he said, “you really don’t look anything like that mannequin woman cooking by the fire.”

Ellen became hysterical, “I didn’t tell you why I was crying but you assumed why,” she said. “So I really do look like that cavewoman.”

(100 words)


Written for this week’s 50 Word Thursday prompt from Kristian (aka Kristian at Tales From the Mind of Kristian). The idea is to use the image above (unattributed), along with the lines, “Ellen tended to be insecure and worried. And it seemed as if in recent years she had mostly worried about losing her looks,” from Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, and to write a post that must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments.