50-Word Tales #98

Redhead

The landlord told her he would evict her if she did not pay the rent today. She had no money.

Through the town she wandered, weeping, and rolling her long fiery locks around her finger. On a wig shop window she read: ‘We buy red hair. Excellent price.’
‘Should I?’

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11 thoughts on “50-Word Tales #98

  1. My interpretation: the key word is ‘locks’, implying her hair is ‘locked’ for her by her – it is precious to her. The fact that she has no money (the context) and the question, ‘should I?’ (the dilemma), brings forward the tension in the poem – should she sell her hair for money in her extremely difficult scenario? This poem is really about questioning what are luxuries and necessities. Excellent work! 😉

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