‘If only my eyelids didn’t droop so much. And my nose wasn’t so big.’ She pinched her nose. ‘Then I would be perfect.’
She turned away from the mirror and looked at the savings deposit slip. It read Balance – - £3400.
My face won’t be like this for long,’ she vowed. ‘Only one thousand six hundred pounds to go.’
Two months later, she was sitting at the doctor’s office. Her surgery was scheduled for this afternoon. She took a final photo of her ‘before’ face and smiled when she thought of the ‘after’.
Six weeks of pain and agony later, she was free of the pins and scars. After her final check-up, she met up with her closest friend for coffee.
‘How are you enjoying your new look?’ he asked.
She stared at her chocolate muffin with a deadpan expression.
‘I miss my old nose,’ came the reply.
Tolulope Popoola is a writer, blogger and lover of arts and literature. She recently quit her career in Accounting to become a full-time writer. She blogs at http://writingmystories.blogspot.com, and is the creator of the online fiction series, ‘In My Dreams It Was Simpler’. She also writes short stories, poems and magazine articles, and is currently working on a novel.