Author’s Note: This Friday Flash is set in the universe of my web serial Animal Kingdom. Previous entries also set in this universe can be found here (scroll down to the bottom of the page).
With a large tote bag flung over her shoulder, Megan pushed into a public restroom. She tossed the bag onto the counter, pulled out a makeup case no bigger than her hand, and dumped out its contents.
She barely looked in the mirror as she worked; powdering her nose, sweeping shimmery pink gloss over her lips, taking a scarf off her hair and securing any stray dark brown hairs with bobby pins.
Last but not least, she slipped off a pair of flats and traded them for nude high heels. Only then did she look into the mirror.
Smiling, she smoothed the bright pink and green Lilly Pulitzer dress she wore. I did it, she thought. I really look the part.
She’d pulled her hair into a bun so tightly her head hurt, all the foundation she’d piled on left her face itchy, and the dress’ tag was tucked into her bra just in case she needed to return it.
It was worth it to get a full time, non-bartending job for the first time in months.