Off the Shelf


Daily Prompt: Take a look at your bookcase. If you had enough free time, which book would be the first one you’d like to reread? Why?

The book I want to take off the shelf and reread today is the Little Miss Grumpy book. I seem to have completely forgotten the beginning of the story: what on earth happened to that poor girl to make every other Little Miss and Mr irritate her so much? Where does all that anger and narkiness keep bubbling up from? Why can’t she be more like Little Miss Happy and Little Miss Pretty? Should we blame Big Mr and Mrs Grumpy for bringing her up to be that way?

I’ve also forgotten what happens to her in the end. Does she stay grumpy forever? Do her friends take her to the doctor and have her put on happy pills? Does she have any friends at all with an attitude like hers?

Sometimes I think I mix up her book with the My Little Pony books, and I see Little Miss Grumpy going off to throw some reins around a glossy stallion and jumping up on him for a nice long ride every time she starts feeling grumpy or out of sorts.

Or is that just what society thinks all grumpy women need to be healed?


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