Rebel Girl

Rebel Girl wants to burn it all to the ground.

Explode the Mercedes in the carpark.

Light the boat her father favors on fire.

Even then she knows she will be trapped in this castle.

Rebel Girl wants to destroy her inherited world.

Let the ashes soot up the wall.

Watch as the servants try to clean the remains.

Even then she knows they will not kick her out.

Rebel Girl wants to be free.

Abandon her title.

Spit on her privilege.

Even then she knows the crown will fall on her head

Because Rebel Girl will never be released.

Directions: Write a scene or an entire story of 100 words on the nose (no more, no fewer), inspired by this photograph.

This week’s Warmup Wednesday challenge: Borrow a song title for your story’s title (note: please don’t include lyrics, for copyright’s sake).

Milton Manor, Sutton Wick. CC2.0 photo by John Turner.