The Doll Factory

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Do you want to go to the Doll Factory? They will turn you into the now desirable copy of none other than.....Barbie!

Submitted: January 22, 2017

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The Doll Factory

 

Barbie dolls are suddenly back in fashion. But in a big way! No longer are they seen as mere dolls for young girls to play with. No! Now they have become something to aspire to, something for the female population to try to copy.

 

This is an aspiration that is leading to intense frustration. I mean Barbie is tall, and there is really nothing that we women, or indeed you men, can do to change your height once you stop growing. There are posture exercises aplenty, to give you a nice stretched out spine, to correct any slouching, but you are kidding yourselves if you think they are going to add on the inches.

 

Barbie is blonde. Although there are some brunette versions out there, the stereotypical image is that of long golden blonde hair. Oh, and don’t forget the waves. No, not curls, definitely not, but not completely straight either. Blondeness is something we can all achieve, I guess, given enough bleach to do it with. Trying to achieve just the right extent of waviness......not quite so easy. Perhaps it’s better to be done with it. Shave our heads and buy the, now very overpriced, wigs.

 

Feet! Have you looked at a Barbie dolls feet. Warped out of any semblance of normality, they are ultra-small, and permanently, cripplingly arched. If we all bound our feet in childhood like the old Eastern custom and then crammed our feet into ridiculously high-heeled shoes day in and day out, Barbie feet might just be attainable.......eventually.

 

Okay, now that body. Who can say theirs goes in and out in the right places, in the right proportions? I bet there are not many of you. No amount of dieting however extreme is going to make that attainable. No amount of exercise, of any kind is going to give you that physique! Get on your treadmills, bring out the DVD’s, go to classes morning, noon and night. Spend all your time and money on the effort but you are really just wasting your time. It just ain’t gonna happen!

 

Do you still want to achieve that, until recently, archaic and out of date plastic perfection? Do you really still want to walk and talk like a brainless fashion doll? Let’s face it, no matter how much effort was put in to intellectualizing Barbie she always remained the atypical dumb blonde bimbo. If you really want to attain this level of ‘perfection’ book an appointment at the Doll Factory.

 

I hear say that you go in looking like you always do. No matter how overweight, short, young or old you are, what walks out of the other side of the building bearing your identity is a walking, talking life-size Barbie doll.

 

Oh, and they say you are provided with several outfits of clothes to keep you going until your ecstatic husband or boyfriend can take you along for the spending spree of a lifetime at the nearest Barbie Boutique, that will be opening in a town near you any day now.

 

One thing’s for sure. You will never feel the same again!

 

 


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