The Tailor's Challenge

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
The tailor's daughter wants a dress for the prom, but nothing is girl enough.

Submitted: January 20, 2016

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Submitted: January 20, 2016



There once was a tailor

In a quaint western town

Who fashioned fine suites

For the menfolk around.

If it was a suite

or trousers

A Sport-coat and pants

The fabric was chosen

And the needles would dance.



the tailor was magic

And his creations


One look at his samples

And no doubt

he was hired.

Everyone loved him

For the clothes that he made

But when it came to his daughter

He was only



Everything he made her

Was the Wool-side of ruff

More suited to tom-boys

She had had

quite enough.

So she demanded a change

For her dress for the prom

Something soft and appealing

Something graceful and long.



he made this and that

And many versions of another

He even consulted

Her very own Mother.

But nothing was the right size

And everything was wrong

The material was scratchy

Too stretchable

or long.


They were all too much boy

Not one was her salvation.

But time had run out

She must wear his creation.


He laid a dress on her bed

As a last minute surprise

Then he waited for complaints

The wrong color

wrong size.

But there was no complaints

As she descended the stairs

She smiled and she blushed

And held back her tears.


She was the beautiful princess

In the Gabardine Gown

Made of Cotton

with lace,

The finest in town.

And the style was to die for

Herrera was it's source

This Gabardine Gown


of course.


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