By Andrew Parker
There was something about Gloria. Maybe it was her thick, blond hair, nice skin tone, nice body, or that she knew where all her body parts were at any moment.
Maybe it was that she was ugly.
But something was magical about her, something beyond the gleam in eyes of a shark fisherman surrounded by great whites, something beyond the infinity of the stars above.
Perhaps Gloria’s essence could be seen glistening on a white rose on a dewy morning.
Perhaps it couldn’t be seen.
One day, she came home crying after being teased by her classmates.
Her mother sat her down and said, “Gloria, you’re beautiful. I don’t mean inside, because everybody is ugly inside. You have a prominent forehead, startling wide-apart eyes, an exquisite curved and twisted nose, and an electrifying crooked mouth. God has been good to you. Good looking people only seem that way because they have average features. And, Gloria, you’re not at all average. You have distinctive looks. You’re gorgeous, and your physical beauty is only part of what makes you so special.” [Read more…] about The Ugly Girl