Beauty and the Brat by Ron Shillingford
Approx. 4,780 words.
Published on May 12, 2012.
Beauty pageants for children are not noted for good taste and exemplary behaviour. Just ask Tony, who endures constant abuse as step-father of little Modesty, the most obnoxious child on the circuit. But with a mother like Rebecca, Modesty thinks she has the perfect role model and is destined for stardom.