Copyright 2012 Rene Lathrop
By Rene Lathrop-Nethercot
PO box 912 Derby, Ks
This is a work of original fiction. Any correlation with real events or people is coincidental and should be treated as such.
Dawn was one of those girls all the other girls envied. She had so much self-confidence. Of course in my eyes, her confidence wasn't "self" confidence at all. She did not earn her confidence. She saw the favor in other people's eyes and translated that into a stockpile of confidence. Her self-worth was built only on her daddy's money and her natural beauty. She did not contribute to either, so it couldn't be considered "self" anything. I would love to claim that I was too good to envy such a girl. Money is temporary after all and looking back on the tempest of an acquaintanceship I had with Dawn, I wish I knew then what I know now. I would have saved the energy it took to beat her. I wouldn't have made the choices I made. There are just some genies I can't put back in the bottle.