The Polar Bear Coat (6 Sentence Story)

Prompt:  COAT

It was a new school…again.

New state, new climate, new house, new rules, new faces (and still no place for her).

New clothes from Penney’s, where evidently other girls’ mothers’ shopped…she resembled one of triplet sisters.

The new coat, white, looked like a polar bear had left it behind; and was identical to that worn by a girl who offered friendship.

This coat was big and thick…white fake-fur-armor she never took off throughout the schoolday.

It, and her unyielding mute gaze into the distance, protected her from all things fearsome…like scary adolescent boys.

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations,  2020 ~ All rights reserved.

10 thoughts on “The Polar Bear Coat (6 Sentence Story)

  1. While I can’t relate to the moving around so often, I can certainly sympathize. For some kids, it probably foments insecurity, for others it’s probably an exciting adventure! I’m glad she found something that gave her “courage” each day. Fear is a difficult experience for young people to navigate. How lucky there was friendship with a person she could identify with, if only through fashion choice :D.
    Only takes one to make a difference in a person’s world.


  2. Went to the same school on the same street for 12 years, my daughter on the other hand was in nine schools in 12 years…she gets it…I should…good six. Glad you’re here.


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