This is a work of fiction, a short story of 1260 words.
Sally would always remember the day she started her diet. She had been looking around the shops one Saturday, and picked up a dress she thought she might like to try on. Two women were standing next to her, looking at the same rail. They were about the same age as her, and one of them picked the identical dress. Her companion shook her head, before speaking out in a voice too loud for a public place. “Don’t pick the same dress as that fat cow, whatever you do.” The one with the dress hung it back on the chrome hook at the end, and they walked off, in search of something different.
Sally wondered at first. Was it really her the girl was talking about? She had never thought of herself as being very big. She did…
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