Day 1) "I deserve a…"

I deserve a cupcake.

No, really, I do. I deserve a cupcake.

I’m a single mom of three, I work nights, live in a two bedroom apartment, my washer’s broke, and I haven’t showered in two days.

I told you, I deserve a cupcake.

A huge, expensive cupcake piled high with raspberry icing from one of those fancy places with a French lady’s name: Gigi’s or Sophie’s or something.


Lord knows I can’t afford one.

Me and my luck, if I had money for a cupcake it would probably taste like nasty crap. Or be jacked up with some crazy street drugs that my neighbor Angel talks about and I’d find my sorry butt in jail. Still without a cupcake. More than likely if I got my hands on one, the kids would jam their sticky fingers into the icing and the whole thing’d be ruined.

My mama always told us not to complain because we’re too pretty to be bitter.

But you know what, I am bitter. I’m as bitter as all get out.

And, for once in my life, I want something sweet.

I deserve a cupcake.


  1. 31 Days of Writing Creatively on September 30, 2013 at 8:21 am

    […] Day 1) “I deserve a…” […]

  2. Jessi on September 30, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Most assuredly, you deserve a cupcake.

  3. Bek on September 30, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    • Victoria Wilson on September 30, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Loved it, Beks! 🙂 Thanks for joining the fun!

  4. Janice on October 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I deserve a word of appreciation for all the work I do at my workplace.
    I deserve a word of thanks for all the meals I make for my family.
    I deserve a hug every day from my husband for trying to be a good wife.
    But I deserve nothing.

    I am not my own. God made me, and he made me imperfect.
    Even though I am so flawed, he loves me. He loved me so much, that he gave up his only son. His perfect son.
    I have the gift of his forgiveness. I am free from condemnation.

    God gives me so many gifts each day, if I only count them. But I have to see them to count them.

    I deserve nothing. But God gives me so very much.

    • Victoria Wilson on October 2, 2013 at 8:36 am

      That’s beautiful Janice, thanks so much for chiming in! The person speaking here is the total antithesis to the one in my piece. I really like comparing the two to each other.

  5. Julia on October 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Sounds like the beginning of an e-book to me. Love the contrast you use “I’m bitter…deserve sweet.”

    • Victoria Wilson on October 3, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks Julia! I hadn’t thought of this piece as being a part of an eBook. The woman speaking is a character that just popped into my head when I heard the prompt! But – who knows? – maybe it could be some sort of eBook. Or, maybe, a book with like a series of character profiles and how they all would respond to that sentence starter “I deserve a…” Thanks for reading!

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