Soliloquy of the conceited

Do you like it? 

It’s cool isn’t it 

It’s very rare 

And special 

I bought it in that shop 

Across from my office 

I work in the city you know 

Big job I have 

Power 

Responsibilities 

My bonus is more 

Than your annual salary.

Hard work pays off 

Of course there is 

An element of luck 

Right place at the right time

And looks count too 

Some of it I owe to my elegance 

And my high heels

But I look after myself you know 

I’m fit 

Super fit 

I run for charity, it’s important 

To care for others

Isn’t it 

I talk about that in my podcast 

I have a podcast 

It’s good, very good 

I have followers 

I’m quite well known you know 

And appreciated 

But that’s because I give back in a way 

With my time 

And my expertise. 

Yes I’ll have another one 

Large please, thank you

Actually, Champagne please

What was your name again? 



B F Jones is French and lives in the UK. She has stories published in various UK and US literary magazines: Ellipsis, The Cabinet of Heed, Rejection Letters, Spelk, Idle Ink and Storgy amongst others. Her debut collection, The Fabric of Tombstones, was released in April 2020.

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