WRITESPIRATION #88 IT’S A DOLLS LIFE

doll island

In response to Sacha Black’s prompt.

It was meant to be my dream holiday. I had been saving for so long, and finally, I got off the plane.
Mattel Island. It was a little-known island in the cluster of Hawaiian islands.  Perfect, I thought. An unspoiled place for me to truly relax.
I hailed a cab outside the airport and one soon stopped. The driver was a handsome young man, with a fixed smile on his face. “Where to, Miss?”
I gave him the name of the hotel and we drove off.
Looking out of the window I saw some of the locals going about their business.
There sure were some attractive folk out there, on this island!
Reaching the hotel, I paid the driver, who I had named Ken, after the infamous doll.
The reception was quiet, and I strolled over to the desk. As the receptionist looked up, brushing her blonde hair from her face, I was struck by how perfect she looked, almost like Barbie.
Then it hit me.  Pretty much everyone I had seen seemed to have that plastic perfection look about them…
It was like landing on an Island of dolls!
Then she remembered the name of the island.
Mattel Island…

45 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jademwong
    May 18, 2016 @ 20:09:45

    Ohh boy, an island of dolls is creepy enough but an Island of Barbies & Kens. Mattel would be proud of this story, or maybe not considering it’s so delightfully creepy 😀

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  2. Judy Martin
    May 18, 2016 @ 08:23:20

    Just seen this Sis! I love the way you have gone with the prompt, very cleverly done! 🙂

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  4. Jane Dougherty
    May 13, 2016 @ 16:32:00

    An island of Barbie people. The stuff of nightmares 🙂

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  5. Sacha Black
    May 12, 2016 @ 15:33:46

    OMG genius!!!! I proper didn’t see it coming too. I cursed myself at the end! I was like WTF how did I miss the hint! BRILLIANT. and also terrifying. Can you actually imagine a bloody island full of barbies?!?! OMG no! lol

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  6. Hugh's Views and News
    May 07, 2016 @ 16:43:07

    That’s a cracking ending and a great little piece of flash fiction, Ritu. Loved how you connected the name of the island up to the dolls. Brilliant.

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  7. KL Caley
    May 07, 2016 @ 09:20:00

    Haha excellently written creepy little take Ritu! Loved it! KL ❤

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  8. Rareity
    May 07, 2016 @ 07:08:14

    Creeeeepy!

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  9. syl65
    May 07, 2016 @ 04:55:11

    First the photo is creepy and then…Mattel Island!

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  10. Sharon Yvonne
    May 06, 2016 @ 23:24:33

    A Barbie world!!!! 🙂

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  11. TanGental
    May 06, 2016 @ 22:35:54

    That’s as creepy as all hell

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  12. Erika Kind
    May 06, 2016 @ 22:19:14

    Ha…. good story, Sis! Just glad nobody looked like Chucky!

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  13. pranabaxom
    May 06, 2016 @ 21:57:37

    Good that you did not land in Valley of the Dolls.

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  14. The Story Reading Ape
    May 06, 2016 @ 21:12:01

    Nice one 👍😄

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  15. Erica Herd
    May 06, 2016 @ 20:56:49

    Good one!

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  16. Smiling Notes
    May 06, 2016 @ 20:49:47

    Wow! beautifully written!! loved it.

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  17. Bee Halton
    May 06, 2016 @ 20:40:04

    Oh my goodness how creepy. Was it a cheap travel pack ;-). Great story 🙂

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