Angry Lizbeth


 Monday’s Finish the Story

This is a flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. My challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided.

Finish the story begins with:
“After losing her head, she realized that the rest of her body was falling apart!”

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Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 149

(c) Barbara W. Beacham

Angry Lizbeth


“After losing her head, she realized that the rest of her body was falling apart!” Angry six-year-old Lizbeth tore the arms and legs off of her favorite doll. “She’d show them!” she thought.

Her parents told her she was grounded because she ran away yesterday. They found her at the school yard. Running away didn’t have the effect she thought it would. Her parents were angry rather than happy to see her.

After Lizbeth destroyed her doll, she was sad because it was her favorite. But sometimes she got so angry. Now, what was she to do? She couldn’t put it back together and her parents wouldn’t buy her another one. She had to find another way to get even with them.

“What else can I do?” she thought and said aloud, “I’ll burn down the house. I just need to find the lighter.”

Lizbeth ran toward the house.



According to Kids Mental Health, ODD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder:
Conduct disorder/ ODD is an exhausting disorder affecting children, or the entire family when a child with the disorder behaves in a manner resembling the terrible two’s magnified by 50.
A child who is so out of control even Nanny 911 episodes appear tame. It feels as if something went so incredibly wrong that a child acts out in ways that will make a parent fear they are raising the next serial killer. Sure, that may sound a bit dramatic but this is how it is when living with a child diagnosed with Conduct disorder / Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).


Also, according to myVMC (My Virtual Medical Center):
ODD is one of the most common childhood behaviour disorders. About 10.2% of all children will develop ODD, with the condition occurring slightly more commonly in boys (11%) than girls (9%). The true rate of ODD is still debated.

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