Broken Pretty Things

By Grant Faulkner

Priscilla’s mother always told her, “A man who wishes you ill is better than a woman who wishes you well.” Many people called her mother a bitch, but many of those people also admired her. Priscilla knew only one thing: She’d be nothing without her mother. It didn’t really matter if she was happy or not; she knew how to get what she wanted. That’s what was important.