Oh, Barbie…

Dear Barbie,

I saw you in the store last weekend, and I have to tell you I’m a little disappointed in you. I know you are under a lot of pressure from your boss because sales have been low, and you never pretended to be the classiest act in the toy aisle, but this is just sad. And don’t give me that story about having student loan payments to make, because we all know THAT isn’t true.

At least you have some Mardi Gras beads on. That’s one thing we can say for you, Honey. You always know how to accessorize.

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About Rachel Lewis

I am a writer, ceramic artist, knitter, and new stepparent. As a playwright, I had six short plays produced in showcases and festivals in Manhattan, Salt Lake City, and Austin. My full-length play, Locking Doors, was presented by Wordsmith Theatre Company in The New Lab Theatre (University of Utah) in 2005. I co-wrote a teleplay titled “Thank God I’m Atheist” which won the 2015 “No God But Funny” contest founded by the Center for Inquiry. My short nonfiction essay, “It’s Coming Down,” was published by the online literary magazine Halfway Down the Stairs. I currently work in pharmaceuticals professionally and write recreationally, but dream of making the transition to write professionally and do pharmaceuticals recreationally. I am a Utah native and live in Salt Lake City with my Yorkshire terrier, Wensleydale Doggiepants. I am working on a collection of humorous non-fiction essays and a second full-length play. Follow me at: rachelclewis.com @rachel_lewis_ut (Twitter) @rachel_lewis_ut (Instagram)

One response to “Oh, Barbie…

  1. gina

    Hahaha! Guess deep down we all knew this would happen.

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