by Pepper on January 25, 2013

Little Girl Flipping offI ran across this photo on the internet some time back and I just had to grab a copy of it. How awesome is this small girl for flipping off the grownup who’s taking her picture? We don’t know anything about the story behind the photo, but even though she’s obviously upset, she’s found a way to get in the last word. And I admire her for it.

Having been raised to be “good” above everything else, I was — and still largely am — sorely lacking in sass.  So I guess that is why I appreciate it when I read an especially plucky heroine. Give me a heroine who’s not afraid to speak her mind, who pulls her own weight, who has got it going on even if the hero doesn’t call her for a date on a Saturday night.  And the best kind of stories are the ones where the heroine starts out kind of wimpy and ends up with a backbone that won’t quit. And of course a hero who admires her for it. Sigh.

What’s your favorite kind of heroine? Someone who’s a little insecure, or a gal with sass?

“Let’s read something spicy!”


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Pam Prentice January 25, 2013 at 4:59 pm

LOL! This picture totally reminds me of my little sister, Grace. She doesn’t take sh*t off anybody. I like the kind of heroines you talked about. The ones who start out kinda wimpy and then find their own strength. When I read about those kind of women, it inspires me to be stronger myself. Great post!


Pepper January 25, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Nice to hear from you Pam. Your sister sounds like she’d make an excellent heroine. It’s interesting that you consider your sister sassy but not yourself, yet you came from the same family. Why do you think that happens? Thanks for your interest.
– Pepper


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