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Bridal Body

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Bridal Body

Bridal Body
A story from "Big Time: Stories" by Jen Spyra

Please use this thread to discuss the above referenced story.
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Re: Bridal Body

A woman is to be married in three months. She does not seem too worried about a prominent neck tattoo that says PROPERTY OF CHAINSAW. "I don't care how good of a kisser your ninth-grade boyfriend is; never get a tattoo of his name outside the bikini area."

No, she is much more worried about her out of shape body and decides to attack that. What begins as a three month tone up at the gym turns into a seven year total obsession. Bizarreness ensues...
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Re: Bridal Body

This story is available to read for free at https://www.amazon.com/Big-Time-Stories ... ref=sr_1_1 as well as the Foreword by Stephen Colbert and most of the second story, The First Influencer.

There is something very politically incorrect about laughing at fat people. This story is about a bride to be who finds herself mercilessly exploited and degraded by a personal fitness trainer. The theme is extreme exaggeration of things we could imagine actually happening.
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After reading Mr. Tulip's interpretation another comes to mind since so much information is left out of a short story. Perhaps the bride's seven year absence and fitness obsession was her bizarre way of getting out of a marriage she did not want and back to her true love. At the end of the story she says "I do" to Chainsaw...
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Re: Bridal Body

How I read it was that extreme slimming is generally seen as requiring such intense willpower and suffering. To the point that thinness becomes an end in itself that totally overwhelms more important goals in life.
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