In honour of the general election taking place in the U.K. today, I tried to avoid politics for this week’s contest. Alas, I didn’t quite manage it. Enjoy:
First Lady is a term used for the wife of a male head of state. In the case of a female head of state the term Fist Gentleman is used for her spouse, and the term First Family is used to describe the couple and their children. Occasionally a woman other then the spouse of the head of state may adopt the role (if not the title) of First Lady, as did Chelsea Clinton during Hilary Clinton’s campaign for election to the U.S. Senate. The term is not used for the wife of a Prime Minister in countries with a constitutional monarchy, such as the United Kingdom, as the reigning monarch, not the Prime Minister, is the head of state.
Eva Perón, First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952, was born on this day in 1919. She left home age 15 to pursue a career as an actress. Ten years later she met Colonel Juan Perón at a charity event to benefit the victims of the San Juan earthquake. The two were married the following year and Juan Perón was elected President of Argentina the year after. During the next six years Eva campaigned for women’s suffrage and labour rights until her death from cancer in 1952 aged 33. The life of Eva Perón was celebrated in the musical, and later movie, Evita.
Here is this week’s photo prompt:
A story of between 90 and 110 words starting with FIRST and ending with LADY and incorporating the photo prompt.
Anyone, but especially you!
Why not! Because it’s fun. Because it’s a challenge. Because the winner will receive their own winner’s page, their story on the winning stories list, a ‘who is the the author’ feature to be posted next week, entry into the ‘Micro Bookend of the Year’ competition, and a copy of this year’s winning stories compilation.
Now! Get your entry in BEFORE 5:00 am Friday (UK time: http://time.is/London).
Post your story in the comments section. Include the word count and your Twitter username (if you’re Twitterized). Don’t forget to read the full rules before submitting your story.
Please give your story a title. It will not be included in the word count.
Please try to leave comments on a couple of other stories. It’s all part of the fun, and everyone likes feedback!
Remember, only stories that use the bookends exactly as supplied (punctuation is allowed) will be eligible to win.