Mitzi must now depend upon herself to provide for her needs and Randi's. She sets out in This Great Nation of Ours, as proud Plasticopians call their country, to look for a job.

This looks promising.

"Hi, I'm Mitzi, the Unemployed Single Mother. I'm looking for work."

"Hello, Mitzi, I'm Sharon the Grumpy Coffee Shop Owner. I could use some help, if you don't eat all the donuts and can tolerate standing on your feet for eight hours a day at a dead-end poor-paying job without benefits ...... zsssst, don't even ask about medical insurance."

"I can see why you're grumpy. When do I start?"

"How about tomorrow?"

Here, let me introduce you to some of our ordinary everyday Plasticopian regulars. This is Janice the Flower Shop Proprietor,

and here's Leroy the Pilot and Barstone the Candlestick Maker.

Over there is Kathy Cowlick the News Rudder and Myrtle the Indulgent Grandmother Who Never had to work a Day in Her Life for a Paycheck. "

"Nice to meet you. Well, I must be going. I've got a show in an hour."

"Are you going to talk to Cindersara again?"

"That's very likely. We've had so many complaints that we treated her unfairly, asking her all those hard questions, that we think it's only fair to give her another chance with some easy questions. I'll keep you updated."

Mitzi is so excited to have a job that she splurges the last of her egg money that she took out of the sugar jar before Jack took everything else, including the jar. She buys some paint and some fabric and works magic on some junky garage sale furniture and hand-me-downs from her more prosperous relatives. For two weeks, while she waits for a paycheck, she and Randi live on stale donuts from the coffee shop and food samples from their daily tour of Costso.

Meanwhile she paints....

and sews.

Soon the little townhouse looks like a home.

The inviting living room.

The cozy bedroom.

The functional kitchen, where Mitzi turns her first paycheck into much awaited hamburgers and apple pie.

Every working day Mitzi drops Randi off at her older sister's house.

In the evenings, after Randi is asleep, she reads Harley Quinn romances

or watches chicky flickies and cries herself to sleep in this Great Nation of Ours.


TiaNor said...

Another great chapter. I really like the lighting in your dioramas. The use of lamps and making them light is totally cool.

Happy Halloween.

scholarly1 said...

I really like your photo story. The story is very interesting and realistic! I look forward to upcoming chapters! Excellent work on the dioramas!

silkstone1 said...

do you make the bed ensembles also for your dolls beds, those are great, I have to remember to come back and see your site again I hope you don't mind all my comments but I love doll stories. I have just started dios, and stories are my next step.

silkstone1 said...

oh here you go heres Xenobias site i told you about she sells stuff on thedollpage.com with out this link you'd never decipher that page, took me a month to figure out the search engine and keywords . I figured i save you the trouble. she is very sweet, one of the most beloved members of so many groups on yahoo in the doll community. now just copy and paste that link and you should be able to find her.


Credits said...

Thank you for the link. I will be looking at the goods offered for sale there.