Prospect House is a short story written by Frances Childs. It first appeared in Harlot red and was published by Serpent’s Tail in 2002.
The short story follows Kim, a girl who lost her job after getting Hepatitis B and therefore ends up in Prospect House.
But even in her rough environment and with her haunting past, Kim has a dream of becoming an actress.
Prospect House is an inspiring short story that shows us the viewpoint of girls in poor social conditions (also known as the social lower class) trying to break out of their social mobility, that is the theme of the story.
Even the title refers to breaking out of the pattern as the word ‘prospect’ means possibility, chance and potential.