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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Perfect Unison

She grew weary of the way it mimicked her.

It constantly pointed out her flaws.

It distorted her truths in a way that made them unrecognizable.

She loathed how it would just sit by quietly without saying anything even though it knew rage brewed within her.

It remained expressionless through these rants, denying her the very comfort she was screaming for.

"Surely I can find better company than you!" she spat.

She threw it down and it smashed to pieces.

Overwhelmed by her actions,

She slumped down next to it.

Each broken piece sobbed in agony.

At first she laughed, thinking she had won

Until she recognized its cries as her own.

Bits and fragments of bottled-up tears.

She sat there and cried in perfect unison with her mirror.


NOTE: THIS PIECE OF WORK IS FICTION AND DOES IN NO WAY REFLECT HOW I CURRENTLY FEEL...QUITE THE OPPOSITE IN FACT (I AM HAPPY TO REPORT)

20 comments:

  1. Stephanola, This is so well written, but I hope it's not YOU who is dissatisfied with what she sees in the mirror because I happen to know you're beautiful.

    Love,
    Lola

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  2. Absolutely fabulous! With writing like that, you get to bypass the 7 years of bad luck ;)

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  3. Can I "third" Lola? Introspection is good, but don't overdo it!

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  4. I just put a note at the end of the piece. This is not what I see when I look in the mirror. I'm actually in a really good place.
    Thank you for the thoughtful compliments!

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  5. Really well done Stephanie, that is brilliant! : )

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  6. Like a mini mystery. With clever clues. And a dandy payoff.

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  7. Thanks, I originally had this titled, "Mirror, Mirror"...that was just too easy.

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  8. Dear Stephanie, I'm glad you added the note at the end as, like Lola, Queen Bee, and Fishducky, I was concerned.

    For years now I've been trying to write a little each day so as to encourage my creativity and polish my craft. I'm glad you are doing the same thing.
    You have so much talent.

    Peace.

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  9. Really good piece.

    I love stepping out of my zone. It allows for a whole different set of creative juices, ya know?

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  10. I'm happy to know that you're in a happy place. Did your GPS help you find it?

    Love,
    Lola

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  11. A great post Stephanie. It comes across so well. I love reading the things you post. (I'm also glad you're in a better place than this.)

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  12. I'm glad you added the note too crazy woman because we all know your beautiful. I thought you were gonna go with your cell phone for a minute there. Well done as usual my friend.

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  13. This piece--THIS is amazing. Nicely done!

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  14. i read this a few times. there's something that drops out of sight, feels like. like looking into a mirror to see another reflecting from behind. this sort of disjointed energy, especially as you close, seems to fittingly match your theme. nice! and also that you are not in a mirrored black hole yourself:)
    you are a skilled writer.

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  15. Thank you, again, for all the wonderful comments. They feed the soul.

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  16. killer post, though honestly, there are days that I would like to destroy my mirror or at least not look at it! Great writing.

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