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Steel Myself #writephoto

In response to Sue Vincent’s weekly #writephoto prompt of this week: Web

 

It was my suit of armor, the web of lies I wove. Couldn’t let them get to know the real me for then they would surely leave. I was a more interesting person with the lies. I felt powerful.

Shield yourself from the pain of rejection. Never allow them to walk away first. Don’t give them the power of thinking they have your number!

When I choose to, I can peel off the armor and free myself of the weight of it all. But who am I fooling? It’s just another lie I tell to make myself feel strong.

Mano a Mano

In response to Sue Vincent’s #Writephoto prompt for this week, I submit this 99-word tale. Please consider joining in the fun, either this week or in weeks to come. FOLLOW Sue Vincent  here.

I’m watching you, just like you watch me. You place yourself in strategic spots amongst the trees, dressed in clothes to help you blend in so I won’t notice. But I do notice.

Of course, my being aware has come at a price.  One by one, you have taken the young ones for purposes only you can justify. Do their heads look good above your mantle?

So now, I have had enough. I am old and will soon die probably on my own. To honor those of my family who had no choice in the matter, take me now.

Thursday photo prompt: Calling #writephoto

Be Still and Know

In response to Sue Vincent’s #writephoto challenge this week; Stillness.

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Resting her head on tucked up legs, Lisa gazed in to the sea. Where did it start? Where did it end? How many stories did it have to tell? Well, it had one more story now.

Lazy fingers traced the outline of the small, white cardboard box by her side. She knew she had done the right thing by releasing her mother’s ashes into the water. She was setting her free from a life of misery.

The sun melted into ribbons of silken colors; Lisa knew it was a sign from her mother.

“Peace be with you, Mom!”

(c) 2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

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