Sometimes she wondered if it was fate. "Why was I born when the stars weren't positioned right?" The girl blamed the parents, astrology and God. But then she dried her tears and felt a smile as loving purrs and head butts reminded her to be grateful.
The darkness inside was a sharp contrast to the sunny sky outside. She did her thing, running on auto pilot. It wasn't hard to fake a smile or two. People never bothered her much because they knew she was an introvert. But when she heard laughter, the ugly thoughts made her heart churn painfully. But…Read more Inside Outside
"Hold me," she asked without a syllable. He heard her. His strong arms surrounded her thoughts, making the terrible ones disappear. She said a silent thank you. His arms responded. They didn't need words.
Wasted years turned into sudden regret. She could blame nobody but herself. Choices are personal yet circumstances are created by more than one. She yearned for the lost years. Precious days and months and years spent in a loveless cloud. She had fooled herself believing that she wanted just that. "Is it too late?" The voice…Read more Too late for love?
"The chair will break!" A classmate yelled out as she sat down. Fifteen mean giggles followed. She didn't look up as her vision clouded with tears. She could never get used to this. The others went back to their daily lives, not noticing her injured heart.
She wanted a boyfriend like the popular girls in class always had one. But who'd like her? "I'm so fat and ugly," she told herself every time she dared to have a crush. Her sister told her to just go and say, "I like you." But how could she? Sometimes she wondered if she hated…Read more Body Image Series 3
"The annual swimming competition will be next Monday," announced the teacher. Rita's heart started pounding. She needed to get sick by Monday. She couldn't bear to see the other girls looking so nice when a swimsuit would make her look like a big hippo. But mother would be angry - five years of swimming lessons…Read more Body Image Series 2