Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mirror, Mirror


Amelia was raised by parents with very strictly defined ideas of how one should make their way in the world. 

Creativity was far less important than solid predictability. Conformity was far preferable to unrestrained individuality. While happiness and fulfillment were, theoretically, attainable it was best to not invest too much of one’s energies in such intangibles. 

Sadly, by the time she left home, Amelia had no depth of feeling, no imagination, no spark within her but merely reflected back to others what she believed they wished her to be while having absolutely no understanding of what that might actually be.



This story was written for Visual Dare 26: Eclipse 

7 comments:

  1. This is great, but sadly so true, I hate to see imagination curtailed.

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  2. I am living proof of how hard that can be to overcome ;)

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  3. A great story for this prompt. Nicely done.

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  4. haha we had similiar names, such an interesting take, though you can only suppress true imagination for so long ;)

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  5. Such a brilliant take on the picture - great language and a very poignant tale. I feel really sorry for Amelia trapped in her conformity.

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  6. Shrewdly poignant. Wonderful symbolic use of the prompt. Another triumph from the flash fiction master - great job, Jeff!!

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