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