Saturday, December 11, 2004

Yvonne had a secret. There were four women inside her yearning to make themselves known. They fought under her skin like vicious cats clawing at each other's eyes. Boys felt themselves drawn to her moody nature. They braved any torment for the prize of a smile. Girls however were repelled by the brooding manner Yvonne confronted them with. Often, when they ventured a friendly word she just stared back at them, rabid disbelief in her eyes, as if a crazy person had just spoken. They didn't like her, but did they know how it was inside her? Only when one of her natures held the other three at bay could she show any emotion, one she might venomously reject once the equilibrium shifted. For the moment the hot drops of water soothed the savageness inside her. Yvonne called a truce with herself. The water masked her frustrated tears.

Story #105


sk8rn said...

Wow! Where did you find *that* photo. Oh, and yes, the story was compelling as well. ;-)

Rev. Kimberly Rich said...

Ahhh the joys of MPD! I have known exactly 2 folks with this disorder. You capture it well in this piece. Amazing what you can do with a paragraph.

Love and Light

Anonymous said...

You really have a fertile imagination to find a text development for what each picture you pick here and there! Have a nice weekend!M.P.

The Mushroom said...

This is better than what I would have come up with because my mind goes base. It took some skill to find a thought that was about the people, not the appearance.
- -
I'll never let you see
The way this broken heart is hurting me
I've got my pride
but I know how to hide
All my sorrow and pain...
I'll do my crying in the rain.

If I wait for stormy skies
You won't know the rain from the tears in my eyes
You'll never know
that I still love you so
If any heartaches remain
I'll do my crying in the rain.

Raindrops falling from heaven
Will never take away my misery
Since we're not together
I pray for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you'll never see...

-- Carole King, "Crying In The Rain" (a big hit for the Everly Brothers, an intense cover by a-ha)

Livinia Redlips said...

I'll take the darker skinned one...