Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tantalyzing Tuesday Teasers, September 2, 2014 ~ Hidden in Plain Sight

Tantalyzing Tuesday has me scratching my head to find a photo of my choice that will inspire me to write a 200 word short that tantalyzes and tempts. Finally, I did, so I hope you read, enjoy, and comment on my piece before you saunter off. There is a bevy  beautiful of bountiful participating authors that hope to tease and taunt along with me, so show them some love, too, and visit their blogs, read, and comment.  You can find them at the link above or below. I also have them listed one by beautiful one, like sparkling jewels on a piece of velveteen on display to tempt you.

Have you ever felt alone and lonely? I have. But happiness, like beauty and joy, is a light that burns brightly from within. I wish I had learned that sooner in my life.
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Hidden in Plain Sight
She wanted to feel something, someone; but she didn’t. She wasn’t sure that she ever would or even could. She brought strangers to her home, fucked them then told them to leave. She skirted danger, took long midnight walks on the slick, wet streets. She walked the roof tops along the building edges and never tripped, never stumbled, never flew.

She tempted fate but her mistress was illusive and unyielding. She stood amidst hundreds of people in bars draped in darkness shoulder-to-shoulder with merrymakers and was invisible. She knew that all too well she wasn’t, but the knowing never stopped the feeling.

Drained of all empathy, she was dead inside for anyone and everyone, including herself. She wanted answers, but her isolation mounted silently, squeezing the life out of her heart and soul. She felt adrift in a sea of faceless strangers. She sought her way out, but instead, swallowed herself whole.

Alone in the park, a curious little man approached her, only her, and he smiled. He reached for her lifeless hand and spoke quietly.

“My dear, you must first see yourself as you would have others see you. Turn the mirror around, learn to love yourself; others will follow.”









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16 comments :

  1. A fantastic picture and there's such truth in this flash, Muffy. Loved it :-)

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    1. Thank you, Doris. I so appreciate your critique. That you enjoyed my work is a real bonus for me! Xo

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  2. Absolutely beautiful and containing a lot of truth. Love it

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    1. Naomi, you are always so kind and generous. Thank you so much, my dear sister. Xo

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  3. Oh Muffy, Muffy Muffy. The picture was enough to pull me in, but your writing kept me going. Really felt her sorrow and loneliness. The ending, was just so true. Great tease.

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    1. Good morning sweetie. Your reviews are so complimentary and generous. I love when you visit!! xo

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  4. What a great picture! and teaser! :)

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Angelica. I appreciate the praise. xo

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    1. Thank you, Raven. Seems this one hit a nerve for all of us.I so appreciate your visit. xo

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    1. Thank you, Ray. I wouldn't want the birthday-boy to argue. Thank you for the visit and comment. I so appreciate it. xo

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  7. The depth of this piece really drew me in. Excellent!

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    1. Thank you, Jorja. I appreciate the compliment and the visit. So generous of you, thanks. xo

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  8. An excellent reminder for many people. For without loving oneself, how can others love you? The image of her mistress is wonderfully created and woven through our your compacted 200 words. I love this example of your image as described. " her mistress was illusive and unyielding. She stood amidst hundreds of people in bars draped in darkness shoulder-to-shoulder with merrymakers and was invisible. She knew that all too well she wasn’t..." Beautiful expose withing 200 words.

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  9. Fantastic tease powerful yet with a very real messgae

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