She had the biggest beautiful brown eyes you’ve seen. People sometimes stopped her parents on the road to tell say just that. Through those eyes she saw the world as a beautiful, secure place. She felt loved and special.
Then something changed. It wasn’t one large event, just a series of small ones. She absorbed the discontent of her parents. She soaked up their anger with each other. She tried to fix things, to make peace.
It cost her dearly – her peace, her childhood and most of all her innocence.
Those beautiful eyes saw the world differently now.
(This is a work of fiction. But I often think about how easy it is for children to lose their innocence and how unaware parents can be of that happening to their children.)
100 Words On Saturday 12 Prompt: BEAUTIFUL EYES
Introduced in February 2013 – an invitation, a prompt, a linky. Write exactly a 100 words on the prompt and publish it on your blog – a story, a poem, a mini-essay. The linky will be open right up to next Friday. 100 Words on Saturday will be up every 2nd and 4th Saturday.
Looking forward to reading your posts.
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