Desperate Liberation

copyright-David Stewart

It was a bad omen. First, the day of Mi-Cha’s surgery, her ride never showed, which meant walking through the city streets and crossing over the chilly town square and pass, reluctantly, by that new sculpture. Not only was its form hideous, but worse, Mi-Cha sensed her entire being pulled into the truth of her own despair.

Her youthful beauty was quickly fading.

Despite serious warnings, Mi-Cha wanted liberation from both aging and her Asian features. Unfortunately, Mi-Cha and several other women received serious deformity after their blepharoplasty, or double eyelid surgery and Botox treatments.

The con artist cleverly eluded arrest.

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“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”

~Kahlil Gibran

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WELCOME TO FRIDAY FICTIONEERS!

THE CHALLENGE: Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.)

THE KEY: Make every word count.

Please join us and to get started go to Rochelle’s place:  15 February 2013.

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42 thoughts on “Desperate Liberation

    • Sunshine says:

      thank you, Sandra. i agree, there is very little information regarding the tragic blotches that happen with these types of surgery. hard way to learn to be satisfied with what you are given…
      i appreciate your time and thought. ♥

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  1. angelswhisper2011 says:

    This is so true. I still can’t understand why some (nowadays a lot) women want to change their looks. What do they want to prove by that and what do they want to avoid? Good work, Sunshine 🙂

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    • Sunshine says:

      i believe the deep reason for wanting to look different is love. perhaps by changing into what they think is ideal, they can then attract someone to love them. i am not sure really. just my theory. i am happy you spent a few minutes to read and express your thoughts…thank you, Angelswhisper. ♥

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    • Sunshine says:

      thank you, Susan. the photo was provided with the Friday Fictioneer challenge. i blame barbie doll. she caused little girls to think life would be grand if you just look like her. so some grow up and surgically remake themselves to the idea. ha ha!! just imagining a theory. 🙂

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  2. Sheila says:

    Desperate Liberation is a great title for this. The photo also made me wonder what it would be like to pass by this statue every day. I love how different characters could see it in many different ways.

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    • Sunshine says:

      the sculpture is far from beautiful but you described it perfectly…haunting. thank you for reading and letting me know your thoughts. i appreciate your time. ♥

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    • Sunshine says:

      i appreciate your time reading and sharing, Otto. as you know, practicing in any craft becomes more enjoyable when you can share with others…you bring joy. thank you. ♥

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  3. Joe Owens says:

    Chasing something that cannot be caught is a game far too many people try and fail with. How many billions of dollars are tossed after fleeting treatments that do nothing to better lives?

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    • Sunshine says:

      you are so right, Joe…unfortunately, when societies promote beauty and youth as the path to success, it can only lead to much unhappiness and yes, lots of $’s spent hoping and hoping.
      thank you for your time in reading and sharing…appreciate it! may your week flow peacefully…♥

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  4. rich says:

    this line: “…through the city streets; crossing over…” you can get rid of the semicolon and just use “and.” semicolons are awkward and rarely necessary. well, never necessary. but rarely a good option. but the story is well done.

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  5. rommel says:

    HA- it has to be an Asian, eh? Kidding, you are on it. I hate to admit it but it’s true. We filipinos like to have clear complexion when we’re supposed to be brown. Then, the filipino-americans, ohmeword…. I don’t wanna go there. People are just forgetting their origins when they’re in different environment wanting to fit in. A lot of people so self-conscious of outer looks trying to fit in too much.

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    • Sunshine says:

      ->ohmeword…that is a keeper word!! i will have to remember it for future use! 🙂
      yes, you are right, Rommel, fitting in is so important these days. so, if a young child asks what should they be when they grow up…we say: plastic surgeon, of course!!
      i love your liberating words…♥ thanks!

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