Friday, January 29, 2016

100 Word Challenge: All About Perpective


She closely monitored the other girls and imitated their behavior with careful precision. No matter what she said or did, her classmate's voices murmured at her back like an icy cold wind, until her shoulders hunched with pain.

Where ever Callie went, the whispers followed her.

Weird, peculiar, strange, freakish...  

She could have let those voices linger after high school, shriveling her away to nothing.  Instead, Callie left town for the big city, where her particular peculiarities were discovered by an talent agency.  There were new whispers, murmuring over the surface of her skin.

Extraordinary, exceptional, remarkable...

She was invincible.


Tara over at Thin Spiral Notebook has taken over the 100 Word Challenge!  Go visit! 


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20 comments:

  1. Success is always the best revenge.
    Loved this. :)

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  2. Absolutely... own the peculiar. I really like the empowerment she felt when before she was beat down.

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  3. (p.s. I added your post to the Linky so other participants can find you.) :)

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    1. Thank you--I completely forgot!

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    2. Oh, when we discover invincibility! Loving that Callie.
      Don't know why, I can only comment here!
      Great to be back. xx

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  4. Yay! All I can say is just that, Yay!

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  5. And those are the people who go on to do great things! Yay for her!

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  6. Ah, let's hope things work out. Somehow modeling doesn't really seem like a definitive win, but we can hope for her!

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  7. The ugly duckling is a swan more often than kids think.

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  8. Look at all you wonderful people commenting on a spot-on depiction of perspective by our Tina. What a lovely way to start my Friday evening. :)

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  9. Courageous - victorious! Brava!!

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  10. You have to stop listening to negations in order to succeed

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  11. Yes! This! I'm going to read this to my son, he's going through some stuff right now and I think this will resonate!

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  12. Love the title! Perpective. Nice.
    And I still recall the wisdom of Gene Simmons: Living well is the best revenge!
    Good stuff!

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  13. Oh yeah... all about a bigger, wider perspective where she has room to move and grow. I love it, Tina... well said. It's great to read your work again...

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  14. Turning a negative into a positive. Enjoyed. Ally :)

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  15. Love this! I went from growly to grinny. Great perspective!

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  16. I can relate to the first part. Sadly the second part never happened for me. I don't think I actually pursued fame of any kind, though.
    Coming of age as a lesbian during the 1980's was tough, particularly being in a conservative area like I was. I was very definitely not "out." The idea of being so never would have occurred to me.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my work at peppersfetch.blogspot.com

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  17. Very nicely done. I like the progression.

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