Sunday, April 25, 2010

Who doesn’t want to be someone else?

She wished she could be a mermaid, if only for a day. So she could sit on a rock and watch the waves- song on her lips, wind in her hair. No house to keep clean, no hungry family to feed. What more could anyone want?

She wished she could be human, if only for a day. So she could wear six-inch stilettos and mini-skirts. So she could dance all night in the arms of the man she loved. So she could love and be loved in return. What more could anyone want?

Who doesn’t want to be someone else?

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Drabbles from around the world celebrating the many facets of Spring, only at the Burrow.
A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

Original picture - Fantasy and Reality

12 comments:

ladyfi said...

I like the way you present both sides!

slommler said...

Excellent job! And so true...many people would love to be someone else. Personally, I like me!! LOL!
Hugs
SueAnn

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I love it! And isn't it true...the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Interesting twist.
And I'd still prefer to be myself.

Jemi Fraser said...

So true - more often when we're young. Nicely written :)

Mason Canyon said...

Enjoyable post. Very true, I guess we all we to be somebody else at sometime or another.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Mary McDonald said...

I'd love to be a mermaid as I love to swim. Also, drabbles are so fun to write. I've done a few for fanfiction. I didn't think I'd like them, but it really is a great exercise for honing writing.

Michele Emrath said...

Beautiful glimpse of another woman's thoughts.

Thank you.

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

Jaydee Morgan said...

Loved this! Short and sweet and really makes a good point.

Gregg said...

Quite frankly I am very pleased to be me and wouldn't change with anyone. But great little story showing that as some evny others, those envied maybe evyning the envier!

dipali said...

Nice! I've loved acting in plays, for the sheer pleasure of being someone else for a short while:)

R. M. Iyer said...

@ Fiona - thank you

@ SueAnn - I so agree. Being someone else may be more exciting, but I am happy, and I don't want to trade happiness for anything else

@ Elizabeth - it always it. But I guess that is why we are writers - so we can explore the other side also

@ Alex - thanks. And so would I.

@ Jemi - thank you. Oh yes, youth is the time of dreams, none of which were ever likely to happen.

@ Mason - thanks. But I guess when it really comes to it, we would all choose to be just ourselves


@ Mary - me too- I feel a certain peace when I in the water that I do not anywhere else. And nothing like drabbles to hone your writing skills. If you can tell a story in 100 words, you can tell it in a hundred thousand

@ Michele - thank you

@ Jaydee - thank you

@ Gregg - neither would I want to be anyone else. And thanks for stopping by

@ dipali - Dramatics lets you be anyone, doesn't it. That's what I like most about it too.

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