Thursday, April 11, 2013

J for ..... Jealousy

This is a work of fiction and forms a part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I will attempt to write a new story based on the word for the day every day during the month of April.



“Mamma, why do my classmates hate me?”, Jai sobbed. “I haven’t done anything to them.”
Her mother held her close, as only a mother can, and waited till the tears died down. “They hate you, because they envy you”, she explained as gently as I could.
“But why should they envy me? Yes, I am good at studies and dramatics, but there are so many things they do better than me.”
“They envy you, because you do well in all the things that matter to you.”
She never forgot that lesson. Flattery can be bought, but envy must be earned.
 

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A Drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

5 comments:

Konstanz Silverbow said...

Love your theme. And very nice. A great way of putting it!

Konstanz Silverbow
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A-to-Z April Blogging Challenge
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Chuck said...

Interesting that Nancy Thompson also wrote on Jealousy and the differences between that and Envy. It is easy to comingle those terms I think.

Nice post, Natasha

Chuck at Apocalypse Now

SueAnn Lommler said...

Nothing like some well earned envy! But it sure hurts.
Hugs
SueAnn

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I've always thought that the most envious people are those who aren't at peace with themselves. You really express this beautifully.

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

A great theme and good to read.

Yvonne.

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