Note to reader: I am using this space and place to post parts of a new slip-fiction novel series I am working on, Left Brain Right, the story of a young girl who hears voices. I will not be posting the whole story, but I will be posting practical tips when dealing with someone, or one’s own self, as they are going through traumatic, or not so traumatic, experiences.

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How today’s story excerpt can help you:

Theme: Beauty can do weird things to people.  It can build us up and bring us self confidence, if it is our own.  Yet, at the same time, it can tear us down and break our self confidence when we compare our own beauty to that of others.  The trick then becomes being proud and comfortable in your own beauty without comparing it to anyone else.

Story Excerpt: (right side)

When she looked in the mirror,
she swore she saw
a younger version of her mother staring back,
except her hair was more mousy, which helped.

Beauty, she found,
did weird things to people.
That’s why she was awakes trying
to hide hers.

She knew from last year
that she wouldn’t be able
to hide a underneath the dark hood
of one of her favorite sweatshirts.

So she decided to let her hair hide her face.
She never really bushed it or took care of it in the morning,
like the other girls did.
The long, unkept look was what she was going for.