Saturday, August 15, 2015

Scarlet Red

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Her hand hovers uncertainly over the scarlet red lipstick on her dressing table, one that had been seldom used and had remained untouched except for a couple of occasions in the past. 

The red on your lips makes you look like a slut. Even today, thinking of the hurtful things he used to tell her makes her flinch, like the invisible knife he had twisted into her heart, with each word it would dig in deeper. 

She shakes off the memory and picks up the tube of her favorite color, applying it evenly over her luscious lips; it would look beautiful with the short black lace dress that she had picked for the evening. 

Strapping on the black high heeled sandals, she smiles at herself in the mirror before heading out, if he saw her today, he would hardly recognize the woman she had turned into, but she felt a calmness come over her when she realized that she no longer cared. 


16 comments:

  1. A great read, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Nice! Who's anyone to tell what the other should do. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. That is exactly what a girl of self respect should feel like. She must never care for the ones that do not respect you and your feelings. Man or woman. Fairness means two way traffic. Give respect, respect for you will automatically come. Good piece of crisp Five Sentences. Keep it up, Aathira, you are doing it great ! God bless you.

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    1. I wish there were more girls like her. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts :)

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  4. A similar incident happened to me once. But I chose to ignore the judgemenal comments.

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    1. WHAT.
      Don't ignore them, Reems. Tell them to fuck off in no uncertain terms. NO one has the right.

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    2. Reema - I echo PeeVee's sentiments. It's your life and nobody has the right to judge your choices.

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  5. Attagirl :D Way to kick his ass, without ever getting your hands dirty :)

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  6. Hmm... I can relate to the post. Not the slut thing but people telling me something wont look good as I am/was fat. But now I don't care anymore. Well written :).

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    1. The fat comment, I was there too! It took time but now I couldn't care less :)

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