28 March 2015

"Be Kind"

Hello! I have just gotten back from a screening of Insurgent, and today, I am not posting another chapter from "Watch". I will be taking a brief break and will be posting the fourth, fifth, and final chapters starting next week. What I have for you today is a passage I made in February inspired by Cinderella! I haven't seen the movie yet-- gosh, I'm such an Abnegation, being considerate of what movie we watched. Anyhoo, I hope you all enjoy it!

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Come here! Come closer. The sight, the sound, the sweet smell of freedom—oh, how much I wish for this to be bestowed upon me! Everyone has a story to tell, and yet mine is not one that may have been heard.
You may first look at me and scoff at my appearance. I am but a girl, dressed in blue rags and black bags that hang so outspread under my eyes. My hair has been given the gift of ashes. Please do not turn away from my appearance, not yet. Instead, let me say what I must. What could such a girl be doing in such conditions, especially in grand dwellings such as these?
My parents have died, and my stepmother is the caretaker of the house now, along with my two stepsisters. The three latter I have mentioned placed me to do housework chores.
“Sweep the kitchen!”

“Fetch me my dress first!”
Stepmother always complains about me. She does not bother to hide her hatred for me in her words. “You pathetic little brat, you are too slow! Gosh, we have taken you in after the death of my dear husband, and this is how you treat us? Work faster, you understand?”
The work in the household is tedious, but I work until my hands begin to bleed as a scrub the floors. I do not argue. I do not act spiteful. Be good, be nice, be kind, be courageous. These were the last words that my parents had each said before they had disappeared out of my life, bless their souls. I shall live up to what they say. Those words are all that I have left of them, along with memories. Every time Stepmother’s ill-spoken words were laid upon me, I must remind myself of these lessons instilled in me. I sigh and say, “Yes, Stepmother.”
Some days I weep. Stepmother rarely allows for visitors to see me. I have very little interaction with the world outside. There are days when it feels cold. I feel alone. My actions, I think, are sometimes are all in vain, yet—
Hope keeps me going. It is hope that fuels me to go on in my day. Someday, I will be able to go out and meet the world. Perhaps someday, I shall feel the wind take me up in her arms and finally, after all of my days of waiting, I shall feel freedom.

40 comments:

  1. This is just wonderful! I love how you have delved deeper into Cindrella's character, far deeper than any other versions I've read. This is worth seeing if you can make it into a full story? :) Amazing as usual, well done Morning!

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! Hmm... well, I have my Camp NaNo novel and a fantasy/sci-fi novel that I've been trying to for years to start on. The possibility strikes me fancy; I'll have to think about it. ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  2. As usual it's FANTASTIC! As Cindy said, I love how you went deeper into Cinderella's character and let us see what she was really thinking and feeling! I was touched! Xoxo

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    1. Miss Internet, thanks so much! :) I will be thinking about maybe expanding on this a bit.

      xoxo Morning

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  3. YOU HAVE TO WATCH THE MOVIE.
    It's one of the sweetest and cutest films I've seen.
    and the whole "have courage and be kind" that echoed through the script made it even better.

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    1. I really want to... my feels, man! I got to see the carriage they used in the movie in person! It was literally five feet away, and when I saw it rolling around Disney World for the first time I got shivers! Shivers, man! :)

      xoxo Morning

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  4. I LOVE THIS.
    It captured her essence so perfectly and i love how you explored her character more deeply in this! lovely, lovely! xxx.

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    1. <3 I love exploring characters and going into depth with them. It's a partial reason why it takes me forever to start writing novels; a character must be 2D for me to start writing.

      xoxo Morning

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  5. This. was. amazing. It really explained how she felt and you captured everything so gracefully too :)

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    1. Really? Aww, I thought it was very awkward at first before I began to edit... glad to hear that it didn't turn out that way!

      xoxo Morning

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  6. Beautiful! Can't wait to read more!

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    1. Depends whether there will be more of this from this passage... I really hope so! ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  7. This was really amazing! I love the way you narrated her life!!

    Chiara xo

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    1. Thank you! I kind of identify with her, doing things for other people before her needs and being so tired... Some days I just want to crash into bed and sleep for 15 hours, but I know I would have to wake up early the next day to fulfill obligations I said I would help with.

      xoxo Morning

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    2. You seem like a very caring and giving person! Are you planning on seeing Cinderella, have you seen Into The Woods?

      Chiara xo

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    3. Thank you so much! Some people say I look selfish, but I honestly am selfless most of my time, thus the reason for my Abnegation comment above. I was trying to help fix the stapler today, I was trying to help people write outlines for essays... a lot of times, the things that I do want I have to give up because of my parents, and it gets so tiring but I don't really complain. I guess this is a bad thing, because sometimes since I give up so much, I majorly don't know what I want. I am trying to make plans on seeing Cinderella, and no, I haven't seen Into the Woods (I've been listening to the soundtrack; I can't stop singing the Prologue and "No One Is Alone!).

      xoxo Morning

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  8. Such beauty can be found in kindness, such strength in courage. Even the courage not to do something, not to lash out radiates a light the world cannot resist.

    This is what you captured, and it inspires me!

    SEE THE MOVIE!!!! It is beautiful and wonderful!

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    1. I'm happy to hear that this inspired you! I want to watch the movie... now I just have to wait until next Sunday (no fancy things until next Sunday because of this week's events)! Beauty and kindness along with strength in courage are things that I do believe. I think that's why a lot of people resonate with Cinderella's story, because those are attributes that we can all identify within ourselves.

      xoxo Morning

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  9. Beautiful! Watch the movie!! It's soooooooo good ;)

    xo,
    megann

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    1. Thank you! I'll try to get into the theater next week! :D

      xoxo Morning

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  10. I can hardly keep up with stories so I haven't gotten the chance to read yours. Waaa.

    BUT THIS IS SO WONDERFUL. I LOVE IT. It is so beautiful. Yes, yes, yes. <3 Cinderella has so much hope and love and just... yeah. I love it.

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    1. I'm kind of thinking after finishing "Watch" it will be awhile before I post such a long term story onto my blog. Thanks, darling. ;)

      xoxo Morning

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  11. Your writing is so beautiful!!!!!
    xoxo
    Grace Anne
    http://totallygraced.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Grace Anne! :) Sometimes I think my writing can be rubbish, but well... :P

      xoxo Morning

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    2. Oh my goodness. It is so far from rubbish, it's not even funny!!

      Xoxo
      Grace Anne

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    3. Awww... gosh, that's so sweet of you! ;',','D << My joyful face of tears!

      xoxo Morning

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    1. THANK YOU <3 <3 <3 I LOVE YOUR ENTHUSIASM.

      xoxo Morning

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  13. Simply stunning. I love your writing style :)

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    1. Thank you, jo! :) Is there really a style to my writing? Sometimes I can't tell...

      xoxo Morning

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  14. I love it! Do you plan on continuing with this? I'd love to read more. :)

    Dani from a vapor in the wind

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    1. Perhaps I may continue on with this, expand it a bit more, but I'm not sure. It all comes down to what time and the unpredictability of the world permits me to do.

      xoxo Morning

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  15. That was awesome! I love the way you write! You should really go see Cinderella! Its even better than the original Disney movie! <3

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    1. Whoa, really? Wow, that really motivates me to see it! I heard there are some chances, but they sound like they added more depth to the story!

      xoxo Morning

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  16. I skimmed the first paragraph, and then was looking at your story, and thinking "this sure reminds me of Cinderella!" So I went back and read the first paragraph and my suspicions were confirmed! Step-mothers have gotten a not-so-great reputation, and probably some deservedly. My grandmother's step-mother was a wonderful woman though, and my grandparents just brought over some of the diaries she wrote. It will be neat to look through them.

    Keep up the good work writing!

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    1. Step-mothers.... not all of them are bad! I know some stepmothers who are some of the nicest people to not just everyone, but to their stepchild. I wonder why they are portrayed this way! You are lucky that you have a way of looking into your family's past-- sadly, my family doesn't have much to look back to except for old photos.

      xoxo Morning

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  17. I know I've commented already but I can't not comment again! This piece of writing and your writing in General is sheer perfection!! You should be extremely proud of this, extremely proud of all your writing, extremely proud of your talent and and extremely proud if you... All in all it's monto-fabulous and you should be extremely proud (great one Miss Internet! You should've made it clearer!) lol xoxo

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    1. LOL! Gosh, thanks so much! You've made my day... gosh, this day has been great! :) I'm most likely heading on over to a speech coffee montage sort of thing tomorrow as extra credit, and well, hopefully I'll be inspired by them.

      xoxo Morning

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  18. That last paragraph is awesome. I love it! The feeling of watchful waiting and patient hope. It gives Cinderella a quiet sort of strength which is so beautiful to see.

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    1. I think that really is what Cinderella is all about-- she's not the demanding sort of strong as YA heroines are, but she's the sweet and gentle type, and that's where her strength comes from.

      xoxo Morning

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