Saturday, October 12, 2013

“Enraptured”


At first it was flattering that Sue was so attached to Tara, mirroring everything she did. Enraptured with the illusion of being like her, Sue continued to copy Tara with increasing fervor. 

Tara began to feel literally consumed, feeling she was disappearing with each bit that Sue took as her own. Ultimately, Tara felt herself being picked apart from within, dying a bit with each piece taken. She felt her soul disappearing through the imperceptible holes that Sue made in her identity.

Story: McGuffy Ann Morris
Image: Google Search

Word Prompt: Enrapture

18 comments:

  1. That was a scary ride ... you certainly captured the emotions of being consumed by someones passion. Brilliant, Annie!

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  2. Powerful piece! There is truth in this story, when someone lives their life trying to be a copy of someone else, both people are made less by it. So much better to be an original where your own true colors can shine and you don't detract from the colors of the one you admire. Admiration is awesome, emulation not so much. Your story did an excellent job of showing how it feels to have someone do that!

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  3. Great read. Your last sentence is brilliant; it perfectly sums up what it feels like when someone copies you.

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  4. Very well done and I've seen this played out. Had the same ending too.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

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  5. Loved it ... that last line is so perfect !!!

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  6. It seems incredible, but totally true!

    All of us know of an instance of this kind of larceny!

    Beautifully done!

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  7. Enjoyed this take on the prompt! So terribly sad.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I have had a few folks in my lifetime who copied me in some ways and I found it disconcerting and somehow unsettling. It is always an unpleasant thing and one wishes to not see the "enraptured" person any longer. One must take an unpleasant to the trespasser, stand. Right away.

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  9. Yes, imitation can go beyond flattery, and then it's scary.

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  10. When my kids were little they always complained when someone copy what they were doing or wearing, and I told them that instead of feeling irritated about it that they should take it as a compliment as they are being admired by the person copying their behaviour... It made all the difference in the world to them. Instead of feeling annoyed at being copied they felt proud that someone would want to imitate them. It's all about perspective and how we look at it.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  11. Ah, the fear of being centered on just a bit too much! Scary.
    Scott

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  12. I wonder if sometimes famous people feel this way: like they don't even know who they are any more, because everywhere they look they see reflections of themselves.

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  13. Excellent story! But, then, they always are.

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  14. I don't much like copycat flattery- I think it is dangerous...but your poem rocks as always. Have a fantastic Sunday McGuffy!

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  15. What an amazing job you did of telling that whole haunting story from beginning to end in just a few lines!

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  16. Ohh....this would be an amazing story! I mean, it's already so amazing, even just this small piece -- but it definitely leaves me wanting to know more about these two and this somewhat scary relationship.

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