A to Z Challenge: Letter F
Facade, Family, Fear.
That is what you are told.
Family is everything.
So what happens when one night your world falls apart? What happens when you make your appearance in that glorious ballroom, the favourite in their midst, treading lightly across the ivory stone, adjusting your fanciful skirts.
And no one recognises you?
What happens when the Family hold themselves composed behind the dramatics of this façade, protected by the illusion of composure and certainty, and determine your fate?
What will you do when fear spreads through your mind, infecting you with confusion and frustration?
You will fall.
Your educated words will fail you. Their stares and pity will fill you with panic as you realise you were not forgiven. You will forget your dignity and cry out as your future is taken from you, the Family will be thorough.
You will stand, stricken and defeated by the faceless society that defined and finished you. Struggling to maintain your status in this now foreign class.
I can see your eyes now, searching, pleading, frightened and not fully understanding.
You won't find me.
I did warn you.
to be faithful,
Finders & Keepers - Felicity Groom
Fell in Love With a Girl - White Stripes
Feels Like Pain - The Grates
Favourite Colours - Emperors
Flame Trees - Sarah Blasko