Apr 6, 2012

Fall from Grace

A to Z Challenge:  Letter F
Facade, Family, Fear.

Family is everything.

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,
Jaq xx

Finders & Keepers - Felicity Groom
Fell in Love With a Girl - White Stripes
Feels Like Pain - The Grates
Favourite Colours - Emperors
Flame Trees - Sarah Blasko


  1. Wow that does sounds like a scary scenario. :-)

  2. Nice writing! I enjoyed your prose, beautiful.

    From Diary of a Writer in Progress

  3. Most likely a real scenario for most people, however, I have seen many people evolve normally sans a family, albeit I wouldn't recommend it.

  4. Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge. Lovely blog...good luck with the challenge!

    Donna L Martin

  5. Family isn't everything or those who are alone would have nothing. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

  6. family is everything, truly. love the piece.
    Happy A-Zing!

  7. Beautiful writing about a challenging topic. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy A to Z-ing!

  8. great post!! very touching writing style.

    found you on the a to z, and will be back to read more!


  9. Thank you for your considerations, I initially struggled for inspiration for this letter but wrote the first line and it flowed from there.


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