The Lucky One


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I always thought she’s the lucky one. Beautiful, intelligent, vivacious, fair-skinned with light eyes whereas I was the ugly duckling. Nobody could tell we were sisters. People often joked that I was adopted. Relatives left me out of things on purpose. She always got the invites to events, the best gifts, the best of everything.

I caught her crying in her room one day and saw the scars on her thighs and stomach. Filled with self-hatred for the person she was.

She blamed herself for the ongoing abuse by our parents’ best friend.

She believed I was the lucky one.

(c) Over Cups of Coffee 2014

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  • Eloquent Mind
    27 February 2014 at 11:34 am

    Shocking !!! But a lovely take on the prompt 🙂
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  • Corinne Rodrigues
    27 February 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Horrible but so believable too!
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    • Psych Babbler
      28 February 2014 at 6:02 am

      It was horrible…but yes, it is more common than we realise

  • Soumya
    27 February 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Oh!! Shocking. But a very prevalent issue.

    Wonderful take on the prompt.
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    • Psych Babbler
      28 February 2014 at 6:02 am

      Thanks Soumya! It happens a lot more often than we realise

  • Jyotsna Bhatia
    28 February 2014 at 12:05 am

    Oh God, that’s horrible. I read somewhere that you dont know how many people would be craving to live your life. But we always think we are the unlucky ones. Great take on the prompt.
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    • Psych Babbler
      28 February 2014 at 6:03 am

      Thanks Jyotsna…yeah, we always think other people have it better than us…we assume a lot. But it may not always be the case!

  • Vivienne
    28 February 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Short, intense and relevant. I loved it.
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  • Mi
    28 February 2014 at 2:17 pm

    you never know what the other person’s journey is all about! beautifully written! 🙂
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