Masquerade

She had a different mask for every occasion.
A stern commanding one to wear when she was in the presence of wrinkly elders, silver spectacles perched disapprovingly on the bridges of pointed noses. A gay and colorful thing of plumage when she was with her jovial friends. But that was nothing compared to the golden thing of perfection she wore when she was in front of someone she had to impress. 
My, those masks were heavy and hard to wear all day long. But she wore them just the same, fearing that they should see her face, the specimen of a unique piece of humanity, the terrifying crack in the smooth stone of sychronization that makes up civilization. 
Fear nagged at her. What if she, like the others, would start believing what the mask emulated and proclaimed? Would she go from being an actress strutting on that empty stage to the very thing she wished she could be? No, this would not be desirable at all, for she would be only a shell then, a paper mache imitation. If you have ever made one of these cheap creations in school, you will know that these works of art are easily broken and cracked, thrown out a few months after their creation.
But then again, very few are gifted enough to be terrible actors and actresses. Too many are born to play another part. That is why despite our good intentions, we are but sorry players wearing our masks to the masquerade party of life.




~

This was another short story inspired by a poem I wrote last year. :) 

~ K A T H R Y N

"Masquerade! Paper faces on parade..."
Just realized how that song can tie into this writing piece. : )




7 comments:

  1. Masquerdaaaaaaaaaade!! paper faces on paraaaaaaaaaade, masquerade! Hide your face so the world, can never, find youuuuuu!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You have to admit, that mask being three measly dollars and five years old I use it quite often in my pictures. XD
      ~Luna

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Nabila!
      ~Kathryn

      Delete
  3. THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL KATHRYN HELP.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, thanks Ellie! That is quite encouraging. *evil laugh*
      ~Kathryn

      Delete
  4. oooooooh I like it :)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving a comment-you're the best!
~Kathryn

copyright © . all rights reserved. designed by Color and Code

grid layout coding by helpblogger.com