Hello everyone! The A-Z Blogging Challenge is finally here!
After last year, I knew I wanted to write fiction again. It's one of my favorite things to do, after all! I also knew that I wanted to keep it short. So I decided to write a drabble for each day. Each drabble is inspired by a word that corresponds with the letter of the day. A couple of them turned into poems, but the poems are also exactly 100 words long, so I think it still works.
Here we go with the first drabble. Enjoy!
Freak. Disgusting. You should have been drowned at birth.
I’ve heard all the insults before, but they still cut deep, burrowing beneath the layers of my being, festering until I can barely stand to draw a breath.
It isn’t as if I don’t know the reality of my appearance. I was born with sight in one eye. Perhaps if I’d been born entirely blind, I wouldn’t have to witness how different I am from everyone else.
No arms. No legs. Deformed face. Born to a drug addled mother. I can’t help what I am, though they can help their cruelty.