The whisper in the woods
The scar on her frightened face was there to emphasize that trusting the outer appearance of someone can be really dangerous. Her mirror will always remind her of that terrible adventure and mark her life with scars, full of insecurity, forever. But deep inside she was feeling relieved because she was still alive.
It all started in a small quiet village.
Gabriella, a young girl, was sitting on an old bench, admiring the nature around her, while she was listening to the wonderful psalmody of a bird. She was gratefully breathing the fresh air and enjoying the smells around her. Everything around her was so calm and amazing but she still couldn’t feel happy and enthusiastic about life. Even though she was satisfied with her life, deep inside she was dealing with loneliness and emptiness. Those feelings were resisting her joy. She was perceiving life with negativity and she was feeling detached from others. Everyone was accepting her the way she was but she didn’t appreciate herself at all.
After a while on that bench, she decided to discover nature’s wonders by riding her bike and trying to feel the world’s pleasure and freedom. As she was riding, all those feelings of boredom, loneliness and hopelessness came up to the surface. Her biggest and most limiting thoughts of being alone for her entire life and not being able to be blissful were torturing her once again.
Suddenly an abandoned house was standing there in front of her. She was absorbed by her feelings, when a handsome man with golden brown hair and green shiny eyes appeared there. His name was Fernando and he was a young brave man, who was living there alone with his tall black horse. Gabriella was amazed and both her excitement and thoughts drove her to him. Her belief that maybe he is the one she is searching for to rely on and feel secure, but also the following darkness, made her trust this stranger, so she approached him. He was behaving toward Gabriella in a gentle, kind way and he was talking to her with passion, but she was confident that something is wrong with him.
Fernando was a guy with a very different emotional past because of the circumstances he suffered. He learned that the world is a mean place and that everyone wants to manipulate him, so he was acting selfishly – like everything around him is his property and everyone should act the way he wants them to. Gabriella could see how aggressive and commanding he was by his green grisly eyes and the way he was looking at her. She then realized that she has to leave immediately, so she began riding, but Fernando grabbed her with force and anger. She escaped and she was riding as fast as she could in any direction, trying to save herself. She was terrified of him, of the endless dark, of the horrified noises and the shadows in the woods. She could then hear the steps of Fernando, she didn’t know what to do, so she kept on riding until she fell off the bike.
She was desperate, she couldn’t move or breathe, she was just whispering for help in the woods, when Fernando hit her in the face with a big stick. She then found the courage to stand up by herself and fight back. Blood was all around her but she still wasn’t willing to quit, so she pushed him with all her strength and Fernando fell on a stone and all her fears disappeared in a moment . She could see the first magical colours of sunrise and she took a deep breath of relief, being proud of the fact that she stood up and fought with persistence. This was an unforgettable lesson for Gabriella that life can be hard sometimes but you have to face it directly with bravery and listen to the voice inside you which keeps telling you to keep on trying!
This was a story about a girl who was isolated and scared of herself, and the only thing that she could see was a black blanket, covering her future with insecurity, loneliness and emptiness but despite those feelings she was able to stand by herself, figure out her deep demons and uncover the brightness inside her.
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