Picture It & Write # 31; Her Luxury, My Need

 

 

The air felt so cold against my damp skin that it burned. I heaved myself through the icy water. Why did my useless younger brother throw my book? He was probably jealous I could read and he couldn’t. Literacy was a luxury that my father had bestowed me when he had been alive. I could hear him snorting from the side of the lake. I hissed at him to shut up.  If my mother found me waist deep in the lake searching for a book she’d scour my bedroom and burn the few books I had hidden. She hated my incessant reading, she would remind me time and time again that I needed to work on my ability to cook and not my ability to read. ‘A man wouldn’t marry you for your mind, Dorothea.’ My trembling fingers clasped onto the wet book which floated with its pages open, thirsting to be read. This story of mine, of the drowned.

 Ermisenda Alvarez

 


__picture it & write

by Ermilia

Advertisements

10 thoughts on “Picture It & Write # 31; Her Luxury, My Need

      1. Thanks Anne! I think you do too and I have neglected coming over to read yours in the last couple weeks since I’ve been sick, sorry!! I’ll be over today I promise!! hugs…

      2. I am starting to Anne, I hope and pray that we figured out what is wrong and as soon as the new med’s kick in, I will feel good again. Thanks for the thought!! xxxxx

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s