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character story: she had time for nothing, yet she did everything.

character story: she had time for nothing, yet she did everything.

Person: Young, stylish woman rushing to get somewhere. She’s not rude and somehow keeps a calm facial expression despite her fast pace.

“She had time for nothing, yet she did everything.”

The phrase haunts her as if it’s the words on her gravestone.

When she gets home at night, she pushes all her plans for the evening away with a twinge of embarrassment for thinking she would have the energy. She was supposed to finish washing the dishes this time. She had planned to crack open the novel she just purchased. When would she ever finish the projects neglected in the spare room? Or get married? Or finally meet someone? Well, someone else this time.

She thinks about how other people often see her––living large and taking life head on. That’s not how she sees herself. No, that’s not even the truth. She looks in the mirror each morning and talks herself into motivation she doesn’t feel. She thinks of the ways certain people depend on her. She feels like she lives in constant motion, racing across the street to catch the subway and then to the inevitable next thing. She can’t clear her head most nights.

She thinks back to the days when her mom took her to the swingset at a neighborhood park. Her mom was always glowing, smiling. She dreams about it a little longer, then shoves it aside.

She often seeks adventure; she often seeks her couch. She lives for survival but thinks she won’t survive until she truly lives.

“Happiness is a myth, isn’t it?” she toys with the thought, instantly apathetic.

No change is in sight. There doesn’t seem to be a way out. She’ll just keep going until…

“She had time for nothing, yet she did everything.”

That phrase again. There it is. It has to stop. She swears she’ll make it stop.

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character story: her wild would not be tamed.

character story: her wild would not be tamed.

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