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Topic: Lock (03/06/06)
TITLE: Sealed Life
By Becky Depp
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"Yes you can," the voices sneered in her head.
Lydia was a quiet and shy girl. All her life everyone made the decisions for her. Even her parents told her which college to go to and that she had to major in law. She was so shy that she couldn't express her feelings or tell her parents her frustration and that she wanted to make her own decisions. She was locked in her own life, or rather…the life her parents locked her into. Lydia thought her life was so bad because she couldn't make the decisions for herself…she was so upset and angry about it that she wanted to give up…and now she was locked into the voices in her head.
"You won't amount to anything…you should just give up…it's what you do best," the voices continued.
"No…I can't…NO!" Lydia screamed.
"Yes. You can do it…c'mon you can give up. You know you want to," urged the voices.
"No…" cried Lydia. She couldn't take it anymore; she was down on her hands and knees crying her eyes out. "Why do I have to be locked into this life? Why can't I be someone else?" she questioned out loud.
"Because you are a failure!" the voices wouldn't let up.
Lydia was getting angry now. "No I'm not! I can do it. JUST GO AWAY!" she screamed. "I'm not going to let you win. I am going to come out the victor in this," she promised.
She stood up on her feet and said screamed "I will fight this. I will break free."
Lydia stood there and felt relieved. No voices…
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