Trifecta Week Sixty-Nine: Self Doubt

Bite your tongue!

Get a hold of yourself!

How could you betray me like that?

I raised you better!

You think you’re smart, but you’re just a child!

That makes you look fat!

You can’t wear that?

Sit up straight!

I can’t believe you would say that?

What are you wearing?

Not out in public!

You’ll never be anything!

I don’t want you to write any more of this nonsense!

Spit that gum out!

Act normal!

Keep your mouth shut!

That doesn’t look good!

Why would you write that?

You don’t know what you’re talking about!

Because I’m your mother!

Why do you try to control me? Keep me down and mold me into something I’m not? How could you infect me with self-doubt and fill me with anguish like that? You’re supposed to be the one person I can turn to with anything, the one person to love me unconditionally, no strings attached.

I’ve had enough! I can’t take it anymore! Maybe this final act will fill you with self-doubt, doubting if you were ever a good mother. My opinion-NO! What will the others in town say? I don’t give a shit! You can all go to hell!

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Trifecta: Week Sixty-Nine

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INFECT
1: to contaminate with a disease-producing substance or agent (as bacteria)
2a : to communicate a pathogen or a disease to
b : of a pathogenic organism : to invade (an individual or organ) usually by penetration
c : of a computer virus : to become transmitted and copied to (as a computer)
3a : contaminate, corrupt   
b : to work upon or seize upon so as to induce sympathy, belief, or support <trying to infect their salespeople with their enthusiasm>

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5 thoughts on “Trifecta Week Sixty-Nine: Self Doubt

  1. deanabo says:

    I cant imagine speaking to my kids that way.. I was blessed to have a mother that has always been respectful to me. I wish everyone had the same.

  2. Brian Benoit says:

    It’s interesting how the doubt of another becomes self doubt. I also liked your approach to this, presenting all the harping as poetry almost, while the protagonist’s part is prose. Nice job!

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  4. yarnspinnerr says:

    The theme is just too good ……. self doubt. Kudos. 🙂

  5. Pb says:

    Are you my sister? So close to home this, and so better expressed than I have ever been able.

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