Creative Writing

a beautiful photo of a beautiful girl

By Jacq Mayoral Olascuaga

On an otherwise bland wall

inside some lifeless house

on a no named street

located in a forgotten town,

there is a framed photo of a girl

With her stunning makeup and long black hair

her smile is wide with eyes that are bright

adorned with alluring accessories,

she’s beautiful in every sense of the word


she can’t- doesn’t see it

doesn’t want to see it

the makeup was caked on and the hair was never well kept

her smile is fake along with her dead eyes

a mask of what her family wanted from her

all she was just some cheap doll to be played with

The photo wasn’t taken too long ago

but the supposedly beautiful girl inside that beautiful photo

has been dead for years now

I should know after all

I killed her.

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