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I apologize for the delay in getting this post up. Usually we have them scheduled, but I thought I would have plenty of time to get home today and traffic had something else to say about that. Thank you for your patience.

Picture it & Write is a weekly creative writing prompt hosted by the Ermilia coauthors, Ermisenda and Eliabeth.  We invite you to join in; continue the story or starting your own based on inspiration from the image.  Poetry and foreign languages are welcome, but please provide a translation.  This photograph will be reblogged under Ermisenda on tumblr and added to the Picture it & Write gallery on Facebook and Pinterest.

ballet slippers in the forest

Sorry mom,

I have my own plans, my own dreams. I cannot continue to dance. I cannot continue to plan my cotillion with you. Who wears elbow length gloves anymore anyway? I love you; this isn’t about you. This isn’t me rebelling against the life you had. This is me finding my own passions. I have lived so long in your shadow, mimicked your poses in pictures, and tried to match your extensions that I have forgotten what it is like to dream. I once wanted to be a princess. It was a stupid dream, but it was a dream. I can’t be you. I don’t have the dancer’s heart. 

I love you, but you need to let me go.

-Eliabeth Hawthorne

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