It was a quite a dark prompt for the 100 Word Challenge at Julia’s Place this week. Here’s my effort. Hopefully people will think “Yes – I feel like that sometimes” and not “What a freak”…!
In the dark recess of my mind lives my evil twin. She’s jealous of my life and would spoil it, if she could, with her viciousness. She whispers in my sleep that I shouldn’t dream because they’ll never come true.
She poisons my waking hours telling me I’m a fraud, and that no-one likes me. With venom dripping from her lips she speaks of failure and stupidity. When things go wrong she laughs gleefully and says she told me so.
She doesn’t get out much. I keep her locked in a box crafted from Love, in the tower of Hope, guarded by Contentedness. But sometimes she escapes.