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Beautiful Eyes (100 Words on Saturday # 12)

What a look! (Explored - Frontpage)She had the biggest beautiful brown eyes you’ve seen. People sometimes stopped her parents on the road to tell say just that. Through those eyes she saw the world as a beautiful, secure place. She felt loved and special.

Then something changed. It wasn’t one large event, just a series of small ones. She absorbed the discontent of her parents. She soaked up their anger with each other. She tried to fix things, to make peace.

It cost her dearly – her peace, her childhood and most of all her innocence.
Those beautiful eyes saw the world differently now.


(This is a work of fiction.  But I often think about how easy it is for children to lose their innocence and how unaware parents can be of that happening to their children.)


100 Words On Saturday 12 Prompt: BEAUTIFUL EYES

Introduced in February 2013 – an invitation, a prompt, a linky. Write exactly a 100 words on the prompt and publish it on your blog – a story, a poem, a mini-essay. The linky will be open right up to next Friday.  100 Words on Saturday will be up every 2nd and 4th Saturday.

Looking forward to reading your posts.

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  1. Beautiful Eyes Beautiful Eyes August 30, 2013

    […] As the page loaded, guilt flooded the pail of her heart. There was something in that perfectly sculpted frame that seized her soul – his stunning brown eyes. They revealed a mischievous innocence, seasoned with warmth, filled with dreams. She wanted to fit herself in the mould of his expectations, an emotion never felt before. As she built castles of her future, her eyes fell on his ‘ring’. Heart-broken, she locked his honey-dipped eyes in her memory forever. “You have beautiful eyes, Anand” she muttered with regret. This post is a part of 100 Words On Saturday 12 Prompt : Beautiful Eyes […]

  2. G Angela G Angela July 20, 2013

    Very true ! feel sad when I see the plight of children, some grow up too fast and lose the joys of childhood, parents have a great role and most often they easily forget about their own childhood… thanks for sharing !
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  4. Ashish Mittal Ashish Mittal June 19, 2013

    Hello ma’am,
    Really nice post showing the misunderstandings in a relationship and its side effects..
    These type of scenarios also create a sign of danger in the mind of a child. May be we can say it leads to the development of a devil’s mind.
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  5. Melissa Melissa June 12, 2013

    The eyes they do speak a lot about the state of our soul. Preservation of a child’s innocence is something I pray for each and everyday.

    This is a really good theme BS.
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  6. Damyanti Damyanti June 11, 2013

    This is the sad truth of so many young eyes. Thanks for sharing this, Corinne.

  7. Shail Shail June 10, 2013

    So true, Corinne. It takes really sensitive and unselfish parents to look at things from a child’s perspective.
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  8. Sigrid Rogowski Sigrid Rogowski June 9, 2013

    I feel so sorry for the child.

  9. Sheela Sheela June 9, 2013

    Those innocent eyes guided by heart suddenly get captured by mind to deal with the worldly game. Harsh reality….very nicely written.
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  10. Afshan Afshan June 9, 2013

    This is a beautiful prompt. I felt like writing so many things but finally ended up with something I REALLY WANTED to write 🙂
    Thanks for this
    good day
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  11. Bhavya Bhavya June 9, 2013

    Oh it is such a horrible crime on the poor little soul to have to carry such a huge burden at such a tender age 🙁
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    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | June 9, 2013

      It truly is – but I don’t think parents even realize what they’re doing.
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  13. Mary Stephenson Mary Stephenson June 8, 2013

    Hi Corinne

    You really said it as it is. How many of us have lost our childhood innocence through no fault of our own. The reality is we all lose some of our hopes and optimism when we finally put on a few years and go out into the world and discover it is not as kind as it was in our own safe place.

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  14. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg June 8, 2013

    Oh! That’s such a big crime… to take away the innocence from a child at such a young age. These things can scar a child forever.
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  15. Pixie Pixie June 8, 2013

    very true… kids are very sensitive and sense things very quickly.
    Its sad to see kids as young as 6 or 7 without that sparkle in their eyes…

    beautifully written Corinne
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  16. A Walk into the Woods A Walk into the Woods June 8, 2013

    It’s so tough to retain innocence in this big bad world, Corinne. But the worst of it all is, that when someone does retain it for whatever reasons/circumstances they have been in, they are believed to be pretending and are accused of it.

  17. Beautiful Eyes Beautiful Eyes June 8, 2013

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  18. Jyothi Nair Jyothi Nair June 8, 2013

    Parents don’t realise the damage they do! The disconnect in relationships always leaves a scar in the child’s mind. Sad but true.
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  20. Sulekha Sulekha June 8, 2013

    It is true that parents sometimes rob the kids of their blind faith in them. I have seen vacant eyes of troubled children and they never light up fully even when they grow up.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | June 8, 2013

      Too many kids with vacant eyes – wish we could do more to light them up!
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