Hi there One,
I hope you’re rocking in your Onederworld!
It’s actually awkward to write this letter to you, seeing how you’ve eluded me at every point. Back in those days, all I wanted was to get by your side but I failed miserably most of the times. Why were you so harsh on me? Was it because I was being too friendly with Two, your cousin? Well I hope you know that I couldn’t help it. Is it my fault that I’m the second born in my family? Is it my fault that I always had secondhand stuff to play with? And are you really blaming me that back in school, I had the biggest crush on the girl who sat in the second row? Or that I consistently always stood second in class?
But you were always the jackpot, weren’t you? I mean, come one, no one really wants to be seen with Two. He’s the next best alternative to you, but it’s too embarrassing to have almost reached you but to finally having to settle for Two. Your other cousin, Three, sees even less fanfare. So I wonder, what makes you so popular? What is it about you that makes people want to bend hell down under to get you? What do you do to them?
Well, I can only talk from my own experience. I dunno if you remember, but we did get to shake hands once in a while. All those rare times I stood first in class or all those times I won the Writing competition. But you were there only briefly. I never really got you know you, like many people do. They say you’re the best, that they want nothing more than being with you. But you somehow failed to enthrall me. So I guess slowly, you became a long-distance acquaintance who would only meet once in a blue moon. I liked it when you were there but I did not miss you when you were not. You see, your other cousins always kept me company. They actually love having me around. Especially Two. That guy never left me.
So yes, I’m sorry to admit that I don’t really yearn for you anymore. Surprised? Well sometimes I feel it’s actually better not to be seen with you. People talk. Your friends are always in limelight. And maybe it feels good to have that attention, but I’d rather be with Two who does get a fair amount of press but not too overwhelming like yours while also giving me my space. He understands me like no other.
Maybe I’ll never post this letter. I don’t think you have the time to care even. And that’s fine. But you’re always welcome, just in case you did wish to stand by my side one day. I hope Two wouldn’t mind. He needs to take a break too.
Today’s Prompt: Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. If you need a boost, Google the word and see what images appear, and then go from there.
Today’s twist: write the post in the form of a letter.
The book I opened was The Book Thief and literally, the first word on the page was ‘One‘ and I thought – I could do something with this!! 🙂