Pulling Strings This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   "Go here, and there."

"Do this, and that."

"Arms up,

now down!"

They jerked her

in every direction

like spoiled children

fighting over a

Puppet,



until the strings broke,

and they watched

as she came to life,

stood alone, and

Danced

to a rhythm

that she had

found all for

Herself.



Like a jumbled wooden

Puppet,

now without strings,

they were

Horrified

when she could

act on her own

and choose for

Herself.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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pulledheartstring said...
Mar. 27, 2013 at 6:54 pm
I'm amazed no one hasn't commented on this yet. I did not expect the ending at all. It was a light, playful tug on my heart strings. Good job. :)
 
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