Daily prompt: Only Sixteen
Tell us about the person you were when you were sixteen. If you haven’t yet hit sixteen, tell us about the person you want to be at sixteen.
When I was sixteen, I was a first year student in a local co-ed. college. I had a few friends, one of them felt sorry for me, because she knew my sister-in -law before I knew her, she didn’t think too highly of her. As time passed I became aware what my new friend told me.
I wasn’t fond of the new addition in our family, but was afraid to express my opinion for I was scared of my eldest brother who was her husband.
I remember my brother was not nice anymore he believed his wife and she took full advantage of our insecurity. At some point I believed this torture will come to an end. I will be free to lead my life independently and my brother won’t be able to threaten me.
I carried the feeling of dislike towards both and a few years later, refused an invitation to his house for dinner. He told me he bought prawns, my favorite shell fish, and his wife would cook it for me. I told him, “You eat your prawns I’m not interested.”
My sister thought I was cruel to refuse the invitation. I didn’t think so, the way he treated me and the younger siblings left a scar too deep to forgive him.
I know if Dad was alive I’d have a wonderful time, but too bad he wasn’t and I had a tough time at that young age.
Even though I stayed quiet, the love and respect I had for my brother vanished forever. My home circumstances taught me to mistrust everyone when I was sixteen. I know it’s a terrible thing , I cannot write an amazing story when I was sixteen, it would be a lie if I did.
It is at this age that you need your family the most. Very sad that you had to go through a tough time, but I guess it made you stronger.
Thank you Sonya, it did make me stronger. 🙂
Thank you for sharing this post. We like reading about your life, and not just the peaceful parts, but also the challenges which you have overcome.
All good wishes,
Yes I’ve been challenged, but now I’m fine. 🙂