Mona Lisa

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who was she . . . that picture that we cherish and adore . . . who was she. . . we look on her everyday, but yet no history of her comes to mind . . . who was she, the Mona Lisa?

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Aldabella

Submitted: November 11, 2006

“What’s yours?” I faltered at this question. Again I was presented with the fact that I still didn’t want anyone to know who I was and I once again ran through a list of names in my head. Which one? I thought desperately, which one? He looked at me as if to prod my thoughts along.
“Well . . . “
“Mona Lisa!” I blurted.
“Mona Lisa?” My face burned, what kind of name was that? But my deeds had already been done and so I had to go along with it, accept the consequences.
“Yes, odd isn’t it?”
“No,” he said thoughtfully. “I think it has a nice sound to it a sort of flow. Mona Lisa . . .” he said the name as if to taste it, to see how it flowed of his tongue and he nodded to confirm his hypothesis. “It indeed has a flow.” Breathlessly I smiled and tried to act as if it really was my name.
“Really? I always thought it sounded odd and different . . .”
“Well it’s certainly a good kind of different wouldn’t you say?” I nodded lethargically at that statement and started to examine the city walls before us. My name is Mona Lisa, I thought. My past seems erased from this earth and my name is . . . Mona Lisa.

This is what I believe the past of the woman, Mona Lisa's life was like. It has many twists and turns and things you might not expect. What was the past behind those mysterious eyes, who was she . . .

Note: This is in a way, a rough draft. I will be correcting it soon, but please pardon grammatical errors and such, thank you! Read Chapter

Work

Submitted: November 11, 2006

Chapter Two Paola shook me gently awake and I sat straight up. The crowd of girls were already filing in and I groggily got up and fe... Read Chapter

The Party

Submitted: November 11, 2006

Chapter Three Ghita opened the door with a flourish and welcomed in the Signora that walked over the threshold with long elegant stri... Read Chapter

Running Away

Submitted: November 11, 2006

Chapter Four I awoke to see Paola’s concerned face over mine. She took a cool cloth and draped it over my forehead, but I sat up. H... Read Chapter

The Mill

Submitted: November 12, 2006

PG-forsome brutal and cruel scenes,"teen humor" andoccasional sexual inferences Chapter Five I awoke surprised to find that I was... Read Chapter

Falling

Submitted: November 12, 2006

Ottobre 1493 Chapter Six Groggily I shifted in my cot and rose. Most of the boys in the cabin were also moving around, eager to s... Read Chapter

Remembering a Pain

Submitted: November 13, 2006

Chapter Seven I felt like I couldn’t move. The whole front side of my body felt numb and I was aware of something tight around my s... Read Chapter

Different World

Submitted: November 14, 2006

Chapter Eight Fedele carried me calmly through the front gates of Milan despite the curious looks that people gave us as we passed by... Read Chapter

"What Do You Wish I Would Answer?"

Submitted: November 14, 2006

Mona Lisa (Mona) now learns how to be a Signora in the house of the rich Moretti's. She learns everything as quick as she can, but during a self-taught lesson of embroidery she has a surprise visit from Fedele. This visit only increases the mystery of this boy and Mona, or Aldabella, wonders who he really is. Read Chapter

A Market of Changes

Submitted: November 14, 2006

Dicembre 1493Chapter TenI awoke in the morning to find that it was quite chilly, a fire burned in a hearth though and that would probably... Read Chapter

A Market of Changes cont.

Submitted: November 15, 2006

With a shriek I jumped up and landed square on my buttocks. Fedele simply laughed and I was instantly annoyed with him again. What made h... Read Chapter

Ghost Face (part 1)

Submitted: November 30, 2006

Ottobre 1495Chapter Eleven I stretched luxuriously and hopped out of bed. A fire already burned in the hearth to fight off Ottobre’s ch... Read Chapter

Ghost Face-part 2

Submitted: January 28, 2007

Awkwardly I stumbled towards the door loosing my footing on the stones a little. Fedele caught my arm and I gave him a haughty look. It p... Read Chapter

Dancing Lessons-part 1

Submitted: January 28, 2007

When I awoke I was in a bed, but not my own. The sheets were a crisp white and sun floated in gently through a few large windows. I was d... Read Chapter

Dancing Lessons-part 2

Submitted: January 28, 2007

“For now I will simply tap and say the rhythm aloud and you will hopefully follow along. Remember Mona, let Fedele guide you.” I nodd... Read Chapter

Slowly Turning-part 1

Submitted: February 06, 2007

I awoke extremely groggy the next morning. The light that came in through the curtains annoyed me and I rubbed my eyes in irritation. Gru... Read Chapter

Slowly Turning-part 2

Submitted: February 06, 2007

I noticed Fedele’s eyes grow dim, as if iced over and my heart, my soul reached out to him, tried to touch him and comfort him. “... Read Chapter

Tender Pain-part 1

Submitted: February 10, 2007

Mona Lisa's life seems to be falling to pieces and she can't stand on her own . . . Read Chapter

Tender Pain-part 2

Submitted: February 20, 2007

He stood up a little straighter and ran his fingers through my hair.“Fedele . . .” I whispered, he seemed to pause, then he left. I t... Read Chapter

You Seemed Like Snow to Me Until I Touched Your Face-part 1

Submitted: February 20, 2007

“You look as if you’ve seen the Devil Mona Lisa,” the Signora stated anxiously as we rode up to the front of the Signora Lychorinda... Read Chapter

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