Tossed Aside

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

As a member of the LGBT community, you can be screamed at...you can be abused...you can be called an assortment of unholy names. But at least during those small tortures you are acknowledged of being what you are. There is nothing that leaves a scar so great than being ignored...and forgotten.

Mom, Dad…I have something to tell you, something that I’ve been keeping from you for years.  Please promise me that you’ll love me no matter what I say, and that you’ll support me to the end.

Mom, Dad…I’m bisexual.  There’s a girl at school that I like, and her name is _____.  She’s really pretty, with her long dark hair that fills your nostrils with the aroma of strawberries with every swish, and her warm honey-brown eyes.  Mom, you’ll like her because she can cook and strike up great conversation; Dad, you’ll like her because she’s a sports nut and knows how to fix cars.  She can protect your precious baby girl.  We’re in love and would like to have your blessing to date one another.

Mom, Dad…where are you going? I’m right here in front of you.  Mom, go ahead and slap me all you want, show me just how much I anger you.  Dad, yell at me to your heart’s content and say how I disgust you with my actions.  Or you can both say that you love me and are proud that I am taking charge and standing up for my beliefs.  Please, just…don’t walk through that door.  Please, sit back down and talk to me.  Don’t stay silent; tell me how you feel about this: do you love me or hate me? Look at me with your eyes, be they warm or filled with icy loathing.  Look at me! Yell at me! Hit me! Just do something already! Don’t leave me to sit here by myself in this cold, empty room.  Don’t just walk away from this like cowards and expect me to suddenly change back to straight, because that won’t happen.  DON’T JUST ABANDON ME BECAUSE OF THIS!!

Mom, Dad…why can’t you understand? Why can’t you both see that I’m not a disgusting piece of garbage? I’m still your daughter, your flesh and blood.  I’m no different than how I was before; I still love to read and go to school, I still love both of you endlessly.  I haven’t changed, so why have you left me like this, so…alone?

Why have you tossed me aside?


Submitted: November 12, 2014

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Sai Ryoko

Wow this is really sad. If I were your mom then I'd support your decision but also prepare you for the road ahead. I did enjoy your work and I hope you keep it up :)

Wed, November 12th, 2014 12:11am

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Thank you for the kind words. I try to do my best when I write ^^

Tue, November 11th, 2014 6:21pm

Jeff Bezaire

So desperate. I can't imagine being essentially abandoned by my parents.
It's a brave thing to be yourself when there's always the potential to have those nearest and dearest to you walk away and never return. It is a hard road, to be who you truly are, but it is a road worth traveling. In the end, you will be happier than if you pretended to be someone else.
A sad story, but well written.

Fri, December 11th, 2015 11:33pm

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