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Creative Writing: Miss Havisham

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Creative Writing - The day I was broken. As I awoke from my interrupted sleep, the sound of rushing and shouting filled my ears. It was of course the day I had been waiting for my whole life, and by the sounds of it, so had everyone else. I could hear the maids scuttling around, arranging flowers outside my front door. I could hear the clanging of knives and forks against my brand new oak table. My eyes were still closed, I felt as though my dream was finally becoming a delightful reality. Half of me didn't really want to wake up from my dream of the night before where I dreamt of the moment I walked down the aisle accompanied by my Father. I pictured how beautiful I would look, my snow coloured satin dress, flowing behind me, glistening in time with the flickering of the golden candles. I just can't wait! ...read more.


I remember how I felt the first time I set my eyes on his glowing green eyes and shining black hair. I was stunned completely by his elegance. The first time I caught his beautiful smile shoot my way, it almost felt an honour. His face stole my attention away from the glamorous ballroom dancers and the delightful music filling my ears. The moment I set my eyes upon him, I knew he was the one for me. Before the end of the evening. Before the end of the evening dawned, we had danced the night away so much that my poor toes were filled with aches and pains. Even so, I could not wait to see him again. My head every night since then has been filled with dreams of my knight in shining armour, thankfully saving me from my hollow and spiritless life. Meeting Compeyson made me who I am today. ...read more.


The emotion running through my veins was unexplainable, untameable. Fury, disgust and confusion. What? I do not understand. Is this some kind of sick joke? I was totally overwhelmed with shock and horror. I felt as though a volcano had erupted beneath my heart, and it had been slowly ripped to shreds. Traumatised. All my memories of him seemed to burn into ashes and I felt as though I would never get them back. Who is he? No longer a friend, no longer a husband to be. My whole life was planned out ahead of me, and now the path had crumbled beneath my one shoe! I can no longer continue life in this way. No man will ever compare to what we had, I do not understand. I will not let this happen again! I will remain in this room for the rest of my days - wearing these clothes, at this moment in time. Capturing this moment. Forever, until the day Compeyson will return to me! ...read more.

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