It’s morning. She is sitting in front of a mirror. Her make-up case is open and she is busy fixing her face. When she is finished, the woman looking back at her is beautiful, confident and independent. She smiles. She is now ready to face the world and its challenges.
It’s night. She is alone washing her face. The water carries away the colours and the mask she wears for the world. When she's finished, the woman in the mirror is tired and dull with eyes reflecting loneliness and pain.
This goes on and on
P.S: This story had been selected for "Short Story Competition" arranged by YALE (Youth Arts and Literary Exhibition) 2016