The Bondage of the Soul

This is just a short character description of a teenager. Maybe someday I’ll break into writing YA novels. Tell me what you think.

 

She’s a pretty girl, a slender runner with long brown hair that is wavy when she takes out the braid, straighter and soft around her face when it’s been a few days between braids.

Shyness seems to wrap itself around her, but it isn’t shyness that keeps her at arm’s length; it’s her brooding anger.

She likes to think of herself as different, set apart, a unique individual. Intelligence and artistic ability are her trademarks. Confidence is concealed until she has to prove she is right about something. At the age of sixteen it is not possible that she doesn’t have all of the answers. Yet she doesn’t come across as arrogant.

Her room is her favorite place to be, watching her television, reading a book, or working at some craft. Occasionally she listens to music—the heavy metal kind that reinforces her feelings of anger and resentment. Those feelings she keeps carefully hidden from view. She doesn’t know that it showed up on camera once when she thought no one was looking.

She loves her younger brother and hates her older sister. Her younger brother will do whatever she asks him to, and she doesn’t mind if he gets in trouble. He just shrugs it off and acts like it’s no big deal. He’s cute, adorable and thirteen. Everyone seems to love him. He probably gets by with more stuff than either of his sisters. That’s what makes him a good partner in crime.

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