My Diary

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My life is a sea of endless hardship. Struggling to open my heavy eyes, I began my busy day. After finishing my routine job drowsily before the first lark awaked, I had to clean the grand villa inside and out, finish washing piles of dirty clothes and prepare breakfast for the whole family. One after another, they got up and went downstairs, wearing tired expressions on their faces, as if they had done household chores for a whole night instead of sleeping comfortably in the soft and warm bed. I smiled a smooth smile towards all of them, although I wanted to tear at them in the deep bottom of my heart. All of them ill-treat me, including my mother, who is my dear mother, but my master now. Since she divorced with my father, my carefree childhood has become a piece of bittersweet history covered with dust. This grand villa is like a crystal palace to others, however, it is the hell full of misery to me. “God Damn! You fool must have shirked on the cleaning…” Peter, the son of my mother and her present husband, found a dead fly lying in a tiny corner of the washroom and jumped with anger. Before my explanation and realization, he gave me a slap on the cheek. In the mist of my eyes, I caught a slight smile on my mother. On the way to market, I came across my father. Spontaneously, I was surrounded by the sea of warmth and kindness, I burst into tears and poured out the bitterness of my life. ”Please! Please let me leave that castle of misery, Dad! I would like to be with you no matter how poor you are…” My beloved dad stroked my hair without saying anything. I could feel his slight tremble and waves of love, which I had almost forgotten as time passed by. Suddenly, he said to me earnestly: ”You have been a lady of 20, old enough to take your own responsibilities. Life belongs to you, and no one can offer you a real help except yourself…” …

I woke up, only to find the whole room was still buried in endless darkness and it was just a dream! I struggled to...
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