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Red ~ A 100-word essay

Updated on January 13, 2012

I love writing 100-word essays. I try to pick a topic every day and expand on it. In this one, I had just been diagnosed with Rosacea after suffering with it for years. I have very fair skin and the redness just stands out like a sore thumb. Some days are better than others, but I do hate looking in the mirror most of the time. I try to stay positive because some people have worse things to overcome. We all have our trials and tribulations.


I see the red blob staring back at me through the steamy mirror. I think it may be glowing. The dripping reflection is merciful for it does not show the details, such as the tiny red bumps trailing along my cheeks, or the skinny veins close to the surface of my chin. Rudolph would be envious of my huge red nose. The redness is almost constant. I very rarely get a reprieve. The research shows that it will only get worse. Just one more thing to make me different. The mirror clears. I see my fate. Rosacea. I despise you.


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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Brett, thank you! The 100-word essays are a challenge and I really like writing them.

      Thanks for the votes!

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      Brett Caulton 6 years ago from Thailand

      Your 100 word essays are an interesting approach and somehow you cram them with emotion and details ... quite a talent.

      Voted up, awesome and SOCIALLY SHARING.

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      m-aamir-soomro 6 years ago

      ElectricFusion: You are welcome.

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Kamalesh050: Thank you!

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Great idea and I like the essay written so nicely in 100 words. Thanks for sharing. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      m-aamir-soomro: Thanks for the nice comment!

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Tennessee

      LisaKoski: Thanks! Take that idea and run with it! Good luck!

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      m-aamir-soomro 6 years ago

      Wonderful essay in just 100 words. Great imagination.

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      Lisa 6 years ago from WA

      Awesome essay. So personal in such a short space and I love your imagery. This is a great idea that I may just use myself. I've had trouble recently finding inspiration for writing and so luckily I had a couple articles I wrote months ago that I recently published but it's really been a whole month since I've written anything new.


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