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The Island Slave Girl Pt. 3 (Short Story)
July 26, 2017
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The girl did as she was told and Mama Latifah scrubbed the dirt away, hoping to scrub away some of her beauty as well. In this place one could not be too beautiful, just as one could not be too ugly. To be either was a curse. Beauty may be the easier curse to bear, but it was a curse nonetheless... To be too ugly is comparable to dirt, worthless unless you have other skills. To be too beautiful is comparable to possession. You are no longer your own; the irony of the world in that your beauty belongs to everyone else but you.
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