Tough Boy

PJ Dorantes By PJ Dorantes, 9th Dec 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3h7nda4v/
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He was hiding behind a mask of toughness, just to disguise a soul hurt by the pain of a bitter past.

Hiding behind a mask

Just…to live, to laugh and to love. That was everything he could wish for. No one was able to see it. They always treated him like something bad; some they needed to hide from. Yes, hector was very tall, and those colorful tattoos that decorated his muscular body, made him stood out among of a crowd filled with wolves dressed as white sheep. He did it on purpose. He always went against the rhythm dictated by others. He was a rebel whose only religion was the loud rock music that made his blood run faster than a jet.
Yes, he was very proud of himself. So, what? Not everybody is able to survive on the streets of a big city. He did it like a true warrior. He always stood tall, like those trees that fight against any vicious wind. Hector told himself one thousand times: “You don´t need anybody” he was ok alone, like a wild wolf, freely roaming those dark paths of life with no direction. Hector was strong, and nobody doubted it. But deep inside of his soul, a little secret lied. No one knew it, but it bothered him everyday. He loved his image of tough-as nails boys, so he had to keep it hidden. No human being would be able to see that behind a handful of bright green hair, and that bunch of facial piercings, was a sensitive soul. That could destroy Hector´s street credibility…. And it would mean no more endless nights of good music and bright lights
But when the lights went out, and Hector was totally alone, his true self showed. Dancing with the shadows of the true loneliness, he was able to remember better times, when everything seemed like a beautiful dream. Yes, those peaceful days were over, but hector still liked to remember them. Anything was better than living in a present where a mask of toughness left him dry, unable to show those emotions that once helped him to kept an smile on his face.

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Life, Lonely, Mask, Sad, Sadness, Short Fiction, Short Story, Young, Young Man

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author avatar PJ Dorantes
Creativity is life. I write mostly short stories

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author avatar tafmona
9th Dec 2014 (#)

thanks for sharing

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
9th Dec 2014 (#)

Wonderful post!

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author avatar PJ Dorantes
9th Dec 2014 (#)

Thanks,guys

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author avatar viewgreen
9th Dec 2014 (#)

touchable article. Thanks for your sharing.

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author avatar PJ Dorantes
9th Dec 2014 (#)

Thanks!

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