Reena’s Exploration Challenge #115
The prompt is to write something in a similar spirit – it could tell the story of a year or day or hour or minute – something that brought about a change in the life of a protagonist, family, community, nation or the world.
Life was such fun up to the age of 11.
There were music, dance, studies, games, picnics and all sorts of rides.
Some smooth some bumpy but having parents, siblings, and friends to share it with you is fun nonetheless.
Learning new things every day with friends was such fun which I attended every day till I was 11.
Life was like a nice dream.
Then one fine morning everything changed.
Suddenly I became a grown-up.
In my community girls were not allowed to play outside, laugh loudly or dance and sing after they reached puberty.
An order was passed to take all the childhood fun away from my life. I was suppose to behave in a certain way like, walk like this and talk like this and dress like this all that behaving like a girl.
There were so many dos and don’ts for girls only. Nothing ever changed for the boys. I had entered the realm of youth and childhood was taken away forever.
It made me feel as if a demon has taken control of my life, restricting all my activities.
It’s not that I didn’t enjoy my life after. Thankfully my parents were liberal, siblings caring and loving. We went to school, then college, movies were allowed with family members. There were lots of books to read, there were indoor games but it was different, not like childhood’s carefree, unadulterated, unrestricted fun.
The carnival called childhood was taken away from my life.