How long has it been?  How much longer must I endure this agony?

Every day the same.  My mind in constant turmoil.  Should I take matters into my own hands?  Dare I take the risk, knowing how it could all end in disaster?

I’m at a stage where I no longer look in the mirror.  I have aged beyond all recognition, even to myself.

And every night… the same dream.

A salon door opens.  An angel of mercy beckons me in.  Apron tied and masked up, she brandishes her trusty scissors and tube of hair colourant.

I live in hope.

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Juma
Juma(@juma)
1 year ago

Linda I don’t know whether to laugh or cry! You’ve just told the story of my life. I have that same dream … just a few more weeks now, and I can take the coverings off all the mirrors. You made my day ???

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Juma
Juma(@juma)
Reply to  Linda Rock
1 year ago

Wonderful! I especially like the fact that they loved your story and want to frame it and hang it on the wall! Fame at the Hairdressers – a new story! ?

Susan Dawson
Susan Dawson(@susan-dawson)
1 year ago

Very simple idea well told with suspense. I confess I have been on DIY tube and scissors for a year now.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

I love that you can’t tell where you’re going with this story until the second to last paragraph. Thank goodness for Casting, I can’t last more than a fortnight without a refresh! I wish I could remember the good dreams ?

Dipayan Chakrabarti
Dipayan Chakrabarti(@dipayan-chakrabarti)
1 year ago

The story ends in an optimistic note despite the agonising dilemma. Excellent Linda!

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Dipayan Chakrabarti
Dipayan Chakrabarti(@dipayan-chakrabarti)
Reply to  Linda Rock
1 year ago

You’re welcome.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Despite the protagonist’s agony, he/she still manages to think positively at the end. And I really like the phrase “I live in hope”, same as me despite our hard life I am living in hope every day.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Linda Rock
1 year ago

Yes. Thank you for lifting me, Linda. I will keep on going no matter what, for my children.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

A hair-raising story Linda! Just think, you will soon be able to take your hat off when you answer the door, and if you have a cat, he will soon return!

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Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
Reply to  Linda Rock
1 year ago

A million-hair.

Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
1 year ago

Linda, I can certainly relate. I am in serious need of hair colour and I must admit, I have been eyeing the diy products in the shops, but thought it is probably unwise to attempt. I might just ruin the progress the hairdressers made, rectifying my previous attempts. I vividly remember when I did it myself a day before our daughter’s baptism. Only to realise, getting ready for church that morning, that I missed about half my head at the back. I kid you not! And there was nothing I could do about it. It was very embarrassing.

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Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi(@katy-bizi)
1 year ago

What an interesting story, Linda! However, it does make me sad because it makes me miss even more going to the hairdresser.

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Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi(@katy-bizi)
Reply to  Linda Rock
1 year ago

That is really nice to hear! I hope you make an appointment soon and experience the magic of your story.

Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
1 year ago

I indeed love this. There are so many things we have failed trying to do on our own. I hope she gets to look at the mirror with confidence very soon. I’m glad also she hasn’t thrown hope away.

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