javytaxime14 Javiera Hidalgo

In this short story, we follow Melody, a young girl who silently battles with generalized anxiety disorder. Although her condition is never explicitly mentioned, the story portrays her daily struggles and the invisible weight she carries. From her trembling hands to her racing thoughts, Melody's anxiety affects her interactions with others and her ability to feel at ease. Through her dedication to academics, her solitary moments, and her love for literature and music, Melody seeks refuge and finds strength. The story highlights her resilience, determination, and the small steps she takes towards overcoming her fears. Ultimately, it sheds light on the often unseen struggles of individuals living with anxiety.

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Dancing in the Rain

Melody's hands trembled slightly as she clutched her backpack, her heart beating faster with every step she took towards the school entrance. Thoughts raced through her mind like wildfire, each one fueling her anxiety. She tried to steady her breathing, but the air felt thin, as if it couldn't fill her lungs completely.

Her classmates chatted and laughed around her, but she felt like an outsider in her own world. She constantly worried about saying the wrong thing or being judged by others. The thought of drawing attention to herself made her stomach churn.

During classes, Melody diligently took notes, her pen moving across the paper with urgency. She didn't want to miss any information, fearing that the tiniest detail could be the key to her success. The pressure to perform perfectly weighed heavily on her shoulders, even in the simplest tasks.

Lunchtime arrived, and Melody found solace in the quiet corner of the library. The noise and chaos of the cafeteria overwhelmed her, amplifying her unease. She ate her carefully packed lunch, feeling the weight of everyone's eyes on her, even though she knew they weren't.

After school, she walked home alone, headphones in her ears, drowning out the world with music that seemed to calm the storms within her. The familiar melodies were her refuge, a place where she could escape from the never-ending cycle of worry.

At home, Melody retreated to her room, seeking comfort in the sanctuary of her books. Reading transported her to different worlds, where her anxiety didn't exist. Through the characters she encountered, she found strength and inspiration, hoping that one day, she too could conquer her fears.

In the quiet of the night, as the world around her slumbered, Melody lay awake, her mind racing. She replayed every interaction, every word spoken, and worried about what tomorrow would bring. The battle against her anxiety continued, fought silently within the confines of her mind.

Melody's journey was one of resilience and determination, even though the struggles she faced weren't visible to the naked eye. Each day, she found the courage to face her fears, inching closer to a life where anxiety wouldn't hold her captive. And in her pursuit of inner peace, Melody discovered that even the smallest steps forward could lead to extraordinary triumphs.

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Javiera Hidalgo 🇪🇸: Chilena, viviendo en Santiago, escritora novata (por ahora al menos 😊). Creo que, como escritora, todo lo que necesitan saber es que soy espontánea. También me gusta crear historias en las que le doy una perspectiva única a los personajes y situaciones. /// 🇬🇧: Chilean, living in Santiago, novice writer (for now at least 😊). I think, as a writer, all you need to understand is that I am spontaneous. I also like to create stories where I put a unique spin on characters and situations.

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MB Mia Brown
Short story, but with a deep message.
February 01, 2024, 01:50
PT Paula Taylor
Good story. The message is really clear. To understand anxiety, you have to live it.
January 31, 2024, 05:59
NR Natalie Ramírez
Anxiety can be a real struggle sometimes. Good job with this story.
January 25, 2024, 04:34
AO Aiden O'Neill
I liked it. Short, well written and precise.
January 04, 2024, 05:24
Shaun M Waller Shaun M Waller
Very nicely written and definitely relatable.
December 16, 2023, 09:15
Carolina Barrios Carolina Barrios
December 06, 2023, 20:04