Gracy was sitting on the chair at the dining table looking out of the weathered window which opened to the pine forest devoid of any life. Her eyes were sore red due to crying.
How unlucky she had been since the day she entered this world. Her mother died in child birth, her father abandoning her subsequently. They never talked. The only person who pulled her close was her nanny. She was an old lady, Gracy called her granny. She was the only one whom she could speak her heart out. Like her family life, her school life was neither easy.
Probably the problem was in her self. Other students found her lost in thoughts, otherworldly, sometimes talking to the dead. Gracy often said she can see her mother. But nobody believed her. Her mannerisms were weird for this sophisticated world. Her father who was already hateful towards her contemplated of institutionalizing her. But her granny came to her rescue.
With time, things grew worse. Her paranormal connection disconnected people from her. Now when she looked for shelter, her deceased mother ceased to see her. Gracy's life became a barren desert with the mirage that fooled her with a sublime memory to spend a single happy moment with her parents.
Years passed, Gracy grew into a beautiful woman, but a weird woman who was given a blind eye. A few years ago, her father had died, leaving her all the money, which was the last thing she expected from him, the first, he never understood. She did a small job just to keep herself engaged. One day she made a decision to shift to the house that once granny had mentioned. Granny didn't stop her or warn her. Granny knew what she was looking for. She requested granny to accompany her but granny refused. Granny said she wanted to spend her last years with her family. Refusals were a part of Gracy's life. She was once again left alone...shattered.
She looked out of the window with the coffee mug in hand. Two weeks had passed since she shifted to this new house. She wasn't happy but also not surprised when nothing happened what she had wished. Refusals were a part of Gracy's life. From the day of birth, every happiness that came her way was drenched with some poignant sadness. But today she felt too hapless, too tired of her life. Broken from inside, the tears flowed down incessantly.
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