DREAM

I was reading the weekend newspaper when I came across a story about a prolific writer who had started a petition. Tens of thousands of people had already signed even though the petition had only started the day before. The petition was titled: ‘Petition to convince Ashleigh Young that she is not a peacock.’ The wording was something like: ‘We are sick and tired of Ashleigh Young pretending that she is a peacock. The fact is, she is not even a bird. She is a homo sapiens. We have evidence. She has been allowed to get away with this for too long.’ As I read the article, I felt a terrible, sickening feeling of guilt, and I knew that finally I had been found out, but I also felt a keen loss, somehow, knowing that I couldn’t behave like a peacock or any kind of bird anymore.

About ashleighlou

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1 Response to DREAM

  1. Steve Horne says:

    Hi Ashleigh
    Loved reading your Canvas article about the joys and fears of writing a book. Your crafted reflections were bang on. I am finishing off the manuscript of my first book ‘The Trouble with Twins’ I am an identical twin, who, with my twin brother found ourselves in a lot of trouble over our lives.
    I identified so much with your insights.

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