The rebel

She was a rebel,

A free thinker,

amidst a restrained society


So they heaped blame

To feed their own egos


Predicted her future-

filled with regret

Looked forward to saying,

“Told you so”.


She had to keep fighting

to prove them wrong.


This is my 42-word response for this week’s Gargleblaster challenge.

This week we’re paying tribute to Gabriel García Márquez, who was one of the greatest writers of the last century. This week’s ultimate question comes to us from One Hundred Years of Solitude:

“Tell me something, old friend: why are you fighting?”


41 thoughts on “The rebel

  1. Reblogged this on The Journal of 'Dr. R' and commented:
    To be a rebel means to fight against something already established. That very establishment needs to be knocked down in order to be a rebel.

    If it is wrong, it is unjust, if it is unjust, it is worth fighting for and if it is worth fighting for, you will fight as a rebel.

    Prove them wrong, prove yourself right, attack them with the sword and defend yourself with the shield.

    I say what I do, I do what I say. Rebel now, rebel later.


  2. Nicely done. I get the sense that the people most committed to their causes are usually the ones being told they’re wrong or worse – they just can’t win even if they’re right. I like your “predicted her future” line, and how they’re filled with regret but still look forward to saying I told you so. It’s a smug regret that we should all rebel against.


    1. Actually, what I meant was, they predicted that her future would be filled with regret! Smug regret, yes! I’m so ready to rebel against those smug people!
      Thanks a lot, Kay 🙂


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