Stuck

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Stuck

Anonymous

I chose to base my entry on the value set of ‘Self-Direction.’ ‘Stuck’ focuses on the common perception among young people that personal freedom manifests itself as an escape from home and family, and considers the situations we may end up in as a result of society’s stringent obligation that we lead independent and meaningful lives from an early age. My decision to write a piece of flash fiction was made in an attempt to emulate the brevity which can come with our attempts to establish independence, with a focus on the irony that such ventures may ultimately strip us of our freedom and leave us trapped. In this piece I sought to explore how the growth and development of self-respect is crucial in allowing us to regain the freedom we may lose in relationships, and take back control of our own independent lives.

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WritingJohn Byrne Award