"An Empty Shell" 💀🐚
"Charlotte knew she was beautiful. She knew she could make most men fall at her feet with a winning smile or a bat of the eyelashes. It was a game that she played. How many proposals could she receive in one day?!
But beauty doesn't last forever and eventually wrinkles rippled on her skin, her eyes began sinking into her face while her nose and ears protruded out further. Her teeth showed sign of rotting and her health in general deteriorated... Charlotte hated these changes more than anything else in life and her frustrations grew as men stopped paying her attention. Her sister tried to comfort her by saying that beauty can be found in other aspects of life. "What would you know?!" Charlotte snarled at her. "You've always been ugly!"
At the age of 38, Charlotte was dying from a disease that had taken hold of her lungs. In between coughs, she pleaded with the devil to save her and give her back her youth. In return, she would belong to him for eternity...
The following morning, Charlotte awoke feeling more fresh and energised than she'd ever felt before. She wandered to the mirror hanging on the wall and looked at her reflection; her youth was back, her health was immaculate and she glowed with beauty!
Charlotte never grew old from that moment on. Her appearance never changed and her health stayed the same. She was to remain beautiful and young, except her soul was no longer her's. She could no longer feel happiness, love, excitement or peace. They weren't her emotions to have. She was dead inside. Charlotte was to remain just a beautiful shell of a person for ever..."
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