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Evil and Innocence, the Sisters

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Evil and Innocence, the Sisters

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Sisters

And there they were; the two sisters; Evil and Innocence.

One sister sported black, from top to bottom, and like a stray cat, preferred the closeness of the ground, which is why she crawled, crouching about. Her black hair hung around her neck in hideous knots. Her raspy voice mumbled under her musty breath.

No one sought to realize what evil deeds she might carry out in the blackest of nights, as long as it was not they, themselves, who got caught in her horrid grasp. The town called her, Evil.

The other sister, called Innocence, wore soft pastel colors, and her step was so light that some imagined she had angel’s wings fastened to her back, keeping her afloat just above the ground. When the warm sun’s rays bowed down, golden-blond ringlets danced about her head, as if to form a shimmering halo.

Evil and Innocence, the Sisters

And there they were; the two sisters; Evil and Innocence.

Truths

No one in town ever bothered to look below the surface at the truth before giving these two sisters their names, Evil and Innocence. Gossip spread everywhere about the hideousness of Evil in her haggard black garments, and ugly knotted hair.

Likewise, rumors danced up and down the streets of Innocence’s purity, delicacy, and magnificence, not to mention the comforting smile in which she graced each soul with whom she came in contact.

Her voice was dainty, like a harpsichord, and could intoxicate the most savage of beasts into a lullaby. No one bore witness to what great and splendid deeds she might gift to the needy, but they imagined that her very presence alone brought healing to all whom her life touched.

Evil and Innocence, the Sisters

No one in town ever bothered to look below the surface at the truth before giving these two sisters their names, Evil and Innocence.

Evil and Innocence, the Sisters

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Appearances

Only the sisters themselves perceived the reality behind each other’s appearance; but Evil was too humble to speak out, and Innocence, full of pride, would never disclose the truth. So, onlookers were never the wiser in realizing that the sisters were not what their given names implied.

Evil” wore the same black clothes every day because she gave away the best garments to her sister in whom she loved. She did not walk upright as others because she had many injuries from the whippings and beatings donned by her father, as a child, when she took the blame for her sister’s destructive behavior.

Of course, because of these same injuries, she had trouble raising her arms for any length of time and could not give her hair proper attention. And she traveled about only at nighttime, and never during the day, because of the other’s hate which hailed down on her like sharp daggers of ice. Keeping her head facing downward, she never bore a smile because the town branded her as Evil.

Now, Innocence was so stunning because she stole monies and valuables from others to keep up with the demands of her vanity- her perfect hair and elegant attire. Her smile she flashed to everyone was a mask which hid her natural wickedness and sadism. Everyone loved her, and she knew it.

Judgements

Had people not judged the sisters with such biased haste, perhaps they would have discovered that between these two sisters, Evil was innocence, and Innocence was evil.

Evil and Innocence, the Sisters

People judged the sisters with biased haste.

Evil and Innocence, the Sisters

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Evil and Innocence, the Sisters

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© 2021 Tamara Yancosky

Comments

Tamara Yancosky (author) from Uninhabited Regions on March 07, 2021:

Thank you, Misbah, for your wise thoughts. I am grateful.

Hugs, ♥️

Tamara

Tamara Yancosky (author) from Uninhabited Regions on March 07, 2021:

Thank you for your feedback, Brenda. ♥️

Yes, the stereotype of how good and evil might look is what gets many of us fooled by these predators.

Hugs from Tamara

Misbah from The Planet Earth on March 07, 2021:

Tamara, this is a beautiful story.

indeed true people judge on what they see

as you said in the story, Evil was innocent, and Innocence was evil

You pondered on a great topic

A sad reality

thanks for sharing

Blessings

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 07, 2021:

Wonderful reminder that we should not look at a book by it's cover.

Evil & Innocence were actually the opposite of what the others thought.

I wonder...would they accept Evil for innocence based on her looks? Most people have a perceived ideal in their mind what Innocence looks like.

Great writing.

Tamara Yancosky (author) from Uninhabited Regions on March 07, 2021:

Thank you, Dora, for your thoughtful reassurance. It means a lot to me. ♥️

Love,

Tamara

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 07, 2021:

Please don't lose any sleep about not being able to comment. When I am able I scroll down the feed settings to find my friends, and any topic I'd like to read. When I can't find them, I have the same regret, but hopefully, the site owners will fix this, sometime. Keep heart!

Tamara Yancosky (author) from Uninhabited Regions on March 07, 2021:

Thank you, Manatita! This information is what I needed. You are very kind. ♥️

Love,

Tamara

Tamara Yancosky (author) from Uninhabited Regions on March 07, 2021:

Thank you, Chrish! ♥️

manatita44 from london on March 06, 2021:

Tamara, you are now writing in something called 'Feed.' To get here, open your account as per normal using your handle 'rhymevinepoetry@hubpages.com, or whatever you use. You have to sign in, but at the top of the page you will see HUBPAGES. Click on it and it will take to to Feed, which looks like this.

You will see most Hubs and you can then comment by scrolling up and down until you find what you are looking for. Above your name in 'Feed', you will also see the number of comments. You can also click on this.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on March 06, 2021:

What a great message! Indeed, knowing one person isn't about how she or he looks like and even sometimes the way they speak can be disguised. More power to those who aren't blind (the one who can see the inmost being of one person)

I hope you have a great day

gyanendra mocktan from Kathmandu,Nepal on March 06, 2021:

Rhyme, It's fine if you are unable to comment on my articles. I'm on the way to learning each day from the writers here and any books that I read.

Thank you.

My hugs and respect to you.

Tamara Yancosky (author) from Uninhabited Regions on March 06, 2021:

Thank you, Gyanendra Mocktan, for such an interesting comment. I reread it twice. ♥️ Yes, our intuition is a powerful, God-given tool. We must heed its warnings.

I enjoyed reading some of your posts, as well, but do not know how to comment on them. I do not see the section in which to do this.

Hugs,

Tamara

gyanendra mocktan from Kathmandu,Nepal on March 06, 2021:

You have shared the power of intuition through beautifully crafted words.

No matter what language we use to communicate with each other. No matter what race and land we belong to. No matter what caste or creed we belong to. This God given gift, intution one has to be able to use in right time, right situation and place. I had this blunder in my life believing outside of me. Now, I am paying for it. That's one of the reason I got only 15 artickes in hubpages. That too not up to the mark.

Further your article reminds me of a girl whom I came to know on 28 October 2017. Her charecter is innocence. The kutir where I met her for the first time, I was one of the guest among the yoga teacher Malay Singha from Indian culture Centre, Dr. Indul K.C. from Bhaktapur including her. The meeting at 8 am was the yogi wanted to talk about a booklet written by him. He wanted that his booklet to be translated into English. I had already declined him. Because I don't know Sanskrit. Besides, why in English, Marketing his spiriual idea?!

Later on I came to know from reliable sources that yogi was a quack. But this girl didn't know about him. I couldn't tell her. As time passed by she came to know about him

Later on I helped her in brushing up her English.

Gradually she introduced me her friend circle. But any friends she introduced me backsabbed her. It has become so difficult for her, she switched off her mobile.

She came to know she was circled around by Evil minds in the 2020s.

May God protect her!

Tamara Yancosky (author) from Uninhabited Regions on March 05, 2021:

Thank you so much, Chitrangada. You comment speaks much wisdom.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 05, 2021:

Great writing. I can completely relate to such persons, in real life, who appear something externally, but are completely opposite in reality. Sadly, people judge on the external and physical appearances.

I really wish, that at least the family should not compare the two sisters, or the two brothers. But, it's unavoidable.

Important realities, well conveyed.

Thank you for sharing.

Tamara Yancosky (author) from Uninhabited Regions on March 05, 2021:

Thank you, Harriet, for such a sweet comment. ♥️

I’m having trouble figuring out how to comment on other’s posts. It seems they’ve changed something on HubPages. I’m still trying to sort it out.

Tamara Yancosky (author) from Uninhabited Regions on March 05, 2021:

Thank you, Dora, for your kindness. It’s truly appreciated. ♥️

I want to comment on your posts, but Hubpages changed something and I don’t see how we are able to make comments, now (especially once posts are placed in a specialized category such as LetterPile, ETC,.,.)

Harriet Dionela from Taguig City, Philippines on March 05, 2021:

I loved it! We should really not judge by appearances at all. Thank you for this article.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 05, 2021:

Evil was too humble ... and Innocence full of pride? That made me sit up. Great story-telling and equally impactful lesson. Thanks for sharing your craft.

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