My Rivals

Writing by Ajak Majur // Photograph by Lais Azevedo

One day I sat down to put the pieces together and I noticed a repetitive trait. My rivals all had one thing in common: after I had fallen out with them, they were no longer the same person I had known but they would always become someone that I was much more familiar with. It was in their characteristics; it was me. They were portraying themselves as me, the real me, the wholehearted, giving, unapologetically truthful me which they had been around for oh so long. They had all taken fragments of my character whilst they painted me as this crazy, inconsiderately heartless demon who did all of these terrible things for reasons which never seemed to make sense, although their stories never really did but they had portrayed me to be so bad that anything was believable. They stripped me of my character so that they could become it. I guess that realisation helped me overcome it.

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Lais Azevedo

Lais Azevedo is a 24 year old Brazilian, addicted to coffee, sunny days, and photography.
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Ajak Majur

Ajak Majur is an 18 year old African-Australian writer, currently living in Melbourne. Ajak enjoys modelling, acting and singing. When she writes fictional stories and genuine poetry she loves the ability which she has to create a story or some genuine poetry through the perspectives of completely different people.

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