They

She woke up to learn that she was now a married woman. They had gotten her married. But that didn’t come as a shock to her…because everything in her life has happened this way right from the day they brought her home.

Like the house that she lives in. They had given it to her during Christmas. It had everything anyone could ever ask for…a bedroom where anyone would fall asleep like a baby, a closet that was stuffed with designer wardrobe, a kitchen that most people can only dream of…everything. And they had given it to all her just like that when she woke up Christmas morning.

And the car that she has. They had gifted her that on her birthday. A convertible…in the color that she loves. They had presented her with it at midnight on one of her birthdays.

In spite of all this and more, she wasn’t happy. She had everything…house, car, people that loved her…but freedom. Freedom of any kind wasn’t present in her life. She had to do everything at their will. It was as if they didn’t care…as if they owned her. And that negated all the materialistic luxuries she was offered.

A voice of her own never existed, probably never will. And that had led her to becoming a ‘wife’ today. All she could do was hope that he would be nice…and wish for a happily ever after.

They told her that her husband’s name was Ken…just like they told her, years ago, that her name was Barbie.

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  1. #1 by Chatterbox on October 27, 2009 - 8:51 pm

    That was fantastic Titaxy.
    Excellent plot that gives you a feel that may be the story will end with a young girl fighting back to the people who tried to decide her destiny.

    Keep up the wonderful work.

    Cheers!!

    🙂 Thanks, CB… 😀

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  2. #2 by Nu on October 27, 2009 - 10:51 pm

    Oh never knew the story behind this ! It’s very rightly presented by Ms. Titaxy 🙂 Yet again, an admirable writing from your stable 🙂

    story behind what?…barbie and Ken?…i didn’t know barbie had a partner either…until 6 months ago when my lil cousin enlightened me :P…

    thank you, thank you!

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  3. #3 by Pixie on October 27, 2009 - 11:52 pm

    Good one T!

    Most women struggle to retain or manitain their identity…

    I have a super-rich friend from college just like this. She has everything, except that identity, the way we knew her from college to what she is now…

    ok now this makes me sad…you know someone in real life going thru similar situations? :-(….i was just writing about a doll’s life, not even a fictional human being…it must be so hard for your friend. 😦

    Thanks, Pix.

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  4. #4 by Nu on October 28, 2009 - 1:12 am

    Oh where did the entire heading go ? I can only see ‘THEY’ now…or you made some modifications ?

    me changed 😀

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  5. #5 by mahmud faisal on October 28, 2009 - 1:30 am

    Now a days… you are hurting me 😦

    you are doing it with your writings 😥 I know there are some feelings like this… at the end, I felt that there is something around us… very shocking… very unjust… but realistic….

    materialistic world rocked in the history of the world…
    it still rockz now a days.. it will be…..

    but there are very few ppl who really feel the importance of the ‘want of heart’.. want of the being ‘own’….

    nice writing… titaxy… you are developing your writings in a nice way…. touching my hearts…… deeply.. day by day….

    oh my goodness, Mahmud…i don’t mean to hurt you, dear.

    this is just the story of a doll….heard of Barbie dolls, have you?….don’t worry…i’m not cruel to my fictional human characters :-)…

    everyone has both materialistic and non-materialistic desires….just the degree varies…

    anyway, sorry if i misled you…this is just about a doll’s life…so don’t worry much 😀

    thanks.

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  6. #6 by Solilo on October 28, 2009 - 1:45 am

    Now when I read you, I always expect a twist at the end. 😀 Good one! Poor Barbie. Didn’t she divorce Ken?

    oh come on…i will break the trend some day :D…no more twist at the end stories for you :P…LOL

    i dunno, did she?….i don’t know much about Barbie…the info that she had a partner – my little cousin enlightened me of that fw months ago…i didn’t even know that :P..

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    • #7 by Solilo on October 28, 2009 - 8:34 pm

      Barbie and Ken’s divorce after 43 odd years was a much publicized news couple of years back. It was huge.

      But now I guess they are back together this year. Who knows? All publicity so that girls buy more dolls. 😀

      43 years? really?…and their divorce made it big news? oh my goodness.. :D…i’m in shock :P…

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  7. #8 by G on October 28, 2009 - 2:34 am

    Hey Bhagwan! This girl.. You really come up with awesome climax to your stories.

    Poor Barbie, but now that she is married she will go to her husbands house na, so ‘they’ wont manipulate her life anymore.

    When are we hearing Ken’s story?

    lol, G…there will be a different set of “they” at Ken’s house, no? ;-)….ken and barbie and never escape “them” ;-)…

    Ken’s story…lol…dunno… 😀

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    • #9 by Nu on October 28, 2009 - 1:26 pm

      Yeah, actually now you should go to that little girl who gave you that gyan of Ken’s existence,get some more gyan come back and distribute to us 🙂

      haha ok..will do 😀

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  8. #10 by chroniclesofdee on October 28, 2009 - 2:39 am

    LOL, this was awesome.. I was expecting some sort of filmy climax!!

    U are really getting good at this fiction thing hon..

    Keep up d awesome job!!

    what? are you saying this wasn’t filmy enough? 😉

    thanks a lot Dee.. 🙂

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  9. #11 by Dido on October 28, 2009 - 2:48 am

    :((( …. y does all this scare me… wot will happen 😦

    arre, scared about what, Dido?….if Barbie didn’t get this life, then she would be v lonely…this is good for her :D…

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  10. #12 by Nazish Rahman on October 28, 2009 - 4:49 am

    That was very well written!!! There’s a message also in it!!
    Excellent 🙂

    Thank you, thank you 🙂

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  11. #13 by Swaram on October 28, 2009 - 4:55 am

    That ws really well written T!
    I feel so sad for the girl 😦 Really emphasizes so many things are more imp than materialistic benefits 😦

    No no, you don’t have to feel sad, Swar….it’s about Barbie…not a girl…a doll.. :D…

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  12. #14 by BlueMist on October 28, 2009 - 5:44 am

    I could almost visualize her. Lovely. Hey I have linked this post of yours. Let me know if you have issues; I will take off the link. 🙂

    Thank you…and no issues… :D…you can link to anything you want o this page 😀

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  13. #15 by sakhi on October 28, 2009 - 6:56 am

    Still these things are so very common… female equality, her say and such stuff are still a luxury rather than a right! SIGH!! Well written 🙂

    Thank you…but hey don’t feel bad, this is just about Barbie doll…not any human being :D…

    Welcome!

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    • #16 by sakhi on November 4, 2009 - 3:08 am

      😆 😆 And like an idiot i thought barbie was just a female protagonist!! 😀 😀

      Silly me! 😀 😀

      😀 😀

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  14. #17 by divz on October 28, 2009 - 8:06 am

    LOL
    that reminds me of a joke –
    a little girl goes to a toy store with her mother to buy a Barbie. The shop had only 2 types – doctor Barbie and divorced Barbie. She picked the latter asking ‘Does this come with Ken’s car, beach house and a free wardrobe, or more?’
    😀

    rofl, divz… 😀 :D….it does make a lot of sense, though :D..

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  15. #19 by Psych Babbler on October 28, 2009 - 8:28 am

    Lovely work! Hehe…here I was expecting an Indian theme to it…although the Christmas thing made me wonder…nice twist!!! 😀

    lol…thank you!

    and hey thanks for correcting the mistake in that one sentence :-)…appreciate it.

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  16. #20 by Pearls on October 28, 2009 - 9:33 am

    Very very nice…
    A good point made with subtlety and strength..
    I really like this one

    🙂 Thank you.

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  17. #21 by Nids on October 28, 2009 - 10:33 am

    Super awesome 🙂 you have great talent sweetheart..Keep it up

    thanks a lot, Nids…hugs!

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  18. #22 by BlueMist on October 28, 2009 - 12:18 pm

    Barbie is not going to forgive you as you are not letting people sympathize with her. LOL
    Poor barbie ya; they should have spared her from this real world trauma of marriage and ILs. LOL

    i know..what were they thinking?…partner and all….i wonder how many years to her having a baby now ;-)…rofl…it will be sooo funny..

    and about not letting people sympathize with her…well, this was supposed to be a funny post, no so room for sympathy…don’t care abt barbie not forgiving me 😀 haha

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    • #23 by BlueMist on October 28, 2009 - 12:24 pm

      You are making fun of Barbie. You will have to go to Hell now. ** pulls T along on the way to hell ** 😀

      Ask your cousin there must be a daughter of Barbie as well. We are just so lost when it comes to Barbie. Sigh !

      lol…sure..anytime :D..let’s both go there and give Satan a hell of a time 😉 ok?
      and yeah…will definitely ask her when i go visit next time.. :D.

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      • #24 by BlueMist on October 28, 2009 - 12:34 pm

        So that Satan will send us back !! 👿

        yeah…we will torture him, ok? :P..

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      • #25 by BlueMist on October 28, 2009 - 2:16 pm

        Deal. Brew ha ha ha … : evil:

        :D…

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  19. #26 by tearsndreams on October 28, 2009 - 7:52 pm

    I knew where it was going after the first few lines. Yet I enjoyed my self thoroughly reading it.
    You are on a roll, aren’t you?

    oh my…you are the 2nd person saying this..my posts have become too predictable, eh? :D…will break this trend soon :D..

    thanks, TnD 🙂

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  20. #27 by SG on October 28, 2009 - 8:42 pm

    I was visibly moved until I read the last sentence. Nice one. Kept the reader in suspense. Now housewife Barbie? Is she dressed in ratty, old housecoat, comes with dirty laundry and sink full of dishes? (Read this line somewhere.)

    Thanks, SG…

    this just keeps getting better…i’m learning so much about Barbie thru this post :-P…housewife Barbie, eh? i dunno…it’s news to me :D…but it doesn’t come as a surprise…i mean, there is so many other versions out there…why not this too.. LOL…

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  21. #28 by wishesgalore on October 29, 2009 - 4:04 am

    this was Suuper!!!! Loved it to the core…lol

    lol thanks 😀

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  22. #29 by Meira on November 2, 2009 - 5:43 am

    LOL!
    There’s a joke about how they got her divorced. She got to keep all of Ken’s things 😛

    haha….so silly 😛

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  23. #30 by Elegant Chic on November 5, 2009 - 7:31 am

    I’m a Barbie girl in the Barbie world… Life in plastic, it’s fantastic…

    🙂

    Well written!!!!! 🙂

    thank you 😀

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