RTW # 75: My Best Scar
by Brandi Ziegler
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
YA Highway makes my Wednesdays with their weekly Road Trips. This week’s prompt is a little different, albeit fun.
What is the story of your best scar?
I have a scar on the outside corner of my right eyebrow. It’s from two injuries. Alas, the details are pretty vague.
First injury occurred when I was four. While playing on my mom’s chairs in the formal dining room – a big NO NO – I fell headfirst onto the hardwood and cracked my head right open. I remember being scared of two things at the time: my mother’s wrath, and the hospital.
I have severe white coat syndrome. My experience in the hospital and the stitches I had to endure traumatized me way more than the buckets of blood pouring from my head.
The second injury is slightly more graphic. My little sister and I were in this physical fight at the age of five and eight. Suddenly she pinned me in an epic death-grip and bit the skin clean off my temple. I think all I got that time was a lecture and a band-aid.
Let’s see if you can outdo my scar story in the comments.