Unlocking the secrets behind a seductive smile

She took a long hot bath. The heavenly smell of rose water spread all across the apartment. I was impatiently waiting for her in front of the dressing table. I want her to be wholly mine before she puts on any powder and paint.  Even the carpet was waiting for her to come out, to feel her wet foot.

Finally, the princess opened the door slowly. She was damn beautiful in that smooth silky gown. She smiled at me. Oh, how can I resist her seductive looks? Still I just pretended as if I was looking out of the balcony window.. She came to me with that naughty smile, hugged me so tightly, that I couldn’t even breathe. Then…

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Then she put me on her face. She wanted me with her always. No one can take their eyes off her ‘masked’ face. Yes, I am the MASK who protects you from being hurt or rejected.

Let me say Honesty is the best policy, which is true. But what if someone feels exhausted living in an authentic way.. Ah! , is that possible..? Maybe that’s why people start to wear me to hide their identity and finally forget who they were actually. I am the sign of your weakness. Think twice before you put me on

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The author is a Quality Analyst by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at https://wordsandnotion.com and https://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “Unlocking the secrets behind a seductive smile

  1. unsaid words

    March 2, 2017 at 9:58am

    Sometimes we put on so many different masks on different times that we tend to forget our original self.

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      Akhila

      March 2, 2017 at 11:30am

      Yes Ami, exactly that is the point.. and on a long run, we reach a state where we couldn’t even act any more..

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  2. shreyans

    March 2, 2017 at 11:04am

    wow..it was really very seductive in the start..and then what a twist.
    shreyans

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  3. boundlessblessingsblog

    March 2, 2017 at 11:32am

    Hmm very seductive Akhila and yes definitely there are times we get totally fed up with masks and masks and feel like being our true self. Great way of writing.

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      Akhila

      March 2, 2017 at 11:35am

      Thanks a lot. Whatever we do masks can never replace the self.. isn’t.. but without realizing it we play with masks entire life

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      • boundlessblessingsblog

        March 2, 2017 at 11:37am

        Yes absolutely true Akhila and for how many years and for what and then we suffer in return so be the person you want to and enjoy and make others happy. Happy day to you dear.

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  4. Vinayak Gupta

    March 2, 2017 at 8:03pm

    hahah Nice twist… BUt u know na..
    SOmetimes its not the people who change, sometimes its just the mask that falls off… 🙁

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  5. lizalizaskysaregrey

    March 2, 2017 at 11:32pm

    Fabulous Akhila, I love this post, so seductive and so true. Love that even the carpet was waiting!

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      Akhila

      March 3, 2017 at 9:51am

      Thanks Liza.. I just added that carpet to make it spicy, and more over it indicates the craziness of people..

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  6. Meenakshi Sethi

    March 3, 2017 at 3:35am

    What a thought! Hats off for such a description of the mask everyone is hiding behind…

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  7. Infinite Living

    March 3, 2017 at 5:44am

    This was a brilliant one! I like the question you ask …does anyone get tired of being authentic? …

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      Akhila

      March 3, 2017 at 10:16am

      Thanks dear.. I was just being sarcastic with that question

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          Akhila

          March 7, 2017 at 10:41am

          Actually I was checking with you, whether you purchased your wordpress domain

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          • Infinite Living

            March 7, 2017 at 11:51pm

            No I did not. I am using their basic plan since the beginning. Is their something specific you would like to know regarding that?

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            Akhila

            March 8, 2017 at 9:52am

            Oh.. but I wonder as I cannot see that.wordpress.com extension in your web link..

          • Infinite Living

            March 8, 2017 at 11:33pm

            Oh …now I know what you mean …I have actually purchased a domain from godaddy and directed there from wordpress.

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            Akhila

            March 9, 2017 at 9:45pm

            Ok..so you started in a purchased domain only.. so you haven’t done that exporting thing

  8. Dr Ambu R.Nair

    March 3, 2017 at 7:09am

    But, on stage, masks give the people authenticity of characters…where, unlocking the secret kills its pleasure and spoils its authenticity…

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      Akhila

      March 3, 2017 at 10:25am

      Yes..in stage we only expect them to act.. then mask is a part of them actually.. but its not the real life

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  9. Moushmi Radhanpara

    March 3, 2017 at 12:35pm

    Just a brilliant concept,
    We have all adapted and put this mask on to stay away from our weaknesses and the world’s rejection.

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      Akhila

      March 3, 2017 at 8:39pm

      Yes moushmi..that mask has become a part of our life…

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  11. thewritewomanblog

    March 6, 2017 at 9:13am

    Ha, a nice twist to that ‘beauty’ story, Akhi! I had to read and re-read it ( dim-witted me! ;))
    We all wear it at some point in time. Are they the experiences in life that force you to put up the mask or is it simply the comfort of being an enigma to the ruthless world?
    I see a little child, so very carefree with emotions, thoughts, and ideas flowing freely. But they grow and pick it up too and that is when the charm and beauty of childhood simply vanishes!

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      Akhila

      March 6, 2017 at 4:55pm

      You said it right.. why the kid can’t be kid anymore.. why does live quitting all those innocence…

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      • thewritewomanblog

        March 6, 2017 at 6:09pm

        Because we teach him to be just that! Wearing is mask is what is to increase the person’s social quotient and appear just right before society!

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  12. novelistbaba

    March 6, 2017 at 10:14pm

    honesty could be a mask sometimes………..irony indeed. 🙂 🙂

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  13. AojhalJunaid

    March 14, 2017 at 10:31pm

    As it is said that give him a mask,and he will be his true self…
    Waisay, ,,it was a pleasant post!!

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      Akhila

      March 15, 2017 at 9:48am

      You mean, negatives cancelling each other. Thanks for being here

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      Akhila

      March 6, 2018 at 3:53pm

      Thank you.. hope you reached the ending part too

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      • apassersby

        March 6, 2018 at 3:58pm

        I am trying but it’s an ever ending start to the next level

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          Akhila

          March 6, 2018 at 3:59pm

          Next level of unmasked appearance in all ways

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          • apassersby

            March 6, 2018 at 4:01pm

            haha..very confusing wearing mask..unmasked state or birth may be 🙂 been long written any love poem…let me read some from yours and inspired..any new today?

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            Akhila

            March 6, 2018 at 4:09pm

            Earlier I used to post in the mornings… now shifted to evening zone…so one is scheduled for 6 pm..but not any love poems

  14. utahan15

    March 2, 2018 at 6:19pm

    play me
    stay with me
    haunt me not
    return
    to sender
    an ending
    to your soiree!

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      Akhila

      March 6, 2018 at 5:29pm

      By the way are comments disabled in your posts..?

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  15. thewritewomanblog

    March 2, 2018 at 9:30pm

    I have read this one, Akhi. It had so much meaning to it that I had let those words remain with me. Am I right?

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      Akhila

      March 6, 2018 at 3:45pm

      yes, dear..it’s old post.. I just reposted it..

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  16. the_aestheticspirit

    March 2, 2018 at 10:00pm

    Yes masking causes exhaustion. In case the mask is worn before the world that becomes the “me” factor forever even after realising it was a mask. Sometimes it can never be removed of the fear of losing the earned reputation. Our body and our soul loses the joy and touch of the realsitic self. A very out of the box thing and how it lead me to ponder about myself for a minute. Specially how the title itself can be interpreted in various ways, is amazing. I had a rememberence of Shakesphere book-tales of Shakesphere and it greatly deals with masked faces in with real masks and how it spoils things in the between and the end.
    Thankyou for sharing!

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      Akhila

      March 6, 2018 at 3:42pm

      thanks a lot for the kind words dear. i know the title was slightly spicy.. just added it for an effect, a masked title in a way.

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      • the_aestheticspirit

        March 6, 2018 at 9:03pm

        Your welcome! And yes it was spicy as well as perfect and the little twist in the end was sure to ponder upon!

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  17. Ravi S

    March 3, 2018 at 12:06pm

    I couldn’t quite follow the last lines. Is he pretending behind the mask?

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      Akhila

      March 6, 2018 at 3:44pm

      Last lines as the advice from the mask [ assume mask is talking to you, “I” in the post is mask].
      The girl’s “hot look” was all due to the mask. She was pretending behind the mask

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      • Ravi S

        March 7, 2018 at 12:18am

        Oh i read it again from that perspective. Wow its really amazing and beautifully penned out. Had such deep meaning. Lovely. But many would love seeing the mask which would force the person to wear the mask. If true beauty was appreciated then the need of mask would never arise. Beautiful piece Akhila….

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          Akhila

          March 7, 2018 at 3:18pm

          Thanks Ravi.. happy that you took time to check with me on the same and read it again.. and scope for improvement for me too to make it much more reader friendly

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