She Wanted To Dream Big, But Dad Belittled Her Dreams


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“Your dream will kill you,” thundered her father.

Shimica was about to make her debut as a singer, and she shared that achievement with her father. He didn’t think much of it.

There was too much at risk. And as a father, he knew her best.

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He watched her grow, and watch her pursue her dream since she was a kid. Singing competitions, more classes. He knew her in and out.

He also knew that she was all that he had.

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And he wouldn’t want her to fail, to fall from grace, to be crushed by the weight of expectation.

Shimica wanted to dream big, and dad had belittled her.

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She was going to prove him wrong. It would be the last time they ever saw each other, she swore.

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Nobody would have know fate had planned for her, but she was right on one of those two accounts.

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