Broken, happy stories.

Yes, I named the character of this story after my favorite character on Game of Thrones. I had this concept in my mind for a long time and I like to believe I did it justice. Do you think I did? Tell me in the comments section below. (Maybe tell me your favorite GoT character too.) Enjoy, lovely people!


You know how everyone has a passion, something they love so much, and sometimes they pursue it and make a career in it? That wasn’t Tyrion. He was a dry-cleaner who loved wearing fancy clothes that fit him perfectly. His favorite were solid colored t-shirts that never looked fancy but made him feel like a part of this world. Solid blues on days when he wanted to fly and see the world with a bird-eyes view: a small dotted Eiffel tower and flickering lights and their messages. Pitch black when he wanted to disappear into the darkness and let emptiness take his place. Bright reds or blood reds depending on whether he wanted love or revenge.

Of course, Tyrion never earned enough to be able to buy these fancy clothes. So, he would just wash denims and suits and while his eyes wrinkled and smiled at the sight of these beautiful pieces of clothing, his lips never budged. They were always a straight line. That’s when he came up with the concept of being broken and happy. Did I forget to tell you he loved poetry and weird concepts that made half-sense?

If given the chance to make and wear fancy clothes, I believe he would have the most poetic ones. His wardrobe would be filled with white t-shirts with black eyes and a collar for a smile, or suits with pinstripe lines in the shape of a map that guided you home.

But like I said, Tyrion wasn’t one to follow his passion. He would wash clothes every day and not smile. He would iron on some days and hide his tears in the folds of the clothes. On other days, he would grin so wide, the earth would seem small in front of him. He was happy despite being broken. He did other things that made him happy – like teaching his daughter Salsa on Saturdays and playing football with his friends on Sundays. You can see why he was obsessed with his concept: You can be broken and still be happy.


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  1. Solid blues on days when he wanted to fly and see the world with a bird-eyes view: a small dotted Eiffel tower and flickering lights and their messages. Pitch black when he wanted to disappear into the darkness and let emptiness take his place. Bright reds or blood reds depending on whether he wanted love or revenge. This line 😍

  2. Never have I ever…

    Regretted for not having watched GoT…until now, after reading this post!

    I may not recognise the character but I sure can recognise excellent to articulation and appreciable expressions. Very well written!

    My favourite line turned out to be this one –
    >>> He would iron on some days and hide his tears in the folds of the clothes.

    Again, kudos to the character description you’ve done more than justice to!

    1. Thank you!
      You don’t have to regret not watching the show. The character in this story is nothing like the character in the show. Mostly, at least. I just love the character in the show and so I borrowed his name.

  3. YES! We can each be broken and happy at the same time. Or, as it says on the side of the bag my wife takes into chemotherapy each week, “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.” Watched Season One of GoT. Loved the writing and the characters, but HATED the level of violence, so did not continue watching.

  4. Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog and liking my post. Your encouragement is a big boost for amateurs like me. Hope to create better posts and receive more feedback in the future.

    Great post. I think most of us are broken or damaged in some way. But it shouldn’t deter us from being happy. Best wishes.

    1. Hey! It’s an honor for me to be a part of it. Thank you!
      I’ll send it in in a few days? I’m outside and trying not to work. I’ll be back home by Tuesday. Will that be fine?

  5. I have always loved Arya Stark because of her strong personality since the start of the series. But I loved Sansa in the previous season because, “Whoa! she had a good character development” which I highly appreciate. Sansa in the previous season is far different from the Sansa in Season 1 Episode 1.

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