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Writing Prompts: Hello Gretchen

In honor of being in Savannah, this week I will be doing my writing prompts based on random pictures. If this goes well enough, I may consider making it a thing. I’d even take photo submissions.

Day 63

She looked out the window. She lost hope of being found with every passing day. He did everything in his power to make sure nobody knew anything was wrong. Including taking her phone and constantly updating her social media. As far as anybody knew, she was out and about having the time of her life. She was healing from her recent horrible break up.

Her thoughts strayed back to that horrible night again. She should have just let it go. She shouldn’t have kept pushing for answers from Stacy. She learned more than she ever expected to. Stacy was still in love with her ex. Stacy’s ex wanted them to get married and have kids. There was no way to compete with that. All Stacy ever wanted was to start a family.

They could have had a family. She knew it. She could have said it. She was just so shocked at the events that she let Stacy walk away. She didn’t even fight for her. By the time it occurred to her to do so, she felt something go over her mouth and the world went dark. When she woke up, she was here.

A sound came from the other side of the room. She tenses with fear. She doesn’t know if she should stay where she’s at or hide. She looks down at the chain tied to her ankle. She looks around at everything close to her that she can reach. It’s too late. He steps into the light and smiles.

Hello Gretchen. We finally meet again.

Writing Prompts: What Would you Do For Someone Else?

Writing Prompt: What would you most like to do for someone else if you had the money in time.

Note: I’m choosing four people here. I’m not including names. With the exception of “Mom”.

For Mom: I would pay back all my debt to her. I would also buy her her dream home and pay to have it set up for her just the way she wants it. I’d have an art studio included in the house for her.

For My Fiance: I would have a game room set up for him. I’d have all the consoles he wants and all the games he wants put in there for him. If he chooses to try doing a gaming blog, I will get him all the equipment he needs for it.

Empath Friend: I would try to set her up a room where she can just go and be by herself completely. Where she can just unwind and not feel like she’s having to take care of the world. She and I both forget to put our own personal needs first. She’s always looking after mine. I feel like that would help her look after her own as well.

Author Friend: I would make sure that she has all the material she needs to promote her book and write future books. Anything she needed to make her happy and make her dreams come true. She’s so creative that it’s inspirational. I hope to have her dedication one day.

Writing Prompt: Travel

Writing Prompt: If you could travel anywhere you have never been, where would you go?

At one point, this would have been a hard one for me. I wanted to travel the world. I wanted to take photographs of all of the beauty in the world so that I can hold on tight to it during the dark times. I still want that, but this question isn’t as hard for me as it once was.

I would want to go to Iceland. It seems like such a beautiful and peaceful place to be. I’m sure that the weather would be so cold. To me, that would be an excuse to stay in and read! I don’t know as much about Iceland as I should, but the things I know make me feel like I would feel at home there.

Writing Prompts: What Advice Do You Need To Give Yourself Today?

Writing Prompt: What advice do you need to give yourself today?

That everything is going to be okay. That things may seem overwhelming now, but they won’t always be. Sometimes it’s hard to see the bigger picture because we’re stuck in the moment we’re in now. It does get better. We just have to keep pushing through. We just have to keep working. Sometimes, I forget that. Sometimes I need to remind myself of this instead of letting my anxiety let me drown.

Writing Prompts: Would You Rather

Writing Prompt: Would you rather live in the beach or in the mountains?

Answer: In the mountains.

Beaches are beautiful. I will never deny that. I’ve never felt comfortable on a beach for long periods of time. It’s okay for brief time periods. Especially when I’m inspired to take a million pictures of the beautiful scenery. Sometimes observing the beach scene is just beautiful. It leaves me full of inspiration. I think I would lose that inspiration if I lived on a beach.

The mountains are peaceful and calm. I feel like I would be so productive there. Also, there are places in mountain areas that are near lakes. It’s not as good as an ocean some would say, but it’s very peaceful. At least to me it is. I enjoy peace and quiet for the most part. I’m an ambivert, but I tend to lean more towards the introverted aspect of that.

My aunt and that side of the family have a beautiful lake house on the mountains in North Georgia. It’s so beautiful. I dream I will have that one day.

Writing Prompt: Something I Want To Remember

Writing Prompt: Write about something you want to remember.

I spent a lot of time thinking about this. I think I may have even been over thinking it quite frankly. It’s hard to think of just one thing I want to remember. There are too many beautiful memories for me to want to remember just one thing. The day I graduated. My 21st birthday. My first kiss.

Then I realized that I was thinking too narrowly. I don’t have to choose a specific memory. I can do something else. Something that covers a broad variety of memories.

I want to remember happiness. I want to remember every single time I feel it. I want to be able to pull it around me like a cloak when I’m not feeling so happy.

I want to be able to share that happiness with others. Especially when they are down. I want to help them get the smile back on their face. Put hope back in their hearts.

I want to lock all of my happy memories into the feeling of happiness so that I can pull them out whenever I want to remember them. Happiness will be the best thing I could ever remember.

Writing Prompts: Accident


#10 Accident

Write a story about an accident you caused or an accident that happened to you.  This could be negative as in a car accident or maybe it’s an accident of good fortune.  Describe how the accident occurred, who was involved and how it ended.  Was it a bicycle accident?  How did it happen?  Did someone get hurt?

When I was fourteen, my family had decided to go to a place that we went to every year called R-Ranch. To give a bit of background, I lived with my biological father and stepmom at the time. This trip was with my mom, my other dad, my brother, Stephen, and my sister, Sarah. My other dad and my mom were trying to work things out after having been separated for many years.

The entire trip was a comical disaster. My dad drove our truck into a ditch. There was no air conditioning. Everybody was overall just grumpy and hot. This was also the beginning of the end of the reconciliation of our parents, but that’s another story.

One night, Stephen, Mom, and Hugh (other dad) decided to go fishing. Sarah and I really were not feeling like going fishing at all. We both found the thought of fishing boring and uninteresting. I also found fish very creepy looking. I still do in a way. They accepted that we didn’t want to go and left without problem.

Everything was fine for a few hours. She was entertaining herself with making up a story narrative out loud with her dolls. I was reading. It was spring break for all of us. I didn’t really have many friends. My dad and stepmom were super strict and I wasn’t really allowed to do much of anything outside of school. So I liked reading a lot during my free time.

After awhile, Sarah started getting bored. I wanted to keep reading, but she was getting grumpy and agitated. She was regretting her decision to stay behind. I decided we could go out and try to find them on the lake. It was dark by this point, so I had my doubts, but if it made Sarah happy, so be it.

We made our way down to the lake. I was making jokes and distracting Sarah. She was autistic and had some other issues that we weren’t too sure about at the time. She was nine at the time. One of the issues is she was squeamish of being around people she didn’t know. Especially at night. So I tried to keep her occupied as much as I could.

We got to the dock and found two nice paddle boats. I got my sister settled into one and started to step down into it myself. Instead of successfully getting into the boat like I hoped, I wound up falling into the lake. I was wearing jeans and a t-shirt. I panicked because I’ve never been a great swimmer and it was dark. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the boat started drifting away which made Sarah panic because she didn’t know how to paddle the boat.

Luckily, there were two boys at the dock fishing who saw the whole thing. They helped me out of the lake. One boy got into the other paddle boat and went and retrieved my sister who had wound up getting very far out into the lake. It was so embarrassing at the time. I mean I was fourteen and there were cute boys near by. Do I need to say more?

Once Sarah was retrieved from the boat, she was completely out of the notion to go find our parents and Stephen. So we went back to the cabin. I changed into pajamas and went back to reading. Sarah decided to change into her pajamas as well.

They came back an hour or two later and asked us how it went while they were gone. We told them it was fine and after hearing about their tales in fishing land, everybody went to bed. My sister and I didn’t specifically make a pact not to talk about the event. It just never got brought up until years later when somebody in the family was encouraging us to try out the paddle boats they had at the lake.