Alright, I’m clueless as to what to blog about. That means I take on a writing prompt or challenge. <Oh, wait you didn’t know that? Well now you do. And you can submit a suggestion at any time.>
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Taken from 365 Creative Writing Prompts
Day 1. Outside the Window: What’s the weather outside your window doing right now? If that’s not inspiring, what’s the weather like somewhere you wish you could be?
Oh this one is a nice example of what should I write about. I can repeat this one too throughout the year and get different results. I guess that’s the point of a writing prompt. It’s repeatable and has a lot that you can work with. Now on with the story!
‘That’s snow.’ I pause watching the snowflakes drift to the ground. Even though many call it spring already, we still get a snowstorm. Will there be snow on the ground by morning or will everything be gone?
“Alicia, I need you.” That’s the boss. No more looking at the snow outside. It doesn’t help anyway. The snow reminds me of you. You hated when it snowed, but since I loved it, we would go out and bask in the falling ice crystals. “Alicia!”
I scurry onward to the boss and his requirement. Work is nothing I would call important, but the management always seems to think it is. If I don’t act like it is, then I’ll get fired. Such is life.
You never cared whether I had a job or not. We could get by together. Yet I continued with it. Why did I continue with a job I hated? Oh that’s right, you explain before you left: I never thought it would last.
“Are you crying, Alicia? I know that guy is such a jerk. Tell me everything.” She works with me and we both lament about our boss. But today, right now, my tears are self made. I sent you away. You left me. Not for someone else. Not for dirt and soil. Not for family. You left me because I was always one step from leaving you. If I cannot face the fact, no one will want to stay.
I cry because I am lonely. My eyes gravitate to the window again. It’s still snowing. Are you thinking of me? Is it snowing near you? I regret letting you leave. I miss you.