Just Say The Word

This week we had to create a prompt based on an image. It was different yet fun. Enjoy!

I made a promise to you Claire.

To never leave your side because without you I would be lost.

But life can be cruel sometimes. You left me first, and I have nothing to live for. You were my one and only.

Every time I sit on the edge I get tempted.  All I have to do is leap. Yet I can’t. A gentle breeze caresses my check every time I’m here.  Somehow, I know that it’s you stopping me. So I’ll keep coming. I’ll keep waiting. Because there will be a day when I won’t feel you and that’s when I’ll know.

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Just Because We Don’t Admit It

For this week’s prompt I was thinking of something happy and fun, but as I actually sat down to write, this came out instead. Enjoy!

PROMPT: …as the apple fell…

They say we can’t take everything for granted— that we need to appreciate everything we have.

When we are teens we don’t really think about it. Everything will be there the next day. We are not starting from scratch. Like a game, we continue where we left off.

But when the unexpected happens. When we get pull down by gravity. Somehow we aren’t so invincible. And as I was under that tree and as the apple fell, I didn’t need to be reminded.

In truth, I’ve always known. I just don’t want to think about it. I want to appreciate what I have while it’s still here.

It’s The One Thing That Won’t Change

It’s been a while since my last 100 word prompt so it was a little hard getting back on track. But here it is. I might be a little rusty but it feels nice to be back.

100 Word Prompt: …returning to the routine…

 

They say that we should try new things. That some will work and others wont. But it’s the fact that we are trying something new that makes us hesitate.

I don’t know if it is because we are afraid to try. Or because we might hear and “I told you so,” after.

 But what if the reason why we are afraid of change is because we might actually like it?

Change is good or so they say.

And yeah, it might be true, but for now I’ll just be returning to the routine— the one I’m familiar with.

Haven’t Moved From There

Don’t you just hate it when you start a new project and things happen that don’t really help with the progress of your new project.

I’ve been stuck on page 8 of my new screenplay. Haven’t moved from there.

Is this chaos?

Is this writer’s block?

Or am I just dilly dallying?

Maybe it’s all of the above or maybe not.

With adding to my schedule “taking Lulu to the dog park after work,” it has shifted my writing time and I just need to rearrange everything so I can get back on track.

Don’t you just hate that?

I’m not blaming her for why I haven’t written anything. I just need to adapt.

Gosh darn it!

Writing isn’t easy.

Writing won’t go as plan.

But a writer should be able to adapt.

Here’s to hoping to getting back on track.

Until next time,

Eva

Nothing Good Comes Out Assuming–Just Doubt

Last Friday, I finally took my 2-year old dog to the dog park and beach. The reason I haven’t done so sooner was because I was afraid.

Afraid that anything and everything would go wrong.

I’ve taken her on walks before (it took her one whole year to learn that she can’t pull when she walks) and she starts whining and pulling. To strangers her actions usually seem vicious but they are not. She just hasn’t socialized.

Doesn’t know how to.

Lulu (that’s her name!) was dropped at a kill shelter with her mommy and siblings when they were just a few days old, and usually animals left in these types of shelters don’t last long, yet Lulu live there for the first five months of her life. Five months!

A miracle if you ask me.

But she was becoming feral and no one wanted her (too scared for many). Lulu was going to get euthanize on December 15, 2010 but she didn’t. That’s the day she went home.

Dealing with a pup that was practically raised in a pound is no easy task but I didn’t give up. Sure, she’s a kook but I don’t want her any other way.

She’s really shy with strangers and doesn’t like to be the center of attention. But her bigger issue is socialization with other dogs and people. The whining. The pulling. The excitement. The trembling. It’s all there. But don’t worry she won’t bite . She rather go hide.

Now do you understand why I was afraid of taking her to a dog park or even the dog beach. Not because I have taken her before and terrible things have happened but because I assumed that everything would go wrong.

Assuming is a funny thing you know. As writers we have a lot of that. We assume that our idea won’t be interesting enough. We assume that our script isn’t even worth a rewrite.

We assume.

We give up just as fast as a new ideas come to greet us.

But sometimes we have to place the assumption in the backburner and just give it a try. Do the unexpected and hope (pray) that things will go right because maybe things aren’t as bad as you think.

Last Friday Lulu proved me and the fiancé wrong.

No. She didn’t make a bunch of friends and let loose (that would’ve been a perfect ending!). She was actually glued to my hip and scared.

Turns out she doesn’t know how to get other dogs attention so she whines.

She’s pretty good off-leash but she rather stay by herself than socialize.

I’ve been taking her to the dog park a lot more now and I know it will take time for her to become the playful dog I know she is. She’ll come out of her shell in time—her time.

All I have to do is be patient, believe, and not give up.

So do yourself a favor. Don’t give up on your writing. Don’t assume.

Just take the plunge and go from there. Every day will welcome you with a new challenge but how else are you suppose to learn and get better?

Until next time,

Eva

Lulu in the dog park