As mentioned in my last post, a short story is in the works. Ish. 🙂 Perhaps it’s this pesky headache, perhaps it’s my overflowing cheerfulness, but I wish to abandon fiction today and simply write. In order to keep some sort of rhyme or reason to the following writing, however, I am going to write in response to prompts that have been piling up in my “Writing” folder. I encourage you to write your own responses to the prompts!
1) What are you looking forward to this year?
I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but surprises. I generally dislike surprises, but the theme of 2011 is “change!” exclamation point and all. So many amazing things happening in the lives of those around me, and even in my own life. I can’t wait to see how it will all develop as well as what else will transpire!
2) How do you define the word “friend?”
Friendship is for mutual benefit of two people but without keeping score. Friends are there in the bad times as well as the good. A friend brings fun, challenge, support, and a new perspective.
3) What is your favorite sound?
Wind, I think. Maybe followed by the sound of my car revving. 🙂 I love wind; it’s my favorite. It could be sunny or overcast, I don’t much care, just as long as there’s wind (and my hair won’t get messed up)! There’s something so cleansing about it, as if when it whips around me it’s also whipping through me, sweeping out doubts and fears and soothing any hurts.
4) What is your life motto?
Uh…probably just “discipline.” At least, that’s what it’s always been. “Just do it” is usually how I roll, but I’ve been trying to break that “bite the bullet” mentality and think along the lines of “relax, enjoy, and walk in grace!”
5) If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
If there was a way I could roll reading, writing (think book editor or critic), the CIA, and positively impacting people through clothing (consulting, teaching) into one career, that would be my dream job. I’d say princess in some grand castle, but I imagine I would get very bored after a while. 🙂
6) List 5 of your worst vices
a) Reacting instead of responding b) Jumping to conclusions c) Eating too much sugar d) Ignoring my phone e) Pretending I don’t see people, even people I really like. Yeah, I don’t get it either…
7) What’s your favorite word and why?
It used to be “predilection” because I liked the sound of it in conjunction with its meaning (preference). As for my favorite now, can I just say any words that Shakespeare strung together? There are waaaay too many words in the English language I love!
8) List 10 things that make you happy
a) Reading b) Laughter. Humor is EVERYTHING. c) Music, perpetually playing d) Nicknames e) Banter f) Male friends because I’m constantly surrounded by estrogen g) Bumble, my bee Pillow Pet h) Randomness i) Freshly vacuumed carpet j) Sugar
9) What would you say to your 16-year-old self and why?
Life won’t always go the way you think it should, but you’ll soon realize it’s for the best. And all those things you hate about yourself now? Some will go on to be your greatest assets and strengths.
10) The zombie apocalypse has arrived. What do you do?
Gather food, water, a Glock, and run for the hills. Or maybe keel over from a heart attack. If I’m feeling brave, infiltrate their ranks by pretending to be one of them, discover their weakness, then send them all to kingdom-come.
11) What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?
Egos. Arrogance is the biggest turn-off.
12) Write a poem using only words that start with “s”
Sweetly sing seven swans
Silky songs serenading simpletons,
Sloths stealing strivers’ solitude