Week 8 – #WritingWednesday Challenge

Today is the Eighth edition of #WritingWednesday!!!

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Remember, #WritingWednesday is an EASY, STRESS-FREE, weekly writing challenge.

• Read the writing prompt below,
• Spend 5 minutes writing (in your own voice or the voice of a character you’re writing) whatever comes to mind,

The goal is 5 minutes of creativity.

Today I am writing in the voice of Kim, one of the characters in my upcoming novel The Beast Within (This is not a selection from the novel, but part of my character development journal.)

Today’s writing prompt:

Complete this thought: “I wish I had paid more attention when…”

I’m stubborn, like my grandfather. It’s in our blood. I’m also trouble, at least that’s what he always used to say, “…more trouble than all my money.” Looking back, I don’t really think he had all that much money. He didn’t need it, not for happiness. He had love and joy and peace of mind. He had everything he ever wanted.

When I was twenty, I packed up all my belongings into the trunk and back seat of my car and headed West. I didn’t really have a plan, just a destination; the ocean. My love of fashion was going to be the path that led me to greatness, even if all my friends thought I was crazy. I could see it, just as clearly as the morning sun. I made it happen too. I started my own line of clothing – Kimmy Designs – and even opened my own shop.

There were hard times. I was alone, a lot. Not having family or friends in a big city can be hard, but I survived. Eventually I established a pretty good life. I loved my work, had a great apartment, made a few friends. I was healthy…happy. However, there was always something missing. That little piece of happiness that only comes with knowing you haven’t sacrificed yourself to find your place in the world. I think that was what my grandfather had tried to teach me. He wanted me to know that things and money don’t matter, it’s the people you surround yourself with that make all the difference in the world.

I wish I had paid more attention when I was younger, when my grandfather sat me on his lap to tell me stories. I have a feeling, they contained the secrets of the universe.

© 2019 Nina Soden

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Alright, now it’s your turn. I’d love to see what today’s writing prompt inspires in you. So, if you are willing, go to the comment section below and start typing. Take 5 minutes and let’s see what you come up with!

Complete this thought: “I wish I had paid more attention when…”

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4 thoughts on “Week 8 – #WritingWednesday Challenge

  1. Today I am writing from the perspective of Elyse, the main character in my next story, Fleeting Shadows.

    I wish I had paid more attention to all the little things Reese did. I wish I hadn’t snapped at her for picking at me. I wish I had listened to her when she tried to give me tips to help me fight more stealthily. Honestly, I just wish I would have appreciated her. I took for granted how wonderful she was. Her stupid little jokes, her way of moving through the shadows. I wish that I had spent more time with her. I wish I would have chosen her for my sparring partner more often. My biggest regret is that I wasn’t there to save her. That I listened to her when she told me to finish it. I should’ve saved her, someone else could’ve dealt with Florence. But when I think about it, she gave up her life for the good of her country and I wish I could be more like that.

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  2. I wish I had paid more attention in the SP1D3R meetings. Liam died today. I didn’t realize the fragility of his age, and with no other Galactic Eagles, I was left all of his belongings, and that included the Spider.
    I don’t know how to service Spider, only Liam knew. No matter how many times he drilled the procedure into my brain, it never stuck. Now he’s taken it to death.
    I really wish I had listened to Liam. I miss him, and we’re all missing him. The Spider misses him, too.
    Oh how I wished I had paid attention to the meetings.

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