Week 22 – #WritingWednesday Challenge

Today is the 22nd Edition of #WritingWednesday!!!

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

* Read the writing prompt below,
* Spend 5 minutes writing whatever comes to mind, &
* DON'T EDIT what you write! No need for perfection!

The goal is 5 minutes of creativity!

Today I am writing in the voice of Stella, a character in a series I’m currently writing. 

Today’s writing prompt: 

What is the first thing you do when you wake up every morning?

My name is Stella. Every morning I wake up, in my ten-foot by ten-foot white room, to the sound of an alarm blaring just outside my door at precisely 5:45am. I have fifteen minutes to go to the bathroom, brush my teeth and hair, and change into a freshly cleaned uniform.

At 6:00am the guards open my bedroom door and escort me down a long corridor to the stairwell. We don’t take the elevator; they say the exercise stimulates active brain function. No, we take the stairs down seven floors into the sub-basement of the corporate offices of Operation Atlas. Once there, and only for about ten minutes while we change shifts, I get to see one of the other watchmen.

There are four of us, four watchmen. We work in shifts of six-hours at a time. I’m the youngest, so I start at exactly 6:30am and end at 12:30pm on the dot. They never leave any of us hooked into the system longer than six hours. They don’t say why, but I have a feeling I wouldn’t want to know the reason anyway.

At 12:20pm the next watchmen comes in and they start the shift change protocol. I’m out of the room at exactly 12:30pm and escorted back up the staircase and back to my room.

© 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!  

What is the first thing you do when you wake up every morning?

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1 thought on “Week 22 – #WritingWednesday Challenge

  1. Today I am writing in the voice of Dan, a character in my upcoming novel, Fleeting Shadows.

    When I first wake up I typically roll right back over and get just a few more minutes of sleep. I stay asleep as long as I can, but eventually either my parents or my little brother will come and haul me out of bed. I guess I can’t really complain though. It’s much better than what I used to do when I got up. About nine months ago, when I woke up I would’ve had half an hour to get ready for the day;eat, change clothes, make up my bed, make sure my weapon is clean and polished. Then, we’d all meet in the training hall and have our morning session. When we were dismissed from that, it was on to schoolwork. Piles and piles of schoolwork. If we were going to save the country, we had to be the most educated about the country. After that, we had lunch, the best part of the day. Normally, either Jess or Elyse would char some meat that Kris and Kody had gone and picked up that morning. Nothing can compare to Flame-cooked meat, it is sublime. I guess that’s not such a terrible existence but it can’t hold a candle to what my life is like now. Once someone forces me out of bed, there’s breakfast waiting on the table for me. I can take as long as I like to eat and I rarely have to clean up after myself. After I eat breakfast, I can do pretty much whatever I want for the rest of the day. Being back with my family has been such a blessing and everyday I am reminded of how badly I wish I could’ve been with them my whole life.

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