Did you participate in last week’s #WritingWednesday post? It was about an unopened box. If you haven’t posted your response, click HERE so you can do that now. Then, make sure you check in here ~ every Wednesday ~ for the latest #WritingWednesday writing prompt! Now, back to today’s regularly scheduled post…
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,
- DON’T EDIT what you write! IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT!
The goal is 5 minutes of creativity.
Today I am writing in the voice of The Twin, a character in one of my current ‘WIP’ manuscripts.
Today’s writing prompt:
Have you ever been in a fun house? You know the kind with the mirrors covering every wall. You go in a dark entryway and come face to face with what seems like a thousand clones of yourself. It’s not dark, not really, but it isn’t light either. Because the walls are made out of mirrors, you can’t tell which way to go or even which ways you can go.
That’s me. I’m the mirror.
They call me ‘The Twin.’ They have since I was a little girl.
“Which one are you? Are you The Twin?” they would ask.
Sometimes they were right, but most times they were wrong. I was pretty good at mimicking others when I was young. Now that I’m older, they’ve stopped guessing. I guess when you’re always wrong, you stop playing the game.
I don’t mimic people any more. I become them. If you’re my target, good luck. You’re going to need it.
© 2020 Nina Soden
Alright, now it’s your turn. I’d love to see what today’s writing prompt [MIRROR] 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!
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Today I am writing in the voice of Beth, a character in my upcoming novel, Fleeting Shadows.
When I look in the mirror, I used to think I wanted to change what I saw. When I was in the cave, I never seemed good enough to myself. I wasn’t tall and had brawny muscle like Elyse, I wasn’t short and had lithe muscle like Reese. No matter how hard I worked, I couldn’t get pretty lean muscle or big, bulky muscle. I didn’t even think about how weak I seemed compared to Dan and James. I’m plenty strong, my muscle definition is just awful. But now, I’m not bothered when I look in the mirror. Regardless of my physical strength, I helped end a war and negotiate peace between the tribes of Elincia. I usually enjoy looking in the mirror now. Since I’m home I can dress however I want. I wear makeup every day and my hair is always in some new arrangement. Those were freedoms I never had in my life under the cave. I’m not ashamed of the feathery scars that run down my neck and arms, I earned those when Florence reflected lightning at me in the final battle. I’m proud of them and nothing is going to change that. They’re part of what makes me, me.
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