Patience – Writing Wednesday

Did you participate in last week’s #WritingWednesday post? It was about the little things in life. 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,

The goal is 5 minutes of creativity.

Today I am writing in the voice of Tripp, a character in one of my current ‘WIP’ manuscripts.

Today’s writing prompt:

What is something that has required your patience?

That’s easy, teleportation. The power to transport runs in my family, my dad could do it, just like his father, his grandfather, his great-grandfather, and as far back as he knew. It wasn’t surprising when my powers started to develop, despite my mother’s hope that they never would.

Teleportation takes time and patience to learn and if not done right, it could be a death sentence. In all honesty, it is a death sentence either way. With every trip you make, you’re slowly killing yourself. It takes a toll on the body and the mind. I’m twenty-two, but my doctors can’t explain how I have the heart and lungs of a forty-year-old even though I look like I’m in the best physical condition of my life. I exercise daily, I eat right, and I’ve never smoked a day in my life.

When my great grandfather was thirty-nine, he was committed to a mental ward, he died their ten years later. When my grandfather was forty-six, he died of a heart attack while in transport. We lost my father when he was only forty-two. He had had two strokes before he turned forty, the third one killed him.

I don’t expect to live beyond my twenties, no male in my family ever has. I guess that’s why I live the way I do, on the edge. I never say no and I am willing to try just about anything. I can’t lie, it has gotten me in a bit of trouble from time to time. I’ve done things I don’t recommend but wouldn’t take back. That’s probably why the watchmen at Operation Atlas have put out a reward for my arrest. I guess we just have to see who catches me first, Operation Atlas or Death!

© 2020 Nina Soden

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2 thoughts on “Patience – Writing Wednesday

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

    What is something that has required your patience?

    Something that has required my patience was honing my archery skills. Growing up, I struggled compared to my cousins who could practically split an arrow the day they were born. I’m much shorter than the rest of my family –excepting my mom and sister– so when I started learning how to shoot, my longbow was nearly longer than me! I would often get frustrated that I wasn’t as good as my family members and that’s where the patience comes in. My father taught me that regardless of how quickly I progressed, one day I’d have just as much skill as the rest of my family. I’m sure he never predicted just how right he would be. I shoot with a crossbow now, not the traditional longbow of my family. I’ve engineered my own special bolts that form a knot of ice in the bloodstream of whoever they strike. My skill has saved my life more times than I can count, and every time it does, I remember my father’s gentle encouragement. Now that I’m with my family again, I don’t feel overshadowed by their skill because my patience earned me mine.

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