Day 156

Prompt: go to a random playlist and write an entry inspired by the first song you hear. My song is Head Over Heels by The Go-Go's.   I slip into my desk moments before my boss comes around the corner. I play it cool, manually slowing down my breath and slowly sliding my purse off …

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Day 119

Prompt: teaching. I figure I'll do a "life in the day of" type of post.   The school looms ahead of me in the fog, the weather mirroring my mind as I shake the last vestiges of sleep from it. Anxiety kept me up late, later than I should ever be up, squeezing in a …

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Day 111

Prompt: a character that makes work/school/neighborhood/etc interesting.   Jess’s face appears in my door, her mouth moving in words I can’t hear over the music. I pull my earbuds out. “What?” “Luuuuunch time?” “Sure. Where are we going?” “The usual?” “Sounds good. Let me get my bag.” “Oh my god take foreeeeeever.” I chuckle and …

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Day 81

I am hoping to catch up on all my writing soon! It's been a crazy couple weeks for me. Prompt: Nothing changes or nothing had changed (open-ended).   I wake up to beeping, groggily reaching toward the sound. My hand smacks the coffee table, a cold sharp pain that jars me fully awake. The TV …

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Day 80

I'm backlogged! Here is Day 80's reflection.   I've been struggling lately with expressing negative emotions, and I would like to examine that in today's reflection. We're biologically wired to not seek confrontation, a defense mechanism from the early days where getting kicked out of the group meant certain death. Overcoming the apprehension of sharing …

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