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“I’d love to _____ but my _____ just _____!” (And then write a story that follows it.)

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  1. I love writing

    Chapter 1- Firefly Dreams
    “I’d love to see a firefly, but my legs won’t take me outside for long just to see them”
    Veronica sat in her room, the pale white skin didn’t match her jet black hair. Her shimmering ocean blue eyes scanned outside the window.
    Veronica completely was unaware of her surroundings, she squinted hardly seeing the early morning birds, or the shivering butterflies.
    Her mother called from down stair’s, but the call was denied for Veronica gave a quick glance at the door and that was all.
    She wasn’t looking for anything special, she was looking for the firefly that filled her dreams with hope.
    She sighed. Today she didn’t see any either. Tearing herself away from the window

  2. Rowyn

    I’d love to fly but my arms just won’t generate enough lift no matter how hard I flap them. I’ve been flapping them for ages now. My shoulders are actually getting quite tired and achy. Maybe if I added some feathers to my sleeves that would help. What do you think? I just have to remember where I put the feather duster. Oh yeah, it’s in the cupboard under the stairs. Eww and its covered in cobwebs. I wonder if that will help or hinder the aerodynamics of my feathered sleeves. Well there’s only one way to find out. I’ll just pull out the old sewing kit and sew the feather duster into the sleeve. That’s one arm sorted. Now, what to do about the other arm? Hmmm. Well, my pillow does have eider down – that’s feathers, right? So I’ll just attach the pillow to the other sleeve and I’m good to go.

    Now I’ll just go on up to the roof where there’s a little more wind and … what do you mean I look ridiculous? You’re always such a negative Nancy. No, I won’t break my neck. I’ve jumped off that roof five times now. I’ve broken a leg, an arm, my thumb, my ankle and my left big toe. But my neck has always come through completely unscathed. Besides, I never tried with the feathers before. This is going to work I just know it.

    What do you mean I’m too old to be jumping off roofs and trying to fly? I’m the same age as Bruce Wayne was when he donned his tights and started leaping tall buildings. Nobody ever said to Superman, “You’re too old to be playing at dress up.” What? Not real? You take that back! Superman is too real. He must be. Because I don’t want to live in a world with no Superman. I am not being melodramatic. Have you seen what that Lex Luthor gets up to when left unchecked? Wait, what now? You’re telling me that Lex Luthor isn’t real. But… he must be… otherwise… my entire world view is shattered. No, that’s not histrionics, that’s fact.

    So what else isn’t real? Santa? You’re telling me that there is no Santa. By my parents said… No they wouldn’t lie about a thing like that. They warned me about him every year. I spent my entire life looking over my shoulder, worrying about a fat bearded guy in a red suit stalking me? Well of course he’s a stalker. He must be – it’s in the song and everything. He knows if I’ve been sleeping. He knows if I’m awake. He knows if I’ve been bad or good. If that’s not stalking I don’t know what is. And don’t get me started on the breaking and entering. And now you’re saying that none of that’s real? Next you’ll be telling me there’s no Tooth Fairy and no Easter Bunny; yeah right!

    Oh you did not just say that. I am not too old to be believing in fairy tales. I know this for a fact because my Gran always said you’re only ever as old as you feel and I feel … very young … at heart. So if you’re completely done trying to destroy my second childhood I’m going to go try out my new wings. Clearly you won’t be the wind beneath them … but if you could at least stand by with 911 on speed dial that would be appreciated.


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