premature hopepremature hope9 years ago in WFA Hope Contest More Like This
Sixteen with shaking hands and a nervous stomach I sit in the waiting room of the doctors building.
Isnt it the worst thing?
I wring my hands and stare at each person sitting opposite me in sequence. Theyre not concerned; they sit with their legs crossed, their arms supporting some outdated magazine, obscuring their face. Their feet tap with silent impatience, every few moments they utter a cough or a clearing of the throat and the sound shakes me just a little. I wish I were here for a cold
How I wish.
Serves me right. Serves me right is what my mother would say if she were sober. Shed wag a yellowed finger in front of my eyes and tell me its what I deserve for been so irresponsible. Maybe so. And maybe I would swallow her words then, if it werent for the fact that I wasnt irresponsible.
I was forced.
I shudder. I think the shake must reverberate down the seat because the old man beside me throws me a glance.
Here comes this newfound
Days of NanoWrimoDays of NanoWrimo5 years ago in 2011 More Like This
Day One: This is so going to work! Kiss everyone goodbye, except for the voices in your head. They'll help you along the way, really! Make sure you are fully supplied with coffee and chocolate. Word Goal: 1,667
Day Two: You don't really have a plot, but that'll come in time, you say. Don't be afraid to stay up a little late. DO NOT EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE TODAY OR YOU WILL DIE! Word Goal: 3,333
Day Three: One tenth there, you tell yourself happily. Life is still good. Try looking at depressing poetry for more plot ideas, and read Shakespeare Cliff's Notes. If you've already read most of Shakespeare's works, constantly reference it in your novel, and smile because whoever you have read it first will either a: not get them and wonder where that came from, or b: think you are such a cool person because you've read Shakespeare. 5000
Day Four: Try explaining NanoWrimo to an outsider. Find some way to discreetly place a similar scene in your novel. Be sure the outsider is not a first reader. W