Friday, July 17, 2015

My Life's Villain #UseYourWords July 2015

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

My words are:
scrumptious ~ villain ~ slowly ~ kaleidoscope ~ bathroom
They were submitted by: Dinosaur Superhero Mommy  (Thank you for such interesting and challenging words!!)

I don't know how it happened. 
It happened slowly.
Or maybe it happened quickly.
One moment I was living a simple life.
Walking around with a kaleidoscope worldview.
Suddenly I was the girl spending hours in the bathroom.
Beautifying myself.
Pampering myself.
Using scrumptious smelling lotions.
Wanting to look my best for you.
Going out on dates.
Making plans for the future. 
A future with you.
Oblivious to your true self.
The real you under the facades.
I wish I had always known the real you.
I wish I had been protected.
I wish my heart had never been broken. 
I wish I had never met you.
I wish my life story never included a villain.
I wish it never included you.

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

Baking In A Tornado                                
Spatulas on Parade                         
The Momisodes                                         
Southern Belle Charm                      
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                         
Confessions of a part-time working mom            
Someone Else's Genius                
Never Ever Give Up Hope                       


  1. Wow, Jules, such a powerful use of your words. I both love the post and hope it's not true.

  2. whoa...amazing post and so emotional and powerful-like Karen said.

  3. I really liked this one! I've known a few villains like that myself years and years ago. This is my first time in the challenge and it is so fun seeing how all of these words are being used.

  4. This is such a gripping poem full of raw feelings that squeezed the breath out of me as I read. Love this!

  5. I think we should all get one RESTART button, don't you? Wouldn't it be great to go back just once and change things?

  6. WOW
    Hope it's not based on fact. But great writing.

  7. Loved the use of your words.....and the power you infused in them. ❤



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