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:
mirror ~ book ~ ink ~ candle ~ fragrance
(Thank you for such wonderful words, Stacy! <3)
I had a bit of writer's block while trying to work on this post, and then an idea hit me. For whatever reason, I thought of twenty questions, but with only five questions (one for each word). So, I recruited a friend to help my idea come to fruition. I gave them the list of the words, and had them come up with five questions, one for each word, and then I answered them. Yes, it was the easy way out, but I thought it to still be a bit creative.
So here are the questions and answers. Thank you to my friend for his help! I owe you big time, HUZ! <3
1. Do you remember the first time you saw Snow White? (Mirror)
I wasn't like many kids. Most children movies, I did not watch until I was much older. Most I was a teenager for. Some, I was in my late 20s. I watched Snow White when I was 15 or 16. I liked it. What led to me watching it, was being cast in a high school production. Prior to that, I only knew about "Mirror, Mirror". To this day, it is one of my favorite kid movies.
2. If you were going to write a book, what would it be about? (Book)
I am writing a book. It's a romance. Similar to Fifty Shades of Grey, but better.
3. What was your first tattoo? (Ink)
I gave myself a purple heart, for surviving life. I was 21. It's done in purple and black ink. It is a purple heart with a black tribal band, and it is on my chest.
4. Tell us a candlelit memory. (Candle)
I don't have any candlelit dinner memories. I do remember the first time I lit a candle. I was a teen. I was proud. I was 15, I think. I lit a prayer candle at church. I was terrified of matches, but I faced my fear. I'm still not a fan of matches, but will use them when I must.
5. What cologne/perfume has a strong association for you? (Fragrance)
My favorite fragrance in the world is Love Spell by Victoria's Secret. A girl in one of my college English classes wore it. I literally interrupted class to inquire who the wonderful scent was coming from. I went and bought it that weekend. That was ten years ago. I still love it.
Laying in bed, book in hand, candle lit
the fragrance of lavender filling the air
looking across the room
I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror
tear stained cheeks
why do I do this to myself?
Why do I let you do this to me?
It's not like we have some contract
signed in ink
I can walk away
I can leave
Me staying is not required.
I am free to go.
So why don't I feel free to leave?
Why do I feel so trapped in your web
Your meticulously weaved web
of lust and desires and need
I am like a fly
and you are the spider that trapped me
and you are slowly eating me
bite by bite
eating just enough to satiate yourself
but not enough to end my misery
Only I am not a fly
and there is no web
I am a woman
my legs work
I can walk
Walk so far away from you
and this chaotic struggle
you subject me to
Love shouldn't be like this
Friendship shouldn't be like this
With you it is
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