* Day 25ish – Beatles

Sorry about the inconsistencies… From now on, all the rest of the days will be ish days.

Think of any word. Search it on Google images. Write something inspired by the 11th image.

My word: Beatle. (yes, without the s)

Of course, this pops up:

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All you need is love. ##

* Day 24ish – Lesson Learned

Write about a lesson you’ve learned the hard way.

When I was about 19 years old, I had a pretty tight knit group of girl friends. We would do everything together. I was very close to these girls. I never had many girlfriends growing up; I usually got along with guys more (less drama). One of my friends was in the Army (Stacy) and had met a guy there. She and him lived in the same city and so they started dating and he hung around our group a lot. He was a bit of a charmer, handsome, witty and flirted with all of us. Don’t tell my mom, but, this was the age where I started drinking and got drunk a lot. :/

Well, one day, Stacy had to work late and so me and her boyfriend hung out. (I’ll call him Steve). Steve and I were already hanging out quite a bit before this day, so it was nothing unusual. But this day, we were drinking and I slept on Stacy’s couch and Steve slept in the bedroom. I’m not sure how it happened, but I ended up going to the bedroom because it was more comfortable. Long story short, it ended up with sex. Since that day, I really fell for Steve, even though he was still with Stacy. We hid it for a while, until one day. I called up my other friend (I’ll call her Amy) to tell her about me and Steve. It was like a bomb had dropped on me when she said the next thing: “Steve and I have been dating for like 2 months…”

After that, my entire friendship with Stacy and Amy both completely crumbled to ashes. I still remember the conversation with Amy to this day. I can’t believe the way I reacted and behaved about that who situation. The lesson I learned was to NEVER choose a guy over your friends, ever. If I could take back everything that happened, I would. Steve ended up being a complete asshole and is probably a drunk now. ##

* Day 23 – A Letter

This is the third time I started writing this entry, crossing my fingers that it’s the last. Not sure why I can’t do this one, but I had a dream last night and think I finally got it.

A letter to someone, anyone.

Dear State Street House,

I realize that you are not a living person or something that can perceive letters, but you are still very visual in my dreams and memories. You were the first memory of a home that I can remember, and were my home for about twenty years of my life. This last dream I had of you was… different than any other dream I’ve had before of you. It felt extremely real, that I swore I was there. The staircase always had this familiar creaking, almost rhythmic, and it made everything else seem real. My mind was remembering what it looked like back when I was still a child. Granted, it was a dream, so it didn’t look exactly like it. But I lived there 20 years, so it looked many different ways.

I was so in love with you, that I am still planning on owning you in the future. Hoping that you don’t get demolished because you’re getting up there in years… If houses could read, I would hope you read mine and understand how much of an impact you’ve had on my life and my subconscious. All the memories I’ve had there, great and really bad. Through heartbreak, depression, and discovering who I am; you know, teenage stuff. You were my sanctuary and it was hard to leave you. When my parents sold the house, it was tough for me. Hard to picture some other family using you for their own memories.

Hope you’re doing well and don’t get destroyed any time soon. Thanks for the memories.

Yours always,

Lulu

Picture I drew in middle school.

Giovonna’s Interview

Interview Questions for Giovonna (before the story begins) A character from my upcoming novel ‘Fliers.’

Can you tell me your full name please?

Giovonna Desiree Carr. But everyone calls me Gia.

How old are you?

Fourteen.

What race are you?

I’m mixed.

Gender?

Female

What is your favorite animal? And why?

I love giraffes! Their just so unique from anything else out there and I love their spots. I want to ride one someday.

What’s your favorite color? And why?

Mmmm, I know it sounds girly but it’s pink. I dunno why, it’s pretty and goes with a lot of stuff.

What’s your favorite season, and why?

I would have to say Summer. It’s the time of no school and super warm weather. I love love love to swim, and we have a pool at home that I use almost every day in the Summertime.

What did you want to be when you grew up and why?

Well I guess I’m still growing up, technically. But what I’ve always been fascinated with is engineering, especially robotics. Creating something with my own hands and then giving it intelligence to react and think on it’s own. Who wouldn’t find that interesting?!

What would you dress up for halloween?

I dress up every year, even though I don’t go out every year. But I know last year I was Rosie the Riveter. She’s one of my role models.

Do you have a favorite movie? Why?

Oh! I love Edward Scissorhands! Such a cute freaking movie!

Favorite kind of music? Why?

Rock mostly. I don’t know why, it just makes you wanna dance and rock out. Gets my spirits up.

Where did you grow up and did you like it?

I grew up in New York, but with the job my dad has, we relocate a lot. I did like it, made a lot of friends, but then we had to move so quickly. Mayfield is just one of many cities we’ve been to. Much different than New York.

What was your first job?

I’ve babysat a couple times, does that count?

How do you feel about kids?

They’re okay, I guess.

Marriage?

*laughs* Wayyy down the road.

What is your proudest accomplishment? Why were you proud?

Acing a really tough Chemistry test. Teacher is really strict and hard to read their writing, but I did. I was the only one who got an A. Wouldn’t you be proud of that?

Anything you’ve done that you are ashamed of? Why?

I was at my grandmas house once, and she made this casserole that I couldn’t begin to tell you what was in it, but she was so proud of it. To be polite, I tried a bite, and I almost threw up. When she wasn’t looking, I fed pretty much all of it to her dog Benny. I thought I got away with it, but turns out, the dog didn’t like it either and threw it up too. Being as I was the only kid there, I was blamed. The look on my grandmas face though… I felt horrible.

Any talents or skills that you can boast about?

I can whistle pretty well. Like a bird. Never realized it until a couple years ago and people would compliment how good it was.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where you go? Why?

Anywhere with a beach. I love sunshine and the sand on bare feet. Dad was stationed in Hawaii for about 6 months and I was at the ocean almost everyday.

How do you want to die, if you could choose.

Uhhhh… I don’t want to die. Is that an option?

What’s your stance on abortion?

I’ll admit, I don’t know much about the process, but it’s a woman’s body. She should be able to do what she wants with it.

What are some bad habits that you have?

I like to chew on pens and pencils when I’m studying. I’ve gone through so many packs of pens. Even had a couple explode in my mouth before. Nasty stuff.

What is your ideal life partner traits? And what orientation do you prefer?

Life partner? Geez, you know I’m only 14 right? And to be honest, I don’t really have a preference. I am attracted to attractive people. Girl or guy. If they rub me the right way, who knows?

On a scale of 1 – 10, what is your self confidence level?

Hmmm, I would say a 6?

What’s your favorite food? Why?

I love pizza. Because, there are so many things you can put on pizzas! Can make them healthy or as unhealthy as you want. And cheese. You can put so much cheese on it. Ug, I’m hungry now…

Have you ever done anything illegal? What was it?

No!

If you could have 3 wishes granted right now, what would they be?

Um, be done with school, be able to live on my own, win the lottery in order to achieve the other two wishes. And I don’t mean quit school, I mean, just have the knowledge and everything to have a masters in Engineering and start doing things already!

Giavonna
Concept art of Giovonna

 

* Day 22 – Music Shuffle

Oh goodie, this is an easy one!

Put your music on shuffle and post the first ten songs.

  • Sail – AWOLNATION.
  • Hatching Baby Raptor – Jurassic Park Soundtrack by John Williams
  • Tango: Maureen from RENT
  • Flower Garden (Song from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island.) by Smooth McGroove
  • The Falcon from Star Wars the Force Awakens by John Williams
  • Back at One – Brian McKnight (Not sure how this got on here…)
  • Maurice Accuses Gaston from Beauty and the Beast (2017) by Alan Menken
  • Professor Umbridge – Harry Potter Soundtrack by Nicholas Hopper
  • Me, Myself & I  – G-Eazy ft. Bebe Rexha
  • Delvers Hymnal – Part 3 – Onwards to Meridian from Horizon Zero Dawn Soundtrack

This is a pretty good representation of myself, so I’m happy. 🙂 ##

Gone: A Jynx and Dobby Story

This is a little quick story I wrote a few years ago. Enjoy!

“Crap! Is that the time?! I’ve gotta go!” she looks at the wall clock, pushes her feet into her shoes and grabs her keys. ”Bye pookie! I’ll miss you!” she kisses a small tan colored dog on the head and runs out the door.

The dog’s tail wiggles from side to side, but droops, as the door slams shut. The dog’s beady eyes stare at the doorknob for a few moments as whimpering follows. The dog goes from his sit position to down position. His precious moment eyes continually stare at the door, staying perfectly still. Silence waves over the small apartment.

“She’ s not coming back, you know,” a voice from the windowsill spoke.

“What do you mean?!” the dog’s ears perk up.

“She left you here to die,” a slender and silky black cat stretches out from his catnap.

“What?!” the dog runs over to the cat who jumps a bit at his approach.

“What do you mean, what? Do you think I would make something like that up, Dobby?” the cat dampens his paw and dramatically swipes it over his face.

“Cut it out Jynx. I don’t believe you!” Dobby barks.

Jynx pauses for a moment to stare down the dog with uncaring eyes and continues to bathe himself. Dobby angrily stares at Jynx for minute and begins to whine again. With an absent of response from the self-involved feline, Dobby returns to his normal spot in front of the door, and sits. Seconds feel like hours to the pup as he grew impatient, looking from the doorknob to the cat, over and over again.

“Why do you think she’s not coming back?” Dobby stands back up, whining even louder.

Jynx stops cleaning himself and jumps down to the tiled floor next to the dog.

You know that thing she’s always holding in front of her face that’s bright and sometimes makes sounds?”

Dobby nods his head slightly with his tongue out.

“Well, she left it on the table,” Jynx slowly moves his head in the direction of the cell phone. Dobby glances in the direction of the item, but then straight back to Jynx, waiting for a more straight forward answer.

Jynx sighs. “Don’t you know what that means?”

Dobby shakes his head and quietly whines for not knowing the answer.

“Well, obviously, dog! Wherever she is going, it’s gotta be more important than that stupid thing, otherwise she would’ve taken it with her!” Jynx lays his ears back and bats a paw at the dog.

“Oooh…” Dobby sits and ponders on this for many seconds. He responds, “soo…”

The annoyed and frustrated cat, answers slowly. “Sooo, it means that she won’t be coming back!”

Dobby’s ears perk up again. “No! That cant be true– she has to come back! Who’s gonna feed us!?”

Rolling his eyes, Jynx continues to lick himself as Dobby panics.

“And play with us and curl up next to and pet us– and FEED US?!” Dobby whines louder, pacing back and forth in front of the door. Not sure how to handle this news and anxiety, he darts off into his owner’s bedroom and trifles through her shoes on the closet floor. He sniffs at all of the wonderful smells and happily picks one out; a grey flip-flop with a grey band and slightly darker gray things on it. He frolics back into the space where Jynx is and happily shreds into the shoe with all of his might and wagging tail.

Jynx witnesses what Dobby is doing, lays down, rolls over on his back and stretches his long body. “What are you doing?”

Dobby grabs the shoe by the strap and violently shakes it from side to side. “Well–” he starts, with the shoe muffling his voice, “–if she’s not coming back, I guess she won’t mind if I help myself to this thing. I’ve been eyeing it for months but she I know she’ll get mad at me if I start playing with it.” He happily uses his paws to tear off pieces.

“This is going to be hilarious,” Jynx whispers to himself while looking at Dobby upside down and purring.

Dobby stops chewing. “What’d you say?”

Jynx immediately flips back over and stands up. “Oh, nothing,” he purrs.

“What’s funny?” Dobby growls and barks at Jynx.

Jynx jumps up on the couch with his tail straight up and hisses at Dobby. Dobby continues to bark incessantly at the cat, as Jynx threatens him to stay back with his sharp claws out, ready for action.

Both of their ears suddenly pop up to a sound they are very familiar with and they freeze. Their owners key jingle. Dobby’s heart sinks, but his tail begins to wag. He then whines, and urinates a bit from looking at the shoe he just destroyed. The black cat came into his eye sight and his mood changed again.

“You liar!” Dobby chases Jynx into the bedroom while Jynx tries hard not to laugh. Jynx jumps up into another windowsill, away from the crazy canine.

“Dobby!” the owner yells as she walks through the front door, witnessing the chasing. “Leave him alone!” She paused and looked around the apartment, “Oh, there’s my phone.”

As she began to walk back out the door, she saw the shoe that Dobby destroyed and yells at him again. Her angry voice hits him like a thousand knives. Dobby slumps with his tail between his legs to the prison his owner banished him too; the backyard.

A beam of sunlight highlights an area of carpet that Jynx makes himself cozy in, just in perfect view of the backyard. 

“You’ll pay for this, cat!” Dobby barks though the thick glass. “You’ll pay for this, if it’s the last thing– ooh a squirrel!” he takes off running.

“Stupid dog…,” Jynx continues his catnap.

 

* Day 21 – Lessons

I like this one, actually.

What three lessons do you want your children to learn from you?

I want kids in my future, no matter how I have to do it, and this is what I plan on teaching them.

  1. Value – I grew up in a modest family. We weren’t poor by any means but we didn’t drive Porches either. This lifestyle really helped me to understand certain values in life. One is being money, and that is really only has value when it’s been earned. Another is family values. I know I value my family more now than I did when I was a kid, cause, in my defense I was just a kid. But, we were always pretty close and talked to each other, went on camping trips, vacations together. It’s a value that not everyone gets to experience is it’s one that I will 100% instill in my children.
  2. Identity – The only way to be happy with yourself, is to be yourself. Don’t go around life and do everything in your power to be like someone else. This goes for any sexuality you are, I don’t care. But just be yourself. The best thing about being yourself, is that literally no one else in the universe can be you too; cause you’re already doing it.
  3. Education – This seems like it would go without saying, a parent wanting their kids to be educated, but it’s true. I honestly could have put this in the Value part, but this is more than just going to school. I waited too long to go back to school once I withdrew my first semester of college, and wish I never did that. Yes, college is expensive, but do it the right way, and it’s worth more than you can imagine. Education is also meant to imply to do research, discover, question everything you come across. Don’t assume everything you hear is correct or accurate. With the way technology can be (especially in their generation), everything is spread like wildfire and it’s hard to trust anything. Question everything.

There is always more to teach little ones, but they only asked for three. I do hope someday to be able to share what ‘little’ I know in life. Kids have a way of teaching us as well and I look forward to that. ##