September 19, 2013

FICTION | LET'S WRITE.

Today's Blogtember Prompt: Creative writing day: write a (very short) fictional story that starts with this sentence: "To say I was dreading the dinner party would be the understatement of the century."

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To say I was dreading the dinner party would be the understatement of the century.

I woke up that morning dreading the entire day that lay ahead of me. School. Work. Dinner. Dinner with those people. I pulled myself out of bed, pulled the covers back over my pillow and groggily walked towards the bathroom. I turned the radio on and hummed along to Adele and her wise, wise lyrics. I slipped into the shower, letting the hot water rain down over me. The smell of warm vanilla covered my body and as I shut the water off, the steam trailed not too far behind.

I looked into the mirror, towel wrapped around my torso and stared at my reflection. My hair dangled over my shoulders, my eyes were bagless (for once), and my cheeks were rosy from the steamy shower.

School I could handle. Another work day behind the counter making Five Dollar Footlong's I could handle. A dinner, though? Well, that was going to be another story in and of itself.

I tweezed a few stray eyebrow hairs, brushed the morning breath out of my mouth, pulled my hair up in a messy topknot, and topped it all off with a little mascara and lip gloss. I was running late, taking too long starring into the mirror wondering how I could get myself out of tonight's plans. What was that crazy disease people always used as an excuse to get out of plans? A common cold wasn't going to cut it this time around...

Even though I didn't want to, I knew that I had to go. I knew that my mother wanted, no insisted that I go. My father, couldn't care less but there was no way he would go against my mother's final words: "You have got to go. Make a good impression, use the correct forks, and whatever you do, do not bring up his name."

She had already texted me the outfit she hoped I would wear, a little black dress from a cocktail party three years ago, a string of pearls from my grandmother, and glossy patent leather red heels. A simple, classy outfit, she typed into her phone. Now all you need is a little houndstooth coat, dear.

I rolled my eyes at that thought. No way was that going to happen. Afterall, the phrase like mother, like daughter was the last thing on my to-do list.

To be continued...possibly.





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21 comments

  1. ooooooh! SO GOOD. you should definitely continue the story :)

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    1. Thanks, girl! I so want to write more--I just need to brainstorm what will happen next in the story! :)

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  2. You are sooo talented! I love the story so far, waiting to hear more soon!

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    1. Aw, thank you Rachel! I haven't done a lot of fiction writing in years so it means a lot to hear that from you. :) And I'm planning on continuing the story--I just need to decide what happens next!

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  3. love the story! So good!
    Definitely made me want to hear more :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm planning on continuing the story, I just need to make up my mind and decide what happens next! To tell you the truth, I don't even know who the "he" in the story refers to yet! :)

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    2. well i look forward to reading the rest :)

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  4. EEeek! I'm loving reading the way people approached this prompt! Yours really has me begging for more! I really hope you write more - you have a gift for fiction!

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    1. Really? Thank you! I'm so excited to see what other people did with this prompt--I think this is by far my favorite Blogtember prompt yet! :)

      And thank you again, I haven't written fiction in years (aka since high school) so I still feel a little rusty. We'll see where the story goes next!

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  5. oooooo Kiki!!! i didn't know that this was ALSO a talent you have (gah you're so talented!)
    :)
    so good. i can't wait to (hopefully!!!) read more!
    {ps your detail was amazing!}

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    1. Stop making my blush, girl. Seriously. Your talent in photography and writing always gets me, too. That, and you're amazing with makeup. I have absolutely ZERO talent in that department, haha.

      And I will hopefully get back to writing this story! It's been years since I've seriously written fiction (think high school) but it felt really good to dive into it again! Now I just need to decide what happens next. To be honest, I still don't know who the "he" is in my story! :)

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    1. Thanks, Angela! And thanks for stopping by, too! :)

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  7. i REALLY think you need to bless us with more of this talent! because:
    a. you are just awesome and i get excited when you write new posts.
    b. i randomly thought of this story on my way home today.
    c. i neeeeed to know who "he" is and why he must not be mentioned.

    :)

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    1. Amber, you seriously win sweetest comment ever. I am so flattered and so blushing reading this. I am so in love with your posts and so grateful we have found one another's blogs. You heart for Jesus and your writing voice are inspiring.

      And I so wish I could give you a clue as to who "he" is. I don't know if you've read the other comments, but I still don't know who "he" is either! :)

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  8. Love the story! I think you should definitely continue. I did a story for Blogtember too but yours is way more developed lol.

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    1. Thank you, Asia! It's been awhile since I've written and I was a little scared about writing/publishing this one so I'm glad you like it! I'll likely add to it, I just have to develop the storyline in my head first. Either that, or I'll just sit down and write and see what happens. :)

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  9. Yes, I am hoping this will be continued too! I totally miss following your posts, Kiki!

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    1. Aw, thanks! I'm really just trying to get back into it and I still don't really know where I'll take the storyline, but I wan to continue this one! :)

      How are you, by the way? I miss you as well, girl!

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  10. Love this!! I love to see how people put their own spin on the story!

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    1. Thanks! I agree, it is really cool to see where people take the prompt and how one sentence could lead to so many different story lines! :)

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