Day 83: 5 Minute Freewrite: Wednesday - Prompt: basics

in freewrite •  5 months ago

Today, I did something a little different. Due to planetary alignments, it is a good time to go back a revisit, redo, repair, reorganize, etc. So, I used today's prompt, basics, and went back to my very first freewrite post. They are now mixed together. I know that you bubbling with excitement and cannot wait to get to the craziness so read on!

===== 1st and 83rd Freewrite: Dude and Basics =====

Dude, this has got to be the last time you are going to treat me like that. I don’t like being yelled at for things you already know. All I was saying is that I can add some information you are missing.

There was this dude who had forgotten the basics of how to treat other human beings. His emotions took over control of his body and mind. His eyes glazed over, the sign of flight. I can't force others to go back to the basics. I walk away.

Dude, nothing is working at the moment. I should be the hottest thing there ever was to hit the steemit scene and yet, I’m swimming with plankton. Sure, we all start out small. But I want it all now. Why should I have to do all of that hard work I see other people doing? I’m different. I’m a genius.

Dude figured out how things worked when he went back to the basics. Why are we always (black and white thinking [always]) making our lives even more complicated and even more difficult through the actions we are choosing, especially when we know deep down inside the actions we are choosing are not working out? Why do you want to work hard? Do people think you are lazy?

Dude, I realize I’m being egotistical. Who the hell cares?

Dude realized the basic problem of his dilemma -it was within himself. Only he can control himself and no one else. How hard is this to understand? For some, it may take a lifetime; others may get it in the flash of a moment.

We sit on the side of the bank, this dude and I. We are watching the ducks. He tells me of his wife and what she had to do to get away from him. He wasn’t the kindest man in the early days of his life.

Dude and I watched the duck's basic skills when diving. The black ones can go to the bottom of the three-foot lake, while the white ducks are only able to stick their heads in but not their bodies. They both had their basic ways of doing things; neither one was correct nor incorrect. We saw the basic relationship between the two.

I knew this dude, Red, who sat on a park bench and drank bottles of vodka.

Red, the dude who sat on a park bench drinking his bottles of vodka, didn't have the basic building blocks handed to him in his formative years. Trauma stays in the body long after the experience has been had. Some sooth their pain in ways that are detrimental to themselves. This is a basic life fact.

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My Completed Freewriting prompts:

  1. Dude
  2. Bittersweet
  3. Basket
  4. Housecoat
  5. Nail
  6. Faster Than Light
  7. Cane (Bonus: Red Wine)
  8. A Ridiculous Amount of Fun
  9. Mosquito
  10. Bamboo
  11. Hook
  12. Sweater
  13. The Entryway
  14. Trolley
  15. Flea
  16. Awakening
  17. Her Homemade Jams
  18. Party
  19. Important
  20. Parasol
  21. Back Pain
  22. Late
  23. Medium
  24. Mother
  25. Banana
  26. Paper
  27. Milk
  28. Tree
  29. Swing
  30. Bored Stiff
  31. 5
  32. Home Alone and Doctor’s Office
  33. Monkey’s Wedding
  34. Wire
  35. Appetite
  36. Travel
  37. A Kiss
  38. Mice
  39. Detective
  40. Homeless
  41. Eyebrows
  42. 40 Percent Off
  43. One Year
  44. Frosting a Cake
  45. Bones
  46. Clouds
  47. Scratch
  48. Wet
  49. Cherry
  50. Depression
  51. Camping
  52. Caterpillar
  53. Quadrillion
  54. Describe the Room You Are In
  55. Dew
  56. Miami
  57. Skinny
  58. Lizard Cave
  59. Mold
  60. Herbs
  61. Phone
  62. Wood
  63. Prototype
  64. Discord
  65. A Jumble of Words
  66. Suffers in Silence
  67. Bath
  68. Core Values
  69. Players
  70. Talking Dog
  71. Grand Piano
  72. Syrup
  73. Ornate
  74. Chips
  75. State
  76. Epilogue
  77. Sell-out
  78. Chalk
  79. Spa
  80. parachutes
  81. Grapevine
  82. Food to the Table

Weekend Free Write:

  1. The Picture

  2. The Crooked Umbrella

  3. The Chair That I’m Strapped To

  4. The Stall - Part 1)

  5. The Stall - Part 2

  6. A Common Ending

  7. The Stall – Part 9

  8. Withdrawal

  9. Richard’s Surprise

  10. The Trap

  11. Church

  12. Canyon Making You Crazy?

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You're right, I did enjoy that.

Anyway, I'm bringing today's prompt and it reminds me of the movie Multiplicity where a guy makes a copy of himself to keep up. Then the copies start making copies: "He's special, all right. - We made a copy from Two. Sometimes a copy from a copy is not quite as sharp as the original."

Great movie! Anyway, today's prompt has to do with the word copy: https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-266-5-minute-freewrite-thursday-prompt-copy. Join us at the @FreeWriteHouse.

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Multiplicity is a fun movie.

That was very cool!! Liked it a lot!

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I glad you liked this one enough to share it.