Pull the Plug: We-Write! I write and you finish!

in freewrite •  last month

This is for the contest We-Write! I write and you finish!

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By: @freedomtowrite

"Pull the plug already!" Gary growled.

"I can't," Jody whimpered.

"Stop holding onto hope when there's nothing left." His head dropped to hands as he leaned against the metal wall.

Jody looked towards the bathtub. Sitting amongst the bubbles floated her favorite bubble bath bottle that had been knocked over where the contents had flowed freely into the old, lukewarm water from their son's bath.

"But if I pull the plug, then it's really all gone...I can never get it back."
Gary tramped against the wooden floor towards the bathtub determination etched into his eyes.

"No!" Jody yelled throwing herself in front of him.

My Part

Jeremy, their five-year-old son, began slapping the water with his hands, which created more bubbles rising to the height of his chin.

Gary attempted a side move to the left with a turn, but Jody was quick on her feet and met him where he was going. "This is the last of the bottle. I'm going to run more water for the bath and soak."

Jeremy splashes water onto the floor along with the rubber toy handle.

"Peach Cobler, you are cleaning this all up. I've got to get up in the morning to see an old client about the work that folded a week ago. You do whatever you wish." Leaning in and lovingly kissing her on the cheek he says, "good-night."

Jody pats his behind on his way out.

Jody rests her hands on her hips thinking about if she should pull the plug to let out some of the bathwater her son, as lovely as he is, was in or add some more warm water.

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My Completed Freewriting prompts:


Non-Fiction
DudeBittersweetHookHousecoatNail
Faster Than LightSweaterA Ridiculous Amount of FunMosquitoBamboo
The EntrywayPartyImportantHer Homemade JamsBack Pain
MotherMilkSwingBored StiffMonkey’s Wedding
AppetiteTravelFrosting a CakeBonesClouds
ScratchWetDepressionCampingQuadrillion
Describe the Room You Are InDewSkinnyMoldHerbs
WoodCore ValuesPlayersSyrupSell-out
SpaparachutesGrapevineNothingMishap
Eagle ScoutBurningRadio ShowElectionDesert
IrisessenceSuccessfulFeeling the LoveRacket

Fiction
Cane (Bonus: Red Wine)BasketParasolWireA Kiss
CherryMiamiLizard CavePhonePrototype
DiscordA Jumble of WordsSuffers in SilenceBathTalking Dog
Grand PianoEpilogueChalkFood to the TableBasics
CopySquashFried ChickenPotbellied PigCancer
Dog BreathMovementBreedFoolDrive
Flea Market DoorknobDescribe Your ShoesDuckySheepCracker
The Sky is ClearPlugFeverDirty Feet

Ongoing StoriesNumbered in Order of Story's Progression
Detective Story#1 Trolley #2 Flea #3 Awakening
Suspense/Horror#1 Late #2 Banana #3 Paper #4 Tree #5 5 #6 Home Alone #7 Doctor’s Office
The Stall#1 Medium #2 The Stall #3 The Stall #4 Mice #5 Detective #6 Homeless #7 Eyebrows #8 40 Percent Off #9 One Year #10 The Stall
Church#1 Church #2 Ornate #3 Chips #4 State
Butterfly1. Old Maid 2. Pitiful 3. Headache 4. coffee 5. Three Grapes 6. Helicopter 7.Helpless 8. Overslept 9. Smooth as Silk

Poems
#52 Caterpillar#85 WildflowerHardboiled MindsGrief
TowelsSee You on the Other SideTearsLightMask

Weekend Freewrites:
The Crooked UmbrellaThe PictureThe Chair That I’m Strapped ToA Common Ending
WithdrawalRichard’s SurpriseThe TrapCanyon Making You Crazy?
The HawkEmerge from the DepthsMarjorie's Alcohol ProblemThe Run Around
Gene's the Quiet TypeMemoriesPulling TeethIn a Strangers House

We-writes (collaborations with community members)
MonsterEagle Scout 1st Entry: 2nd Entry: 3rd EntrySmooth as SilkTorment of the Light Bulb

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Hi dear! Sorry but I want to ask for your permission to use the character of Svoke in my story for the new contest of Steem Monsters.
It is only for the end, as a reference of two cards of the same element. And of course I will give you your respective credit with link included.
I'm sorry for my English. I wait your answer.

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Yes. (nothing to be sorry for.)

I also want to read it. 🧐😌

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Thank you! you can read it from here