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Prompt: well-being

The Start of the Story

By: @freedomtowrite

"Don't you care about my well-being?" Sophia asked.

"Of course," Derril said with a grin. He stood in the grocery aisle butter pecan ice cream in one hand, his cell phone in the other. "My only question, sweetie, was how I should keep the ice cream frozen while I run across town for the french fries."

Sophia sniffed loudly into the phone. "I...I suppose it's not very practical is it?"

Derril tried to cover the laugh that was building in his chest. His wife of four years sat alone in their apartment, five months pregnant with more cravings than hours in the day.

"No, it's not..."

She let out another wimper.

"But it's fine! I will drop this off at home, and..."

"Derril?" Sophia asked, but the line had gone dead.

My Ending

Sophia began to imagine all the things that could have gone wrong. He was robbed. He decided to leave her. He met up with a woman and was having an affair. The manager took his phone away. Some crazy nut job stole his phone.

No good thoughts entered her mind.

She went to the freezer and grabbed a tray full of ice. She put the tray to hear head to bring her back to the present moment. Okay. You're hormonal.

She went back to the phone, pressing redial. The answering machine picks up. "You'd better get your ass home!" She could tell her anger was going unchecked but could hardly do anything to stop it. The world was closing in on her fast. "I've been waiting for fifteen minutes. Damn you! Pick up the fucking phone."

The baby started kicking. She hung up the phone and laid down on the coach.

Derril walks in the door. "I'm sorry, honey. My battery went dead. Are you alright?"

"Yes," she lied. "I've been relaxed the entire time. Give me your phone and I'll charge it." She knew his password. She'd delete her negative outburst before he could let it take root in his mind.

"Sure." Handing Sophia his phone and the ice cream, he said, "Now, I'll go get your fries."

A crisis averted.





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Ongoing Contests

  • twenty-four hour short story - You gotta be quick to get this one posted in time. He posts the contest on Sunday (usually) and ends it about 48 hours later. This contest has a 2000 word limit.

  • Finish the Story Contest - The contest begins on Wednesday (usually) and end 5 days later. This contest will test your write skills with something a little different each week. Pletty of time to write something around the 500 word mark.

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  • Tell A Story To Me, And Win 5 SBD! Writing Contest - Kind of random when it comes out but don't worry. You will have two weeks to complete your work of art from the given prompt. Have fun!

  • Haiku - These are coming out every couple days or so. If you stuggle with rhymes, no worries. Haikus don't have to rhyme. All you need to make a haiku is five syllable on the first, seven syllables in the second line, and again back to five syllable for the last line. So easy it makes me think I'm being super product. LOL

  • 50-word Challenge - This is an interesting challenge and very challenging to say the least. You only get fifty words to tell a story or a vignettes. Here is a great post that will explain the difference between the two concepts. Good luck, Brave Story Writer!



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
You Walk Through a Door - What Do You See?VisitComing TogetherRemoteFreedom
Running in PlaceMuscle

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 FeetDescribe a Clock
RunnyKitVinylNot Smart

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
Dragon Breath1. Dragon Breath 2. Death on the Table 3. Washcloths
The Attic1. The Attic 2. The Four Corners 3. Small Package
Damaged Goods1. Well-being 2. Orange Blossom 3. Freedom of Personal Power

Poems
#52 Caterpillar#85 WildflowerHardboiled MindsGriefEat This Apple
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
ReflectionsParasiteThe Room and the DominatrixMission Gone Wrong

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

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