It’s Hump Day, people! The best and worst day of a work week.
I have felt entirely sapped of my energy and I am hoping I can turn it around today. Fingers crossed! I don’t need to sleep in and waste the day away doing nothing which is what yesterday taught me.
My mom came over and helped sand, clean, and put the first coat of Tremclad on our awful metal railings. They look better already after that. However, being productive didn’t quite get me out of this weird mood slump I’ve been in so here’s hoping today’s the day.
Anyways, I hope you are on your way to a wonderful weekend and may my BraveWrites help you out!
She stared out the car window and watched the rain streak down it. Her mother talked at her, but she didn’t hear the words. Only emptiness.
But she was #encouraged by their want to help and surprised when they confessed their own visits to a psychiatrist. Maybe there was hope.
She watches as her mother takes another drag. The cigarette’s blue-tinged smoke shimmers in the light and dissipates.
A silent, slow threat.
And she sheds another tear. Greying skin, ragged coughs, the crimson drops that spell the end. She waits for #cancer to claim her mom.
Video game consoles litter the house, attached to various TVs. She turns on the xbox 360 and plays Assassin’s Creed. Her character scales rough pick, runs across clay tile, and lives.
She envies his freedom though she is the #gamer.
Her brother pushed her under the water as part of the game. His hand was like steel on her head and she fought to surface. To suck in oxygen once more.
Panic had set in as time slowed. When he finally released her, she was ravenous for air.
Her #umbrage was now rage.
The #vibration of the nail file on her toes unnerved her and served as a reminder. She was unwelcome here.
She was no pretty girl who wore make-up, fake nails, or got her hail done. She was a tomboy whose hands were filthy and rough.
But she stayed in the salon.
She stood with her friends and their boyfriends in line, waiting to have her prom ticket checked. It was clutched in a white-knuckled fist as her anxiety took over. Her companions laughed and gasped as they entered the hall.
She suffocated internally on the #pizzazz.
Her #alacrity had nothing to do with a fear of failure. It had everything to do with her need to prove them wrong. She was tired of the comparisons that ground her spirit into dust. She was tired of fearing whispers and taunting looks. She’d stand strong.
The battle rang with steel clashing against steel,
and the whistles of arrows meant to kill.
Yet there was a lone woman on the field,
surrounded by enemies.
Attired in light leather, she looked demure
even with a long sword clenched in her fists,
raised to her opponents.
A roar ripped through her and she charged.
She parried strike after strike
lashing out in studied motions
And sliced the men down in a blood rage.
It held its grip and she looked for another.
Another enemy to lay to waste.
Her sword was coated with gore
But did not dull her blade’s bite.
Glancing at her brothers-in-arms,
She saw their opponents drop.
Until the shouts of retreat were heard
Filling the field in desperation.
They let the men run from them,
Tails tucked between their legs,
And they roared with victory.
She held her sword to the sky,
ignoring the blood covering her,
And watched the sun fall
setting aflame the field