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Header Daily Prompt: Can’t Drive 55

Take the third line of the last song you heard, make it your post title, and write for a maximum of 15 minutes. GO!

by Veronica Louis

Sand Castle

Photo : Brent Hathaway

Hello. My name is Sanjie. I’m five and I like to draw and I like to talk a lot. My mommy says I talk too much. But I think it’s good to talk because talking makes me get better words and get other people to tell stories to me. And there’s a lot of stuff in my brain and I like to talk so that they come out of my brain and I can share with my mommy what’s in my brain. And I feel better when I do that.

I like going to the beach. We go to Plattsburg beach each year. Mommy says we were going there since I was a baby. But I don’t remember. My favorite thing to do is to go in the water. Mommy always puts the yellow jacket on me. She says it keeps me safe. But it’s hard to move around like I want in the jacket, in the water. It’s like I’m wearing ten sweaters with no sleeves.

One time I went in the water. And when Mommy wasn’t looking, I left the yellow jacket on the sand. And I was swimming ok. But when my feet did not touch down, I was not swimming ok. I was scared. My feet couldn’t touch anything. And I swallowed water. And my head couldn’t stay over the water line. So I just stopped kicking and I went down. I wasn’t scared anymore… there was nothing I can do. I was sad. (more…) Daily Prompt: A to Z

Create a short story, piece of memoir, or epic poem that is 26 sentences long, in which the first sentence begins with “A” and each sentence thereafter begins with the next letter of the alphabet.

by Veronica Louis

“Are you okay?” asked Xavier.

“Been through worse,” answered Talia.

“Can you stand up?”

“Dunno,” Talia said as she tried to push herself up.

“Easy does it,” Xavier said while gently placing his hand on Talia’s shoulder.

“Forget it, I think it’s broken,” Talia groaned.

“God damn this corrupted city!”

“How about you go for help?”

“I don’t want to leave you alone.”

“Just go,” insisted Talia. (more…)