Boot Camp of Writing Prompts Bonus Day 2(The Final Final Day)

                                                      Cellular Apologies

A stranger asks to borrow your cell phone. You agree. She turns away and talks on it for a moment, then faces you once more. “I’m sorry,” she says, eyes red. “I’m so sorry.” Then, she runs away.

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Response to Boot Camp of Writing Prompts Day 9: “Obit for your Favorite Character”

Billy Pilgrim deceased at the age of 92; He was a WWII vet, optometrist, a doting husband and father, and a friend of extraterrestrials was found dead in a nursing home early last week. Billy died in his sleep. The doctors say that the injury he received to his head in 1968 got worse as time passed. The week before his death Pilgrim was normal until an accident smack on the head by a wooden board carried by a maintenance worker.

Billy kept shouting about wanting to go back to Planet Tralfamador and seeing his wife, Montana, one last time. His shouting fits were silenced with sedatives each time until his last one, Sunday evening.

 

Billy Pilgrim is the main character of Slaughterhouse-Five written by Kurt Vonnegut.

Response to “Breaking Up With Writer’s Block”

Dear Writer’s Block, it’s not you, it’s me. I can’t take this anymore. For the past six months, you and I had some fun times. You were great at distracting me. I had a fun time when you stopped me from writing a short story to go out for pizza and arcade hopping. I had wonderful times with you for the past few years now.

Nothing lasts forever and this should be the end of our relationship. I want you to know that none of this is your fault. I have my own life and you have your life bugging other writers from achieving success. Your way of life shouldn’t clash with mine. Although I do think that your way of life is terrible and you should find something new to do with it.

There’s more to life than stopping others to write successful articles, journals, stories, novels, poems and essays. I think you can do better than what you are doing right now. I hope you find a new path in life. You have potential. Right now, this isn’t working at all.

 

                                                                                                                         Good-bye!