Haven’t done one of these since the first one. So much for keep on top of things right?
Today’s writing prompt: Name something you wish was “glow in the dark.”
When I read that, my immediate answer was “hearts.”
What would we do if we could see the color of someone’s heart? Would the colors mean something different, i.e., red for in love, blue for depressed, black/no glow for extremely bad, pink for innocent, etc. I could see why that is a writing prompt.
So short story time I guess and maybe longer story later (may work on it after work today):
A young woman who knows she is different has a heart where, when it glows in the dark, has multiple scars. Her heart is soft shades of blue that changes to soft shades of purple when she’s happy but can’t ever quite reach red, where she feels the love she wants to feel. After years of trying, she moves somewhere new, without changing the way she acts, so she is in a new place but still wants to protect her blue, scarred heart from people. One day, she meets someone who calls her on hiding. This other person shows her how to do things that make her happy, even though the other person has a bright purple heart. One day, several months after they have met, they both look up at each other’s heart to realize they are both ruby red, bright with love. They couldn’t tell you when it happened; but the young woman takes the others hand and together, they build a life with communication, family, and adventures.
It’s sort of cheesy but there you go.
What did that prompt make you think of?
Listening to: Through Glass by Stone Sour
Reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling and Lirael by Garth Nix (Tim Curry is an awesome narrator!)
Quote of the Day: “It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.” ― Steve Maraboli