Day 235 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write about someone embracing something they used to hide.
Erin: “I want to show you something,” my boyfriend sat down next to me on the couch.
“Your dream journal,” I asked looking at the leather-bound journal with a moon burned into it.
“That’s not what it is,” he corrected handing it to me without any other explanation.
I read the first few words and they were beautiful. After a few verses, I caught on that it was poetry. “Why is this the first I am hearing about this?”
“I don’t tell people” he grumbled.
“Why,” I pressed.
“Cause it’s embarrassing,” there was a whine in his voice.
“Like that’s stopped you from sharing anything with me before,” I thought that I was different.
“Well you would want me to write some for you,” he reviled.
I shot him an annoyed look, “who’s this one about then,” I pointed to the love poem I was on.
“You, but I didn’t need the pressure,” he argued.
“How are you so articulate on the page, yet we are having this ridiculous conversation,” I shook my head fully aware of this guy I was dating.
Shannon: I used to hide my grades the second I got my papers back. I didn’t want my friend to know I cared about school. I also didn’t want my classmates to see my grades and instantly assume they knew something about the kind of person I was. Eventually I realized by covering my grades I was covering up one more piece of me, and I was sick of hiding. That’s why I decided to let them look, not because I wanted them to know, but because I wanted to stop punishing myself for the truth.
What is being brought to light?