Writing Prompts: Day 365Day 365 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write about what happens after your character reaches their goal.

Shannon: Know what sucks about reaching a goal? You spend all your time waiting to reach it, but once you get there it’s kind of sad. For a second you wish you could go back, and at the same time you really don’t want to, and you know you can’t. You’ve got to move on even though it’s hard. Even though you don’t know if the next thing will be better. You can only hope.

Erin: Once I finally had what I wanted I already had new goals in my head that were taking over. There was a part of that reality that was unhealthy. However that was how I would grow, was why I was who I was. Life without a harder to reach goal was hopeless. Because there was no hope for anything, just happiness with what already became average in the eye of the beholder. I would never be fully happy, which made me a little happy.

You’re character has finally made it, you have finally made it!

1 thought on “WRITING PROMPT: DAY 365

  1. “Okay, Jacey, clear your mind and keep the picture of what you want to be in mind,” Rick says.
    Jacey nods, moving to the center of the room, away from anything that she could knock over, in case it went wrong. She closes her eyes, keeping the picture in mind. ’Start simple,’ Jacey tells herself, ‘You can do this.’
    She feels her legs start to change and she stumbles a moment. She opens her eyes, looking down. Nothing looks different. She tries again, sitting down. Her legs and arms start to shorten, but she doesn’t open her eyes. The hairs on her arms grow, while the hairs on her head shorten. Her face starts to contort, and it’s uncomfortable, but she doesn’t stop. She waits until the discomfort ends, then opens her eyes.
    Her wide, adorable eyes.
    She looks at Rick, and mews. Rick grins, scooping her up, “You did it!”
    He spins once, then stops and brings her face to his, the rest of her body hanging limp.
    “…You did mean to become a cat, right?”
    Jacey starts purring. Rick then sets her down. Jacey stumble walks as she changes back. “I did it!”
    “You did,” Rick says, watching his cousin in her victory. “Now you need to harness how you did that every time you try again, and be mindful of when you don’t want to.”
    “‘Be mindful,’” Jacey mocks, “you know you’re too mature for your own good, right?”
    Rick would probably jab back with a comment on something she’s too much of for her own good, if he didn’t know just how much this moment means to Jacey.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s