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Exercise #147: "Before"

Write the first few sentences of a story that begins thus:

Before he gained 200 pounds...

The previous exercise was sort of paired with this one. If you didn't read it, go HERE.

1,2,3, GO!

Before he gained 200 pounds, Joel was nothing. A 90-lb. geek in middle school, he wanted nothing more than to fit in amongst the jocks, the popular crowd. But as a Star Trek-loving nerd extraordinaire who hadn't quite yet hit his growth spurt, Brandon was a nobody.

In the summer between 9th and 10th grade, however, Joel shot up like a stalk of bamboo, starting at a measly 5'1" and finally slowing at a towering 6'5". He started eating more, working out at the gym, and drinking protein shakes every morning. In a very short time, Joel had nearly tripled in size.

He loved it.

This newly found body of his was empowering, and he took advantage of it whenever he could.

END

Sad news. This one, like the previous post, was incredibly difficult for me to write. I sat there, willing my fingers to type something - anything - but there was nothing. Not a single word. It's safe to say that, over the last few weeks, I have fallen out of practice with the whole "writing every day" thing. Time to get back on that, especially since I have the time to do it now.

In other news, I think I have a job!! Like, a real one. haha I was interviewed twice at this place for a data entry position, and I feel pretty good about it. I should know by Friday whether or not these feelings of "goodness" are on the money.

At any rate, that's today's post. It's a little short in comparison to the rest, but oh well. Tomorrow's will be better / longer. :)

Peace.
Stef.

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