Skip to main content

"God, no."

Exercise #18: "God, no."
One character asks another a question, and he (or she) answers, "God, no." What was the question? Describe the 2 characters. Where are they sitting / standing? What are their tones of voice? Is there any body language (e.g. hand rakes hair; hand covers mouth, crosses leg; folds arms)? Continue writing this scene.

"So," said Connie, combing her bleach blonde hair. "Are you planning on going to the party tomorrow night?"

"God, no," Melanie answered.

"But Joey is going to be there!"

"So?" It had been weeks since she had even thought about Joey. "Who cares?"

"Oh, you liar," Connie said, rolling her eyes. "You know you still want him."

"No," Melanie said, matter-of-factly. "I don't."

"So you're telling me that your notebook - the English one, you know, the one with all of the 'I love Joey, Melanie & Joey forever' business - isn't what it looks like?"

Melanie hadn't known that she had seen that.

"No," she sighed. "It is what it looks like. But that was forever ago. I mean, I've moved on."

"When a girl moves on, she throws away the memories of her love to rid herself of the pain." Connie had the most distraught look on her face, and Melanie couldn't help but laugh.

"You're ridiculous," she said.


Ok. It's been a couple of days, and, while I still feel kind of icky, I feel somewhat better. No fever since late last night (around 1-2am) which is good. My boyfriend made me gargle with peroxide (Well, he didn't make me, but I most definitely didn't want to do it. Ew.), so my throat feels a lot better than it did yesterday (He would be right, the jerk.).

You know, I didn't have allergies for most of my life. I lived in Nashville (allergy central) from the time I was 5 until I was 18 and ne'er a sniffle was to be seen unless I was honest-to-God sick with a cold or something. All of that changed, however, when I moved to New York. Well, actually, it changed when I moved from New York back to Nashville. All of a sudden, I had allergies. Year round. WTF??? I'm still dealing with them and trying to figure out how to manage them. Needless to say, sinus infections SUCK. If I could actually do the nasal irrigation thing, I'd be up for that, but I simply cannot do it. I can't have liquid squishing around in my nasal passages and running down my throat. It's too disgusting. Yuck.

Ok. I'm off.

Peace and see you tomorrow.


Popular Posts

Soft Things

Exercise #105 : "Soft Things" Make a list of soft things. GO!!! This should be easy enough, shouldn't it?

Bonjour New Followers! Well met!

You'll quickly notice that I love lolcats. Don't judge... They're hilarious. Today's post is going to be pretty short, but it's purpose isn't for me to write, but for YOU to write! Tell me a little bit about yourself! Who are you, from where do you hail, what is your favorite thing about blogging or reading other people's blogs? Tell me anything you'd like! If you have a blog, don't fear the shameless plug! haha Leave a link in your comment and go visit some of the blogs linked by your fellow commenters. Speaking of your blogs, I've been going through my list of followers and looking at your blogs. There is some really great content out there! :) Let me just say that I am so humbled that you would be interested in following me and my project. You're all so wonderful, and I can't thank you enough. So get on with it already! Leave a comment about yourself!

"Yellow List"

Exercise #83 : "Yellow List" What things are yellow? Make a list. At the end of the five minutes, note the three you find most curious. Ah, yellow. One of my least favorite colors. I mean, it's nice and all, but there are so many versions of this color that are simply eye-raping. Anyways, on with the list. Things That Are Yellow: bananas school buses yellow bell pepper tennis balls Post Shredded Wheat boxes (see right) lemons canaries the middle traffic light traffic lines the sun cheddar cheese hay corn butter cabs #2 pencils grapefruit raincoats (stereotypical ones, anyway) bees squash yellow jackets (I HATE those things!) the yolk of an egg scrambled eggs or an omelet peanut M&Ms the Simpsons various flowers rubber duckie etc... So that's my list of yellow things! :) The most curious? Well... I'll go with... but none of those are curious! That's silly. Check back later today for my 5th Character Profile on Nolan Ha