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Photo Challenge 335, my first attempt ever at a writing prompt so be nice please…oh boy!

– Brooke DiDonato

This is my first ever attempt at a writing prompt! Encouraged by a few in here! Well here I go, there is a first time for everything! Please let me know how I do. Stine Writing, and Sadje thanks for all the encouragement! Let’s do this! 👌

I suppose the kids are right at the bottom of the stairs. Oh joy! This is really happening, I have made so many promises to quit. I have tried it all. I have tried drinking beer only, limiting my number of drinks, never drinking alone, never would I drink in the morning, drank only at home, switched from Scotch to Brandy, and even swore off drinking all together. Hand over heart, “I shall never drink again.” Like a broken record. I have said it again, and again.

The shoe oh they have seen this all too many times before. Promises slurred from under rank toxic breath. “C-c-come hear kidsss can you help your mumsy back up”? I can’t even help from laughing the situation so fantastic yet so old.

Of course all I hear is them walking away with complete disgust, and my husband he saw it all. I already heard our bedroom door shut with weariness. Most likely when I can manage my composure I am going to find my pillow at the front of my bedroom door. The couch will be my bed instead tonight. I only drank just ______? I was only going to drink ice tea to. Oh I have no idea how much I drank, and I am betting I will not even remember this awkward moment when I wake tomorrow morning. I will sleep it off.

If I can stand back up after this I will place my hand over my Hhheart, oh who cares. They don’t! Why should I? No I am not going to cry, (wiggle wobble of my leg). I hope I don’t fall all the way down the stairs. Well though maybe then they all would come to me in care. I am not about to frown nor cry who do they think I am? They are the ones insane. Can’t even enjoy a good laugh. I only drank ____? Like I said I will most likely not even remember this in the morning.

But they will, oh yes but they will…


Don’t give up before the miracle happens! Smile lots, forgive quickly, and never take life for granted!

6 thoughts on “Photo Challenge 335, my first attempt ever at a writing prompt so be nice please…oh boy!

    1. Thank you so much for your response. That person on the stairs that was me 7 years ago. I have been sober for 7 years this last August 6th. Most who know me in here are very well aware of that. So yeah it kind of came easy for me to write like it was in my drinking days. Except I never slept on the couch. I probably should have. I love no perfect necessary. Progress rather than perfection. I will catch ya again soon! Blessings Lisa


      1. I guessed as much, which is why I appreciate the treatment; I stood on the other side of the stairs throughout childhood. I have compassion for all concerned, and I deeply honor your success. Seven is a very lucky number!

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      2. Thank you so much! Indeed, and I too stood on the other side of those stairs in my childhood as well. We all have a story, mine seems to come out a little even in prompts. I did try a 6 word one Sadje had, she just posted for us to all try it on her post. It was so much fun. It was the first real fiction I had written. I look forward to finding more, and more opportunities to write in new ways. I appreciate your encouragement, and kind words! Lisa

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    1. Yeah I found myself unable to right from a fiction point of view. Although it was a made up story, it was still all too similar. The next one I do I am going to try, and really make it up. The photo though didn’t leave me a whole lot of creative options in my head anyways. What a sad life that was.

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