This is not a short story. I just want you to know this up front. This is going to be a bitch fest.
I had my first day of my new job was today. I’m a “bagger” at my local grocery store. It should pay the bills. I got off of work at 9:30pm tonight. I had my first opportunity to write just now at 11:20pm. Normally it wouldn’t be an issue, but I have to walk to class at 8:00am tomorrow morning, which means I have to wake up at 7:00am.
I’ll call this my first real interaction with “The Wall,” that intangible force that always seems to come against you at some point or another. I know I’m not the first, nor will I be the last, person that has experienced hitting the wall. In an environment of authors, bloggers, and creative artists I know I’m preaching to the choir. I apologize.
Although The Wall may have won the battle, I have still won the war. I wrote. This post may not be fiction, it may not even be fun to read, but to me this post is a sign of defiance, a refusal to quit when my circumstances and desires come against me in full force. I won’t let The Wall or any other excuse keep me from practicing what I love.
If anybody is in a similar situation try to remember that defiance against circumstance can, in some situations, still be considered a victory.
Good luck and keep improving,
Hello everyone! I hope you’ve had a fantastic Super Bowl Sunday. I’m not a Broncos fan so I wasn’t that happy with the ending, but to be honest I don’t really care that much for foot ball.
Weekly reviews like this one will be how I “grade” my progress. These will be shorter than most posts, but I think that reflection on one’s actions is a vital task when trying to improve. These will be broken down by story and will list what I feel like I need the most work on for the future, but they will also list something that I did well in that story. So without delay… Continue reading →
This is Ben again. This post is not going to have a fictional story in it unfortunately. It’s a dissapointing truth, but as a fledgling blogger/blog I need to work on creating an asthetically pleasing blogging environment with fluid posts and relevant widgets. Having very little experience with WordPress means that I have much to learn. Tweaking with blog settings, experimenting with reader breakes, trying to create or commission a logo all takes time away from writing. But have faith! I’ll be back on the fiction train in no time. (Still gotta finish Kissing Scene 2 :X ) Continue reading →
It’s February! The month of love and loneliness, engagements and divorces, chocolate and poison. You either have a date on valentine’s day or you get drunk at your house watching kitchen nightmare reruns. Well that unique blend of emotional highs and lows has inspired me to make the very unimaginative theme for this month’s writings… drum roll please… Continue reading →