Well look at that, I made it to day two. Give it a couple more days and I’ll peter out. I always do. I think it’s because I become so concerned with my writing style and technique. Basically I think it’s shit. And I let that negativity bounce around in my brain until every part of it is now dented or bruised. Ultimately forcing myself to give up because I’m believing that voice.
Strangely I don’t feel that way yet. I’m oddly calm and somewhat positive. Again, just a fluke. I’ll beat myself into submission and give up, claiming I’m shit.
(That’s the way to go about it, Josh, with sarcasm and negativitiy! Good Job.)
Year of Writing Prompts by Brian A. Klems & Zachary Petit
High Stakes Holidays
“That’s not a New Year’s Resolution. That’s a death wish.” Use this as a first line and run with it!
“So, basically,” Anthony said, stuffing another crème puff into his mouth, “I’m going to just say fuck it and gain as much weight as I can. I call it my ‘Don’t fear what you’ll gain in a year.'”
“That’s not a New Year’s resolution, Tone,” Becka said, “That’s a death wish. Do you realize how unhealthy that is. Well,” she paused, craning her head back and blinking furiously,”or do you mean you’ll eat whatever you want, but mainly vegetables. Or is it an atkins thing?”
Tony shook his head, while devouring another puff in one bite.
“No. This isn’t a weightloss journey, beck. This is I’m going to eat whatever the fuck I want whenever the fuck I want to. Screw diets and working out. That’s for the birds. I’m just going to live my life and eat whatever I want.”
Becka stared slack jawed.
Tony popped his eyebrows and smiled. “Jealous.”
“No. No I’m not. You’re tying to kill yourself.”
“Why does everyone always say that. I’m not killing myself. I would be if I was intentionally trying to get fat. That would mean I was bed ridden and could never leave the house or have to work…”
“No! Tony, don’t you go there! I see those wheels spinning. Just take it back to eating whatever you want. But to intention-”
“Are you kidding! I wouldn’t have to work! I could stay at home and play my xbox all day.” Tony looked off into the middle distance. A grin played about his lips.
In his moment of distracted contemplation Becka hurriedly seized her moment. She shoved her hand into her coach bag and produced a pair of fuzzy handcuffs hich she proceeded to lock around Tony’s wrist and her dining room chair.
The people packed into her apartment carried on without a second glance.
“What the hell,” Tony said, “Beck, where did you get these?”
“Tony, I’m doing this for your own good.”
Tony opened his mouth to speak but when becka promptly turned to a pair of muscly gentlemen standing in her kitchen he didn’t respond. They exchanged a few words as becka pointed over her shoulder. The two men laughed and walked around her and strutted over to Tony. He watched confused as the men picked up the chair and carried him with it down the hall and into the spare room.
“Sleep tight, bud,” one of them said.
They left the room, shutting the door behind them.
Little did they know that Becka had tricked them and Tony into a scheme she had concocted on the fly. For the next three weeks she kept her friend hostage in her spare room. She would visit nightly to feed him and bathe any exposed skin.
“Becka, you’re insane, let me go.”
She pressed herfinger to his lips.
“I’m crazy? You’re the one who wanted to get fat on purpose. I am saving you from yourself. ”
“Please! Somebody help me!” Tony screamed.
Becka grabbed the ballgag and put it back into his mouth.
“Naughty, naughty,” She said. “Remember we talked about that.”
Tony groaned behind the red rubber gag.
It wasn’t until the next day that Tony knew what he had to do.
Becka entered the room backwards, carrying a tray of sour dough bread and vegetable soup.
“I made it myself!”
With nimble fingers she removed the ball and prepared to spoon feed him, even though he had a free hand.
“Beck, I have finally realized the error of my ways.”
Sitting up straight she lowered the spoon back to the bowl. Her blue doe eyes fixed with his.
“What is it darling?”
“It is obvious that you care so much for me. I want you to marry me and care for me this way always.”
“Yes. I must have you.”
Becka frowned and put the tray on the floor to the side of her chair. With liquid motions she pulled the key from her pocket and unlocked Tony from his restraints.
“I’d rather you get fat.”