Today the WP prompt asked us to Describe a positive thing a family member has done for you.
Today is not the day to ask me to play happy clappy let’s send out positive vibes via a writing prompt.
I will tell you right now, I am NOT in the mood.
I write about dark souls, twisted hearts and monsters. I write about wicked people doing wicked things and my goal is to make you laugh in the end. Sometimes I do write things that are a little fuzzy and sunny and warm because I happen to FEEL LIKE IT.
One thing I never do- I don’t pussy foot around when I write. I don’t lie to myself and I don’t lie to the people who happen upon my blog and read what I write. If I am feeling dark and mischievous that is exactly what you’re going to get from me as a writer. I’m not organized in my thinking enough to write ‘by the numbers’.
Today’s prompt irked me because it smacks of ” Let’s keep it happy ” and let’s make sure this prompt stays that way. Fine. Challenge accepted.
This is a positive thing that someone in my family taught me-
if someone puts their hand on the back of your neck, even if it’s a friendly hand and tells you how to think or what to write and even feels like they can tell you when to smile – snap their hand off at the wrist.
There. That’s something positive that my family member taught me because in that bit of advice I get to stay true to myself. How is that for a positive?