Hiya, Welcome back to PEP! Here’s hoping this works as this is a scheduled post. If not, I’ll repost it and then next week will end up going without a post as I won’t even be in the country, I’ll be out on the ocean. The week after, I’ll write about my trip, letting ya’ll know how it went and what it was. You just received a hint. I had an epiphany earlier this week. I feel like the last few years, I won’t say how many, I’ve kind of had my life on pause. Now, it feels like it’s restarted. It’s kind of like the last few years I’ve done what I felt like I was supposed to, graduated college-which I wanted to do- then got a job in the field after wasting some time not in the field as couldn’t find a job in the field of my degree at first.
This week’s baking: I did do some baking. Only the five layer bars are posted on Instagram at the moment, there won’t be any next week so I’m kind of saving posting about the cream cheese mint candies until next the end of this week in a second post after the cookies I have planned for this week. The bars turned out well, I just don’t like them so they won’t be a repeat. I think they’re too sweet which doesn’t surprise me since they’re semi-sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch pieces, graham cracker crust and sweetened condensed milk.
This week’s question: so to speak. ‘Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul and you answer.’
My answer: I’m finally answering the knocking from my soul that I’ve been partially or completely ignoring the last several years. I’ve always been writing though I’ve just focused in the last year on finally getting published, on what steps needed to be taken to get my name out there, to get my work out there. This is a step though honestly, it’s already turning into more than just my writing. I’m also sharing some things about my baking on both here and on Instagram, another answer I’m finally giving. I’ve always loved baking but just recently, I’ve started doing more of it as I’ve always believed it was out of the budget but now I’m making the budget work. I’m also looking into some other passions of mine either as hobbies or potential job opportunities. I want to love going to work, to not see it as work. I want to work for myself, to be my own boss on my own schedule.
This week’s writing: “Mommy, Daddy, Don’t you know? You lost your daughter Years ago.”
The brunette woman sobbed, arms a bright red from the raw rope that’d been used on her wrists.
“Save it. I’m no longer honey, I’m no longer anything to you and you’re no longer anything to me.”
The aging man flinched, “Dear.”
The flaming haired young woman closed her eyes briefly, regaining her composure. She’d waited far too long for this. She wouldn’t let them take this from her.
She sneered, “You don’t know why I’m here, do you?”
The man she received her flaming locks from shook his head.
“After all you did to me, you really don’t know why you’re here, why I’m here.”
Her mother, “Hon, you’re exaggerating, as usual. You’re blowing things out of proportion.”
“No! No, I’m not! You’ve never acknowledged your part! You never admitted your guilt in my destruction. That is why I’m here. It’s time! It’s finally time for you to realize the villains you both are! You’ll finally see why I’m the way I am and that it’s your fault!”
She stalked out, preparing the next step of the plan. She would finally get the closure she deserved from their abuse and neglect as well as everyone else involved. © Paula Crofoot
Monday Motivation: This is one I wrote myself- Light obliterates Darkness, Love obliterates Hatred, Kindness obliterates Meanness, and Understanding obliterates Ignorance. © Paula Crofoot
Writing Prompts: Someone grabs your phone out of your hands and runs.
Music I’m listening to as I’m posting this: Where do Broken Hearts Go-One Direction-Four. I always listen to all of my nearly 2000 songs on random shuffle as I write only using specific playlists upon a specific genre of writing I’m working on.
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