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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Writing Prompt 6/2/10: Pet Peeves

By Marilyn Friedman

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Writing Prompt: Make a list of 5 of your pet peeves. Pick one and write about it for 10 minutes. Then post it in the comments of this blog! You could win a free class!

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Julie said...

This is a friendly note to all the diehard gum fans out there. You know who you are, with your fancy packs of bubble-mint, Double Mint, Big Red, spearminty freshness on hand for every occasion. You must. Stop. Cracking your gum. With every pop, the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. With every crack, my jaw tightens. With every snap, I bite my tongue to keep from saying something inappropriate. I've been cooped up on planes with you for hours. I've been stuck at a desk right next to you for months. I've been in front of you in a long, long line. It may be a fun way to pass the time, that constant cracking. It may feel nice to pop that little bubble with your teeth, over and over and over again. You may not even realize you're doing it, in fact you probably don't. But it takes all the restraint I have to keep from slapping on a pair of plastic gloves, plucking that gooey ball from between your lips, and flicking it into the nearest trash can. So, gum chewers of the world, please keep your wad tucked away where I can't hear it. And if you really must have minty fresh breath, I've got a tin full of mints right here. You're welcome to have one.

Writing Pad said...

Hi Julie,
I loved your story! I love the short sentences--"Stop. Cracking your gum." I love the detailed list of places the narrator has been stuck with these gum poppers. I love that the narrator is going to "slap on a plastic pair of gloves and pluck that gooey ball" out of their mouths. Great job.

sarah sally roxanne said...
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Sarah said...

Fake smiles. Fake hello's. Fake consideration. Well. You can stick them up your bum. Throw them in the trash. Burn them. They dont belong anywhere else.
Do you think i can't see through the fakeness? Do you think i can't see your heart for what it truly is? Do you think i can't see how empty and lifeless it is, how it only kick starts when you bitch and snarl at some poor person. Enough i say. Enough!
OOOOhhhhh, hunnybunnn sweetypieee Loverduck! seriously, am i meant to fall for such obvious fake friendliness? That clown smile i could smash. i want to shake it off. rip it from your mouth. anything that would tear that mask off that you think so cleverly disguises you.
Do what you like but Beware. Hunnybun!
see you