Add a paragraph to this “Collective Story”
Posted by truthoughts on April 27, 2008
Please share your creative thoughts on this project. I have begun a story and would like for you to help me finish it. Please add one or two paragraphs to continue the story and others will continue from there. I think this would be fun and could be quite funny in the end. So, here is my beginning:
An image standing before me, unfamiliar yet comforting, baffled my imagination. With distant memories flooding my vision like a black and white picture screen, my knees fell weak and dropped me to the chair brilliantly positioned for my arrival. Who was this person? Instantly I snapped back to the present and pondered the room around me, intently taking in every detail. Directly in front of me was the full-length free standing mirror I had as a child, but the image it reflected was strangely different to me upon closer inspection. Who had I become over the years and where did that time go? I could see the watermark of the girl I once was, but it was overlaid with a cloud of mystery from the path I chose along the way. Dreams give way to life my mother would say as I realized it for the first time today.
Feeling out of breath from the discouraging transition, I decided to go to the window. I always loved the view from my window looking down the old cobblestone walkways lined with cottage style storefronts. The best time was during dusk when the sunlight gave off a yellow hue just before the street lanterns came on to light the way. Many times in the past, I could get lost for hours just gazing at the swaying of the perfectly manicured trees on either side of the street. The peace and possibilities this view brought me made my mind soar with wonderment. This always brought me back to when I was a kid and the only concern was what to play that day.
I remember in years past, older folks cautioning us kids to enjoy it while we could, of course never realizing that they knew what they were talking about…