In the form of diary/ journal entries, write about someone who's just decided to take up journaling.
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“Diary of a Battered Woman” by Brandy Orrell
January 1, 2017Happy New Year, Self! Can you believe we made it through the last year? Me either, if I’m being honest. It definitely left some marks. Probably going to need some retail therapy! Thank goodness I managed to get a decent job last year. Chalk that up as our main achievement.My big To-Do for 2017 is to keep a journal. Don't expect long entries, I just want something simple. After Dad died last year, I realized that his journal was the most important thing he left behind – besides me and Mama, of course. I want ...
“'KEEPERS OF THE DIARY"” by Vickie Culbertson
Cindi CassidyDiary: My stolen identity changed me forever. It resulted in a new perspective, to live in the present. Speaking to my first grade class, I share my dream of owning my own home. A blue house with a red door. I ask the class to draw a picture of their favorite thing. After school, I meet my boyfriend at the house on Elm St. At the viewing I see possibilities, my boyfriend Seth sees lots of work. We go to the local diner and I call Blue Ridge Realty to set up an appointment for tomorrow. I call to schedule a substitute...
“To Will Another Day” by Princess Eno
Diary,Yo was the best I could come up with. Three years of friendship, two years of love ,and not a hi, or a call. A strange message to his girlfriend, Ada ,would have been better, considering we took the same classes, met up for lunch every Tuesday, and were convenient best friends. "Yo" would probably be a word to use if he and I were still friends. It was funny to write after his last message that was two months ago, and for it to just be "yo". I try not to dwell on it, but I've never...
“The Birds and the Stars” by Tanya M
Dear Diary: 3-18You’re brilliant teal-The color of the sea, right where it touches the sky. A leather band wraps tight around you,To hold your thoughts in, Mom said. I’ve never written in a diary before. But Mom thinks I should, she wants me to keep my feelings to myself. Like she does.I can’t-We all grieve differently. Dear Diary: 3-19You should expect these entries to be short.&n...
“Lucy are you there?” by Martha Diaz
Dear Diary no no no that sounds like I am a 13-year-old girl about to start writing about how I just kissed Aaron for the first time… Well, that actually wouldn't be a bad start, I guess. Gosh, how can anyone just sit down and write, I have no clue why I decided to even start this journaling thing anyway. Oh, I remember now, to get some peace. How can anyone write to find peace is beyond me. Darn you surviving life blog, this will be relaxing and fun. Fun ha that is laughable, what could be so fun about journaling but none the less I do n...
“Dear Diary” by Sarah Falk
Dear Diary,Okay. First, I never thought I’d journal or keep a diary or anything like that, but my therapist says she thinks it will help me sort through my thoughts and feelings. We’ll see. She’s not the first therapist to tell me this. The therapists I’ve seen in the past have told me I’m “always up in my head” or “I need to get my thoughts and feelings out”. I do think a lot, and perhaps have a tendency to keep m...
“Gregg, the cat, my parents, and Future Me” by Brammy Rajakumar
Dear Diary, This is stupid. Why am I doing this? Sincerely, MeP.S. I mean, who else is going to be reading this? I’m not a princess in the middle of a love triangle. My high school crush, whom I suddenly run into at a local coffee shop (why is it always a small, cute, local coffee shop? Why can’t it be a McDonald’s?), is not going to pick this up when it falls out of my sparkly pink designer handbag and then take it home with him (because he wuv...
“Writer with a dream and goal ” by Kelly Holland
Imagine you're walking on a cloud. The soft air soaks your ankles but still manages to hold you up. You're floating and you look around you. It smells like fresh rain and there's a gentle breeze that moves you and the cloud. You smile as you take it all in. You're so at peace up here. And you look up from the swirling clouds to see Jesus with his arms welcoming you in a nice big hug. He holds you, and whispers I love you my daughter into your ear. He says he's always loved you and he always will. He tell...
“Sophie's Scrambled Thoughts” by Carolyn Sternes
Monday, 28th JuneDear Diary,Apparently doing this is going to help with things.... I don’t see how. Making some notes in a book that’ll cure everything. Not likely. Never mind forget it. Thursday, 21st JulyDear Diary,My therapist wasn’t happy with my entries to date so now I have to write about feelings and other garbage to keep her happy. Trouble is I don’t exactly know what I am feeling. It’s like I am in some kind of suspended animation. It’s strange how everyone else is reacting. Like this is al...
“My Overseas Volunteer Trip to Dumbistan in West Asia” by AL Paradiso
Day -1: I’m hoping that putting my notes in my first-ever journal captures them in ‘amber’ to share with my future family. Ugh! After landing there’s another six hours to go tomorrow.Day One: Still reluctant to travel to the backwoods, or fields, of a tiny new country on the Euro/Asia border, I only hope my turbulent nine-hour flight will be the worst part of this annoying ten-day volunteer trip.We’d been diverted to Kars, Turkey, about a hundred-sixty bus miles from the e...
“A slightly chewed HB pencil, an exercise book cut into thirds and never-ending boredom does not a journal make.” by Unknown User
April 6rd 2020. Nothing to write. I am bored, this sucks, there is nothing to do and journals are lame. April 6th 2020. There is still nothing to write, we haven’t left our cells in three days. My TV is broken and I can’t watch Married at First Sight. Not that I like it, but it is better than nothing. April 10th 2020. My pencil broke and I had to wait a few days to get another one. We were let out for a few hours into the yard yesterday. I t...
“The Cardinals” by Isabella Sopo
Journal,I’ve been advised by my therapist to start keeping a journal. I have an anxiety disorder, it says so in that ginormous tan folder labeled “Jocelyn.” Female, age thirty, lived with mother. Then it says in big old parentheses, “Parents Divorced.” Parenthesis are never good, they’re therapist red flags. Parentheses say, “Hey therapist! This is the problem! Right here!” I’m single, but my little house, overgrown by ivy and weeds by now, got too expensive to keep, so I’m moving. My therapist, Mrs. Jane, who should be a lawyer sh...
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