Write about someone who keeps picking up different hobbies but never manages to stick with them.
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“Life's Leftovers” by Christina Marie
It took us almost two months to comb through dad’s house, sorting the pieces of his unpursued passions into piles. Keep. Sell. Donate. Trash.He didn’t have much in the way of food, but cookbooks in mint condition spilled out of his kitchen cupboards. Mystery novels were stacked neatly on his bedside table, suffocating under layers of dust. Princess Di’s biography and Stephen King’s The Shining lay face down on the coffee ta...
“While Writing ” by Robert Grandstaff
While Writing Sitting alone in my office, I began my latest short story when this happened. “Hi dad!” said my daughter Tyler, age 9. “Hi babe,” I said. Not looking up from my computer. “Whatcha doin?” she asked. “Working on a story.” I said. “You sure have a lot of hobbies,” &nb...
“The Remaining Fragments of My Mother's Love” by ✰ Jennie ✰
“Mom, I’m home.” “Shhhhh. One must not disturb the creative flow of an artist.” I stared aghast at the once beautifully adorned living room. Now a giant easel was propped up in the middle of the room. The fluffy Persian rug from mother’s adventures in antique collecting was splattered with paint drops. Grimy newspapers littered the floor, also dotted with paint blobs. Regal paintings from the Baroque time period that had once been hung up around the room were now stacked in a pile i...
“Always changing” by Avnee Writes
One day I’m doing soccer and one day I’m doing baseball. I can’t select a hobby to do. I’m so overwhelmed by what is going on in my life that I don’t know what to do anymore to keep me busy. I keep on changing because I feel like if I keep on changing my hobbies I will finally find something that I will succeed in. My dad has always told me that one day I find a sport or class that fits my personality the best. Until t...
“Hobbies Wanted. ” by Rhondalise Mitza
Stamp Collecting I started stamp collecting when my grandfather died and left me his collection. The lawyer’s name was Mr. Lud and he smelled like pineapples and every time he walked into the room my mom would bury her head in her purse and I’d hear her say, “Pineapple pansy,” which overall sounded very rude. I don’t think she liked Mr. Lud, mostly because she called him that and she ...
“A Book is a Dream That You Hold in Your Hand” by Nainika Gupta
*Nainika’s Note* Ok, to those of you who have seen Smurf’s: The Lost Village, tell me you didn’t immediately think of Smurfette when you read this prompt? Like the beginning of the movie when they were showing Smurfette trying all the trades of the individual smurfs but always doing horribly? This is completely unrelated to my story, (which by the way I wrote literally in less than two hours, so it’s not the best thing I’ve written) I just wanted to point that out - and maybe you didn’t make the connection, and my brain will perpetually b...
“I wish to dance” by Amany Sayed
She wished to dance.But they told her it was improper for a princess.So she had to twirl in the moonlight, dressed in her nightgown. She put on shows for the stars, her feet bare on the wet grass. She danced to no music, only the tune in her head. She left her tiara on her dresser, made sure her parents were fast asleep, and tied her hair with blue ribbon, walking out the door.It was always dark.She never minded.Until the day she fell.She didn’t realize how hard the cobblestone pathway really was ...
“𝔼𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕪𝕟'𝕤 𝕃𝕚𝕤𝕥 𝕠𝕗 25 ℍ𝕠𝕣𝕣𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕖 ℍ𝕠𝕓𝕓𝕚𝕖𝕤 ” by Lucia M
**This book may be so funny you fall out of your seat. Be careful. Please. Wear a helmet or something.**Hi. I'm Evelyn Dupont. This is my list of tried-and-true hobbies that I just can't stick with. I beg of you, don't try this at home. Unless... No. Just trust me. Don't try any of these. Ever.1.Bowling. Bowling can be fun until you find out you're allergic to food dye the hard way. And to think I liked slushies. Also, I'm famous in my family for being the only one that has ever underhand-thrown the bow...
“A Silver Lining” by Writer Maniac
Rapid strokes fill the length of the canvas, the colours mixing in a way an amateur would marvel at. I, however, find it to be less than perfect. Dipping the paintbrush in the reds and oranges on the palette, I try to compensate for the lacking mountains by brightening up the sunset in the background. I end up messing it up further, the greyish hue of the mountains mixing with the sun’s yellow, creating ...
“A Work in Progress” by A.Dot Ram
My guest room closet is where ambition goes to die. Take, for instance, the green plastic tub of fabric. There’s the two yards of flannel meant to be the backing for my homemade face wipes. The internet said it was one of the best things you could do for the environment—ditch those cotton pads you get at the drug store in favor of reusable ones. It only took one link for me to find step-by-step instructions for making my own. A quick YouTube video taught me the recommended blanket stitch (poke the needle in from the back, move a stitch wi...
“The Warriors ” by Arooj Fatima
It’s been so long since Alay smiled. One big tragedy changed his life forever. Black clouds surrounded him and he lived a miserable life. But one day something miraculous happened that changed his life in seconds.It was a beautiful sunny morning in the village of Gala. All the kids were playing, women were busy in doing household chores and men were getting ready to harvest their crops. All the villagers were united and respected one another. Women mostly made rugs and traded so that they could run their household. On the other han...
“the people who are wolves” by R. K.
Your fingers would not be enough to count all the things you would want to try. It’s why you would have created a bookshelf deep inside your mind with ledges made of shallow ambitions and bookends sculpted like wolves blowing kisses to the moon. Sometimes you would sit and close your eyes, running your nails over the intangible books labelled with all your abandoned hobbies, an uneven skyline of neglected ruins. And there they would remain stacked, shivering under cardigans of spider silk and blankets sewed from shadows. The...
“Average Joe” by Gip Roberts
He wiped the dust off an old book, and the vision from twenty-six years ago came back. With instinct, he felt around the back of a neck that was starting to sag. No hair. None. Was the memory a fact of the past or a dream? The aftermath of long months spent getting the hair just right had left Joe with nothing but dead, faded remnants. Once a thick ebony, now thin and frayed. Once, it hung over his shoulders like a royal curtain. Now, it colored his sunburned scalp in pale patches.Joe thumbed through pages of tablature. ...
“THE STRANGER” by Godwin Kirimi
It's been an hour or two since I stood by this penthouse window. But am not as bored as you probably already are about this story. Maybe you are wondering why i can't be precise on how long it has been, worse even, how there's someone who doesn't own a clock in the twenty first century. Well, there's a huge artistic designer Wall clock that had belonged to a temple, just over the dresser, a proud and on...
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