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Creative Nonfiction Funny Fiction

Dear Diary,

Date: 01.01.2021

Entry: #1

Day: Friday

Time: 5:43 pm

Hi! My name is Julia Hope. I am a normal sixteen-year-old girl, who loves to play the guitar. It's my passion, but that's just one of my many passions.ย 

For example, last year I tried ballerina class, but then I hated it because I kept stepping on my toe and it bruised a lot of times, which I hated. Also, the shoes really hurt my feet and compress my pinky toe, so how could twirl around when my feet are hurt? Plus, let's not even get into their frilly dresses. The fabric which these tutus are made from is super itchy, scratchy, and just...ugh!

Not just that, I'm more of a tomboy. I love to wear black hoodies and some sweatpants. They're like my dresses. Sometimes,(but ONLY on special occasions) I wear a buttoned-up shirt and some tight-fitting jeans. Just wearing those feel like I'm torturing myself. Also, every time I had gone to practice last year, they made you wear super tight (and boring) buns. Your hair couldn't stick out from many directions, which is why they applied gallons of hair gel on my head. Honestly, I felt so mad that I could literally punch my head on the wall. The only reason I had tried ballerina was that my mom loved ballerina and she hadย insisted,ย forced me to try it.ย 

But soon she realized I hated it.

Love,

Julia H.

P.S. Also, why can't our baby hairs stick out? Is it against the law in ballerina or something? Honestly, my go-to is a ponytail. Sheesh, I wonder who created ballerina.ย ๐Ÿค”

Dear Diary,

Date: 01.04.2021

Entry: #2

Day: Monday

Time: 8:19 am

Hey diary, it's me again. Dad said I have to try basketball later today, as an extra sport. But I've already dedicated that to swimming. I love swimming! Ok, maybe not JUST swimming, but also lacrosse, and a bit of tennis. But no, my dad wants me to play basketball. I mean, what's all the excitement about throwing a ball into the hoop? Huh? Seriously, I really don't get why there are teams like NBA because everyone on that team is just wasting their career.ย 

I mean LeBron James or Micheal Jordon should try and do something better than helping their team put a ball inside a hoop, you know?ย 

But, when I asked my dad politely if I could just continue swimming and lacrosse classes, and in school, I could take tennis, he refused. He threatened me that only if I try out basketball, he'll pay for the classes. Then he lectured to be about how important it is to keep the family legacy of basketball, and other stuff (blah, blah, blah...you know?) which I thought was kind of absurd but didn't say that to him.ย 

After all, he IS my dad, and I figured I just listen to him. Who knows? Maybe I can actually enjoy basketball and the concept of dumping a ball into a hoop.

Love,

Julia H.

P.S. Hey, actually if I keep practicing basketball, then taking out the trash would be so much easier! All I can do is focus on the dumpster (the net) and try to aim my huge bag of garbage (the ball) to fall inside! Hmm...maybe dad really does have a point. Anyways, gotta go to basketball practice, and of course, go to school. =)

Dear Diary,

Date: 01.08.2021

Entry: #3

Day: Saturday

Time: 7:40 am

Hey, there diary! Sorry, I couldn't write for a long time...you know how my days are. Now, mom and dad say that I have to try drama club. (So basketball, guitar practice, swimming practice, lacrosse practice, and my tennis classes aren't enough???) Honestly, my desk is bombarded with homework. To be specific, I have Math (which is, let me tell you, the EASIEST thing I have on this pile...say what??), Chemistry, Physics, Essay Writing, Civics, History, and lastly Spanish homework.ย 

Yes, I know, you might ask me how I even have time to write these entries.ย 

Honestly, I don't know. Maybe it's the fact that every day I sleep at around 1: 30 am (actually, that's the earliest I sleep, you DON'T wanna know what my latest time to go to sleep is...mom and dad will kill me if they see this, which they won't, but still you never know...).

I tried to convince them that I can't even imagine the idea of standing in front of the crowd, acting!ย 

Here is a list of all the possible things that could go wrong:

  • I'll forget the lines
  • I'll freeze when I see the audience (I have stage-fright)
  • I'll start sweating and polluting the theater's atmosphereย 
  • I might faint/pass out
  • I'll probably trip, or fall down
  • Everyone will make fun of me for being a clown on the stage
  • Mrs. Hobbs (the art teacher AND the director of the play) will scream at me for ruining the show
  • All the people in the play will hate me for being a fool
  • My parents will scold me for embarrassing them (yeah, they still don't care about my embarrassmentย ๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ™„ )ย 
  • I cannot go to school the next day because I bet everyone will be humiliating me for my "performance"

Are these many points enough for my parents to not make me sign up for the play?ย 

Nope.

They think that I can meet more people, try new skills, and everyone will get to know me better. But I'm better than that. I KNOW why they're forcing me to do this. They can brag to the entire neighborhood that their daughter goes to seventy million classes, is good at everything, gets amazing grades, all because of their great parenting.

I wish there was some way to change their minds about this entire fiesta of signing up for the play.

Anyways, I have to go and "sign up" for the play I'm going to ruin in another few weeks.

Byeeeeee!! :)

Love,

Julia H.

~The End~

January 28, 2021 19:53

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20:32 Jan 28, 2021

I really like your poem in your bio. I was so heartbreaking and tragic yet... peaceful. I love it!!

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22:33 Jan 28, 2021

No problem!! Can you read mine? Here's the code: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W3gzY1Jm4ZPwL8RvslVuZMa8fqQ9i-yzmEnIEzzmlhs/edit?usp=sharing

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14:13 Jan 29, 2021

Omg! I live this story! Thank u so much for including me in a story! Plz write moreeeeeeee

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13:51 Jan 29, 2021

Thank u so much for putting me in your story!

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13:51 Jan 29, 2021

OMG YUS! THIS IS ACTUALLY MEEEE

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07:45 Jan 29, 2021

Oh this was such a good read Even if a little plotless But look at the great fun I had From the quirkyness! (I know, i am a little nagy (and a bit silly) with poem comments, sorry, and your story is super great)

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Thank you so much Tru! You are getting so good with your poem-comments! :D

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02:26 Jan 30, 2021

Oh, thanks, by the way, did you start writing poems first, and then started writing stories or was it the other way around? Sorry for being nosy and naggy But wish that I could read more of Your poems...

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Amany Sayed
01:54 Jan 29, 2021

It was a chill story! One could say it was a little plotless, but I think chill. One thing is you may want to cut the italics since it's all diary entries, so it's pointless and a little hard on the eyes. I'd suggest only the dates and signatures are in italics. That's what I do with my diary stories. I found the insults on basketball funny :) Keep writing!

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Maya
20:25 Jan 28, 2021

Here's the link if you want to play: https://skribbl.io/?7jwI8HoamrKc

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Maya
20:30 Jan 28, 2021

Does it work for you?

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Maya
20:28 Jan 28, 2021

:DDD

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Heyyyy everyone! An amazing person named Alpha Wolf (her real name is Julia) asked me to write a story about her, and gave a bio of how she wanted her character to be like. So I decided to do that! So basically, this story is dedicated to her in a way. Hope you enjoyed! :)

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Zelda C. Thorne
07:21 Feb 02, 2021

Hi, loved the use of diary entries! I need to try that for a story. Well done ๐Ÿ‘

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17:23 Jan 29, 2021

Hey, Laila are any prompts interesting you this week? I kinda have an idea for one.

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Yes they are! What's your idea? I have already written a story for "the long estranged parent", so let's pick a different prompt.

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03:01 Jan 30, 2021

I have an idea for the one about the character getting betrayed by their last family member.

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Aww man, I just did that one! But I have an idea for the one where the character cut ties with their family member. I can do Part 1, where it is the backstory, and you can do Part 2 where it is the present and the readers understand the reason for why the character cut ties with the other?

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22:30 Jan 30, 2021

HOW DO YOU HAVE SO MUCH TIME TO WRITE ALL THESE STORIES?! but that sounds good :)

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Haha, you know, I don't know that either...lol. If you like the plan, then we can start working on it! I'll do Part 1 tomorrow, and will notify you, and you can finish! :)

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Radhika Diksha
11:52 Jan 29, 2021

Shout out writer Fearless Fox https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/author/fearless-fox/ Rachel Sundar https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/author/rachel-sundar/ Shout out story https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/contests/76/submissions/50251/ These are the shout out writers of the week. Please do give them feedback in your free time. They need exposure for their fine writing.

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This was a really creative idea!! Nice job Laila!!

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i love this, it's super duper realistic XD you wrote this as if it was a normal diary and it turned out reallllllllllly good :D the emotions throughout are very obvious too XD congrats for 80 stories!!! :) love this!!!!!! ~ Amethyst

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Oh wow, thank you so much Amethyst!! :) Also, wow, you're the first person to notice it! (Seriously, I didn't even notice that...XP) Anyways, I really appreciate your comment Amethyst. Made me smile. :)

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np! You write so fast, it's amazing because that means more stories for me :D

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Maya
16:06 Jan 29, 2021

Happy Friday! Hope your day has been great so far! โœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎโœฎ Would you like to join our skribble game later today at 3:30 EST? :)

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Maya
17:29 Jan 29, 2021

Yay, we're so happy to have you play! Btw you can join our group if you would like! Also, what do you think of the new prompts?

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Maya
19:31 Jan 29, 2021

That's good! Btw I am honestly shocked seeing how many stories you have. You haven't even been on here THAT long but wow... 82 stories... it's extremely impressive. :))) <333

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