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Day 25 – Prompt #65: Visit

I have a book called Complete the Story and it has 150 interesting writing prompts. I recommend it to anyone who often faces writer’s block. I am going to try to do one every other day. This is day 25, and prompt #65 in the book. Today, my challenge was to not make the story as dramatic as perhaps is expected.

Prompt: I looked at my watch for the third time in as many minutes. I knew I was doing it but couldn’t stop myself. I’d been waiting so long, and it was almost time. I could hear my heart ticking in sync with the second hand and prayed they wouldn’t be late. My brain couldn’t handle it. Another hour-long minute passed before…

I looked at my watch for the third time in as many minutes. I knew I was doing it but couldn’t stop myself. I’d been waiting so long, and it was almost time. I could hear my heart ticking in sync with the second hand and prayed they wouldn’t be late. My brain couldn’t handle it. Another hour-long minute passed before I finally saw a figure walking through the sliding doors, down the wide hallway, toward us. “Is that her?” I asked, excited, but I was met by a collective no, sorry from everyone else.

I sighed and put my hand up on my forehead, because I was convinced at the time that that tactic instantly made one’s vision better. The door remained as far away as ever, but there was no way my imagination was going to accept that. I kept squinting, looking for her.

After what seemed like an eternity, and several more Is that her?s and No, Anna, that’s not her either.s, finally a short, dark-haired woman walked briskly toward us with a wide grin.

“Is that her!?!?” I asked hurriedly, and as soon as the yes exited my mom’s lips, I dropped my tiny, three-year-old-size, empty ladybug suitcase (which for some reason I had insisted on bringing even though I was not the one traveling) and raced toward her. “Aunt Lili!”

My aunt scooped me up and greeted me with a warm hug. “Hi, Anna! It’s so good to see you! I haven’t seen you since you were just a little baby! You’re so big now,” she remarked, to which I proudly puffed out my chest as she set me back down and together we walked, hand in hand, back to the rest of my family.

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A teenager obsessed with words of all kinds. When I’m not reading or writing, I like drawing, musical theatre, and D&D.

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