Monday, August 30, 2010

Make It Up Monday Issue #2 Submission

So I found this awesome blog through the Blogs of Note feature on my Dashboard--and, at risk of sounding redundant, I think it's pretty awesome. 52 Weeks of Wordage, maintained by Stef, is a blog essentially about writing--chronicling its highs, lows and the curve balls along the way. There are also awesome slice-of-life posts, which are often charming and warmly humourous.

Aside from going through a list of writing exercises, Stef also hosts a weekly contest called 'Make it Up Monday' where the rules are simple. Every Monday, she'll be posting a lovely picture and the goal is to cook up something creative, write it down, don't make it too long and submit it in the comments section. More details here.

Well, I thought this was a snazzy idea and said to myself, "Hey, why not join?" I needed the writing exercise anyway.

This week's picture this lovely little thing down here:

Courtesy of Getty Images

And this here's my entry:

It's not so much as the inconvenience of having to wait for the car to get fixed, it's just the things you can't quite fix yourself.

Things that aren't physically incapacitating but still leave your heart gaping, a hole that mercifully you've become numbed to. But it still doesn't change the fact that there's still an emptiness inside you yearning to be filled.

"Car's ready," he says, a shaky smile appearing reluctantly on his face.

He wipes a bead of sweat from his forehead and looks at you with guarded eyes, cautious eyes--and as much as you want to return that smile, you can't.

Because whatever this little road trip was supposed to do, no matter how much "bonding" the two of you share in these next few days, you know that nothing can mend these hollow memories, these neglected years.

Because how do you fix something that wasn't there in the first place?

You should definitely check this blog (and weekly contest) out! You can submit entries until Thursday at 5 PM, so there's plenty of time.

Anywho, cheers!