7 Day Writing Challenge – Day 4
7 Day Writing Challenge – Day 4
Welcome to day 4 of the 7 day writing challenge. I will link day 1- day 3 below. Today the inspirational word is HEART. Which is very fitting since today is Valentine’s day. So Happy Valentine’s Day dear readers. May your day be filled with love and kindness. I hope you enjoy today’s writing sample.
7 Day Writing Challenge – Day 4 – HEART
My hands are sweating, and I keep tugging at my dress. Oh, why did I agree to this? A date, really? A blind date at that. Maggie insisted and I have said no so many times before that I finally gave in this time. â€œStop Bev,â€ Maggie chided. â€œIâ€™m sorry. I canâ€™t believe I let you talk me into this. I have not dated since, well you know since when,â€ I cried. â€œExactly!â€ she said with such conviction.
It has been a little over a year since I even considered dating someone. I donâ€™t know if I am ready. One year ago, my life was so different, drastically different. â€œSeriously Maggie, I donâ€™t think I can do this. Please let’s just go,â€ I tried to grab her hand and pull her away from the coffee shop. â€œBev it is coffee. A double date for just coffee. You got a new life one year ago. A new heart. You are clean and sober. It is now time for you to enjoy your life,â€ my dear friend said as she grabbed my hand and pleaded with me. I run my hand over my scar. She is right. It is time to start living again.
Maggie and I find a table as we wait for our dates. Her boyfriend was bringing a golf buddy of his that he swears to Maggie is a perfect match for me. I chuckle at that because I do not even know what the perfect match is for me. I am a website designer and work from home. I can spend an entire week in my pajamas thanks to living in the city. Everything can be delivered to you. Maggie is a social worker and my best friend. She helped me get to where I am at today. I am a recovering alcoholic. Of course, that is what ultimately saved my life.
A little over a year ago I was in a wreck. A wreck I caused because I was plastered. Thankfully I did not hurt anyone else but during my ER visit they found out my heart was not working right. Actually, I was told, â€œBev your heart is barely pumping blood to where it needs to go. I am surprised you can even walk around. You need a transplant now or you will die.â€ That was Dr. Sing. I entered a 30-day inpatient program to detox which almost killed me and was placed on the transplant list in the hopes of getting a heart before mine decided it had enough.
Strangely I did not wait long. Before I even left the hospital, I had surgery and received a heart from one of the individuals that died in a mass train accident. I touch my scar again as I think about the moment, I met his family. That was their only request. His name was River Hearrt. Fitting, right?
Maggie shakes me out of my daydreaming as our dates approach the table. Maggieâ€™s boyfriend moves aside as he says, â€œBev, this is my great golf friend, Lake Hearrt.â€ My heart skipped a beat. He was Riverâ€™s twin.
Ok, dear readers, what did you think? I am really enjoying this creative writing challenge. I recently took a creative writing class online and it said to write daily to improve your skills. Tomorrow the inspirational word is BUTTON. I am thinking of another poem for this word. Let me see your work. Either post a link in the comments or tag me in your post so I can check it out and share it! XOXO.