Found a wonderful site called Creative Writing Prompts. I have been meaning to try them for awhile and since I need to get my flow going before Tuesday I will be exploring some of them. If you get inspired to write by one be sure to drop me a link so I can read. Your criticism on these posts are WELCOMED and much needed. It is like the last minuet training for the writing marathon I am about to embark on!
Writing prompt# 144 weave a story using this mixed proverb: Bad News Cures All Things
Carly admitted openly that she was a bitter type of person. She really didn't care what others thought of her in that respect and would spout her sour complaints to anyone who would listen. She never could grasp why no one wanted to talk with her for hours on end about why So and So had done Such and Such to her. She would move on from friend to friend retelling each sad news that came into her realm of world view. She was the kind of so called friend that would suck the marrow of your bones dry and then take a hard bite searching for more. Gossip was the river of life she drew buckets from daily. Drama Queen was most definitely a fitting title for Carly and if there was one available she would surely wear the crown with pride.
Redirecting the course of the conversation with her into pleasant up lifting stories and taking the focus off her would of be a difficult task and almost unheard of. To get into a dialog with her was like getting caught in a spider's web with no use in trying to escape, stuck as she moved in for a kill . To say it was exasperating dealing with Carly and her self centeredness would be an understatement. To try and help her see what was right in front of her face only earned you her wrath instead of her thankfulness. She didn't know the meaning of being thankful and she was honestly confused with other's happiness. On the outside it would seem Carly's life goal was to bring other's down to the sad pit she lived in. Her life philosophy was "If I am going down, I am taking EVERYONE down with me"
Why was she like this and could she ever change? Why did she always have to be the person who thought bad news would cure all things in her own life. Why did she feel she had to thrive on drama after drama? Did she not crave Peace? Why could she not see the joy in her life? Did she not see how she only created these woes and drove people away? How can you love a person such as Carly?
Pray for all the people like Carly out there. They are sad and lonely people and it is a balance between trying to show them freedom and being caught up in despair with them. Try and remember the following Bible verse when dealing with the likes of Carly and you may manage to stay out of the cycle of vial gossip and prevent yourself from being poisoned by their negativity and turning into their clone.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.
**** Note**** Carly is not a real name ofcourse.. just one I pulled out of thin air, but we all can admit that we do know a few Carlys in our life as protrayed in this description and maybe we have in some ways been like a Carly too.