Prompts are push-ups for writers. It’s an exercise that tones the creative gut by cutting away the fat. Not all prompts are created equal. There are good prompts that challenge you, and then there are prompts that will leave you balled up in a corner, laying waste to a package of Oreo cookies. I dig the latter, obviously.
Karen Craven from Table for One gained the inspiration for this prompt whilst watching Nature on PBS. So a special thank you to PBS, and your pledge check is in the mail. Check out her post here. And then a certain trouble maker (Ahem . . that means you Dale) from A Dalectable Life took up the challenge and delivered the smoothest Canadian import since Crown Royal. Read her up right here.
Okay, the prompt. Use the 10 words listed below in a post. And to add some hilarity to the occasion, I opened my big trap and exclaimed . . I’ll do it! And then I followed that up with in 150 words! Because I am a tad bit unhinged.
So, without further ado . . . Metamorphosis.
Here she was, Pamela Gilbride . . the virgin. And she was taking flight, loosing herself from the barbed wire existence of high school senior in the City of Angels. She was saying goodbye to the little girl who gave it up free of charge. Graduation from juvenile pursuits meant taking control of your own destiny and steering your rudder into uncharted territory.
‘John’ would be her first. She could feel his hover in all the places that counted- as if he had an antenna tuned in to her deepest desires, And his touch . . it was a thunder clap that stirred her innocent soul. And so what if all this was make believe? She was a painted lady now, and she was getting paid. Her previous existence as bubble gum posse ring leader had undergone a radical metamorphosis.
“Aaand . . cut! An Oscar’s in your future, Miss Gilbride . . .” Said the director.