This is kind of strange to do a post for Trifecta’s weekend challenge: Trifexta without having a 33 word count, but I guess since a Haiku only has three lines, I guess that works too! The last time I did a Haiku was in my senior year of high school. I also remember having my aide explain to me three or four times how to do it, because I’m slow and could not figure it out whatsoever. I have seen a writing challenge just for Haiku, a fellow blogger Maggie Grace does them on her blog and Twitter a lot. I think they’re fun and sweet little stories. I might be a little rusty, but I’m going to attempt this to the best of my ability. If you don’t know what they are,
HAIKU (noun) : an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively.
“The heat mixed With a cool breeze it Made a storm.”
What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week: THUNDER
It was a night in the theatre; as the storm began to start.
The director gave his bow as he turned his back to the black symphony, it had begun in the sounds of sweet and sultry flooded the hearts of many.
You could drop a pen on the ground and never hear it over the thunder of strings and percussion overruling the room.
The lightning strikes at the same time as the harp soothes the audience in their seats, the rain hitting the roof up above meets with the cymbals clashing on stage.
The faster the performance goes, the slower the storm outside and as they both start to fade away, all is left is a crowd of people clapping their hands cheering, and the sun shining through the clouds.
Write a piece for the word, using the third definition. The piece must be no less than 33 words and no more than 333 words. You have to use the word given to you. The word for this week is TURKEY and the third definition is “three successive strikes in bowling.” And no, I did not know that word meant that too.
It was the afternoon, my mom and sister were fiddling with their phones while I was bored out of my skull. I had remembered about the fun times my sister and I had playing with our Wii. I thought after a few more practices I think I could get better at Just Dance. After asking for her to play with me, twice. She finally caved in and said, “I’ll set it up for you, but I’m not going to play with you.” Inside I was sad, but then again it could help if I just did it by myself. So I said, “that’s fine” and she set it up for me. I played a couple of rounds and had my workout for the day. My legs could only take so much movement before I fall out of my own chair. So when I took a break, I wondered if we still had those sport games or not. After bragging about the points I got, I asked my sister if we still the sports. She said “yes” with a heavy sign, like I was annoying her. We’re sisters, we’re supposed to do that from time to time. Anyways, I exit out of Just Dance and attempted to get myself through Tennis and Bowling. I’ve played Tennis probably twice and I’ve never played Bowling before. My sister has, she said it was difficult. Lucky for her, I like challenges. As long as I don’t fall out of my wheelchair while playing it, I’ll be okay. Well I tried to do my first swing and failed miserably. Try holding it with your foot, push the button underneath, while balancing her body on the edge of the seat. It’s not easy! Well, in a normal person’s eyes if they saw my score sheet they would say I wasn’t any good, but the turkey was probably my favorite thing about it. I didn’t see the others. I told my most and sister. They were proud of me too!
Well, today has been somewhat boring. Not as bad as spending three days in a row in a boring spell, but it could get there if I don’t do much tomorrow. I’ve been listening to the new releases of Ellie Goulding and Avril Lavigne throughout the day. I also even tried to listen to Avenged Sevenfold’s new album this morning, but I think having my speakers on the lowest volume it will go without waking up my dad in the next room, just ruined my moment of listening to it. I think I’ll listen to it in a bit or if I’m bored as crap tomorrow, I’ll listen to it then instead. I’ve been looking for more “easy” DIY nail art designs. I think I’m obsessed, I had to fight back saying to my dad that if he was a girl, I would decorate his nails too, not once but TWICE!!! What is wrong with me? I am literally going to have to go to CVS soon and get some more colors because I’m pretty sure Blondie is going to want her school’s colors on her nails, since she’s picked the Ombre design. I can’t wait to try that out on her nails! I’m not in a mood to do much, like reading or coming up with a poem. However, my mom found the movie “Van Heising” last night before I (she) went to bed. My dad had been watching it while my mom was getting me ready for therapy and I was very into it. Honestly, I have a lady crush on Kate Beckinsale and thinks Hugh Jackman is really hot with long hair. So you can’t blame me there. I actually got to see how it starts and finishes today, so I was pretty happy that my mom found it last night. It’s pretty good and it came out before the vampire hype too.
To those who haven’t seen it, here is the trailer:
I’ve had another long day, but luckily for me it involved therapy, going over to my nana’s, ice cream, and getting my nails done! If I thought therapy wore my ass out this morning, spending three hours with my nana did the trick. After my mom dropped me off at therapy, she went to go tan and then stopped by the store to get me another lunchable. I loved getting those as a kid and love getting them now! I really like the bigger ones with a drink and treat inside! If you want to relive your childhood, that’s how you do it. It’s still good after all these years trust me. Anyways, when she came back to pick me up, she told me I looked like shit and honest to God I felt like it too. I was so freaking tired! After she took me to my nana’s, she fixed me my pizza lunchable and forgot that there was a drink in there and ended up fixing me a RC instead. After I ate the pizza, she gave me some of her chips and dip. It was yummy! After that somehow I was still hungry and I remembered how much I wanted some of my ice cream last weekend, so she fed me some of my cookie dough ice cream.
I knew she wanted to remove my nail polish on my finger and toe nails, but I don’t think neither one of us thought we were both going to get new colors on our nails. It was just a week ago that I did my DIY nail art on her nails and today I taught her a new trend. She removed my old polish first of my nails and I decided on two colors, black and a color called “blueberry” it is like a mix between purple/pink/red. Honestly it really does look like blueberry after it’s been smashed. Sorry to get semi-gross but it’s the truth! My ring finger is the one painted in black. I am wearing my Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries shirt, so it’s got some white, black and purple and it meshes well with them. Trying to take a picture of them though was no luck. Thank god we kept the toes in the same concept. So getting a picture of them was somewhat easy to do! I think they look very mysterious and I love them! I’ve never had black polish on my nails before so I like it. Here are what my feet look like:
My nana’s nails were switched up. She wanted to take off the bumblebee nails I think Thursday, so she did them when she took off my nail polish. While she was getting something from the other room, I already went ahead and shook up all of her polishes just in case and she ended up going with a burgunday color for her toes–yes, I painted her toe nails too! She had said she liked some of the pins I had pinned in one of my boards on Pinterest about DIY nail art with the glitter. So she went and got these packets of glitter, one of them was filled with gold and I went through and picked out this really light pink that would look really great with it. She didn’t think it was going to show up well on her nails, but you got to have some faith in letting me do your nails. I did her toes first and that was an adventure! She has a cute little burgundy mole on the top of one of her toes. I’ve never done toes before so that was my first. She painted her nails with the first coat in that pink and then after adding the second coat on her thumbs we grabbed a paper plate and put newspaper under our feet, just in case. I sprinkled the gold glitter on top of her nail and she turned her nail over on the plate to get the excess off. After they were done, I finished the rest of her nails off with their last coat of polish. I thought they turned out pretty cute and girly!
I kind of wish I could do my mom’s nails but she’s not allowed to have them done because of work. However, I think I have her talked into letting me do her toe nails instead! Blondie also saw them and liked them, but they reminded her that she needed to get hers done. Well, I’ll do them instead. I’m actually going to send her a few designs we can try while she’s home this weekend! I think I’m having too much doing these things but I love to do them!
Well, my sister has been officially at her college for a week. This time last weekend, we were saying our goodbyes. Now this weekend she’ll be coming home and I am getting very happy! It’s so strange to not have her walk in and out of my room a hundred times to use the laptop. It’s also weird to go by her room in the mornings and the door is closed and know she’s not even in there sleeping, she’s gone to her classes instead. I’m still proud of my sister. I don’t remember much of the time I spent almost four months in St. Louis, for when I had my surgeries. I know she was worried about me and missed me, but I don’t remember much of that time about being away from her most of the time. I was probably feeling the same but I had so many distractions around me at that time that nobody knew it. Since she’s been gone, I have been listening to both Country music and Rap music off and on for the last seven days. I even watched a Behind The Music on VH1 yesterday afternoon of a rapper that I had liked WAY back. All that did was make me want to listen to the two albums I have of his and it’s been weird to listen to them and remember the joy of buying them at Wal-Mart.
Today, I was waken up by two things, a motorcycle riffing up and our dog ChiChi barking her head off. Any chance of sleeping in until noon went right out the door. I finally sat up an hour later and hooked up my mini speakers into the laptop and jammed out to get my body awake. Within a half hour later, my dad comes walking in and asks me if we have anymore blank CDs. I had no idea because I don’t normally use them anymore and I didn’t know how many CDs my mom has made since the second of August. He found one blank CD and had me make him a copy for a family friend. Honestly I was happy to do this for not him but myself too, because I needed to update my iPod and take out a lot of songs I no longer listen to and add some songs that I’ll probably listen to once and that’s it. I was in the middle of putting songs on my iPod and I found one album of an artist, but I couldn’t find the other one. I looked everything, but no luck. Well, I finally gave up and went into my room and grabbed it out of my massive CD case. I have WAY too many CDs–Did I just say that out loud? Trying to get out of my room with a CD glued to my pinkie toe was not the best thing to do. I ended up running into my desk, door (about five times), my bed, my fan (twice) and to top everything off I even ran over both of my remotes. Luckily, I didn’t break or drop anything. When I finally went back in there I opened the CD drive and realized I should probably check one last time. I looked once more and there it was, the damn CD I wanted. I just did all that work for nothing, but then again if it wasn’t in there then I would have done a good thing. I downloaded everything and found I was missing a song that I have forgotten about and it’s been YEARS since I’ve listened to it. So I told myself the next time I go to update my iPod that song is being added. It’s already checked and ready too.
So I’ve just heard that not only is N’Sync coming back tonight on the VMAs (Video Music Awards) but so is DANITY KANE! I am so overjoyed it’s unbelievable! I’m so glad the girls are coming back and did you see their new picture too? They look beautiful and fierce! I definitely have anymore excuses not to watch it tonight. However, it kind of sucks that most of the music that is nominateed isn’t what I listen to on a daily basis. Granted I do love Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, but that’s mostly it. Thankfully metal is too raw to go mainstream. Even though I do get excited to see both Linkin Park get played on the “pop” stations every once in a while. By the way, do you remember this song?