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Daily Prompt: Great Expectations

Daily Prompt: Great Expectations

 Tell us about one thing (or more) that you promised yourself you’d accomplish by the end of the year. How would you feel once you do? What if you don’t?


31.December.2013 – early afternoon

Lorraine sitting at home alone, in a straight backed chair pulled up to a wooden table. The only sound is the scratching from her scribbling furiously in her journal using a pen that writes with purple ink.

 Resolutions 2014

Lose 5 pounds before the reunion
Call Mom more often
Get that rattle fixed on the car
Walk every day
Spend more quality time with Ted
Bring more fresh cut flowers indoors
Learn to ski
Get that promotion at work
Take better care of myself

 Scene shift – same date, same time

Ted sitting at home in a recliner, drinking beer in front of a big flat-screen TV with the volume cranked. A football game on the air. On the TV tray next to him sits a discarded envelope and the stub of a yellow #2 pencil with the eraser chewed off.

Pan in on the envelope.

Written on the back is:

 Resolutions 2014

Win the lotto
Never make another New Year’s resolution


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