Writing 101: Give and Take


The assignment is to write a post based on the compare and contrast of two things. This is also a response for today’s promptPick a letter, any letter. Now, write a story, poem, or post in which every line starts with that letter.

I wanted to write this for a while but I just didn’t have enough motivation. So here I go…

I stretched my hands into the air. I’ve just taken my last final. I’m finally free of all schoolwork. “Good, relax tonight, tomorrow you work.”

I glared at my mother wanted to say, free does not mean free and it certainly does not mean you can bombard me with things to do but I got tongue-tied. Two days later, I come home from work. “What took you so long?”

“I have to wait for this.” I showed her the paycheck.

“I saw a new job in my email. Go apply for it.”

I shook my head fiercely. “No way, nuh uh. I’m not applying another job. I already have enough.” I might want to earn money but not like this. Two jobs are enough and if I apply for anymore jobs, I might be dead before retirement. 

“I only want you to be active. Anything beats sitting on your ass the whole day earning $10 an hour.” Excuse me, I wanted to say but once again, I was so irritated at this point I was tongue-tied.

“I am already plenty busy with these two jobs. Besides if I make so much money, it’ll all just go to the government anyway.”

“Incidentally, the more you work, the more you can get back in taxes, have you thought about that?” LIES LIES LIES, not if I have to pay double taxes on that one job you got me.

“I don’t want another job, okay. I have to spend the summer studying for the GMAT.” No thanks to you.

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