(100 words) 4 Jan. 2018
By S.R.A. Markin
I really need to learn to watch what I say. Sitting at my computer writing, I am texting my girlfriend. We have emojis to represent that we are working: a bumble bee and a pen on paper. She writes poems, and I write short stories. I sent her the emojis earlier. I didn’t want to because I prefer talking to her, but I want to focus.
I told her that I am expanding an old character of mine and using my shitty life to build on his life.
“You think your life is shitty? :(”
I wait to respond.