Love and Hate – Writing Prompt

I’ve been editing my memoir on Scribophile but not doing much in the way of actual writing.

I’m going to change that.

I’m going to try dabbling in writing prompts on a regular… semi-regular… occasional basis to prevent getting rusty and enjoy getting creative.

Editing is not enjoyable. Nor is it creative. It’s tedious and uninspiring.

Here is the prompt:

2 diff descriptions

This will be a free write so it may suck, but at least I’m giving it a go.

His piercing gray eyes burrowed into mine. He ran his hands through his blonde hair and it flopped back over his forehead. I wanted to run my fingers through his hair and hold it back so I could kiss his eyelids. As though reading my thoughts, he leaned across the table to plant a gentle kiss on my cheek with his soft lips. When he leaned back, the scent of his spicy aftershave lingered in the air. He grabbed my hand and wound his fingers through mine. Only second third date but we knew so much about each other already, had so much in common: We both love Mexican food but hate Chinese; we both wanted kids, but only one; we were both allergic to lilacs, and we both love blue the color of the ocean, as well as the ocean. Gazing at his bright eyes and full lips, there was no doubt that I was sinking into a warm bath of love. 

I looked into his colorless gray eyes and looked down. It was only our first date and already I knew it was a mistake. It wasn’t just his appearance – greasy blonde hair in desperate need of a cut, ragged fingernails in need of a trim, and gray eyes that bore into my own, sending a chill of discomfort down my spine – but his aftershave too thickly to cover up his body odor. It took everything in me not to gag. When he opened his mouth to ramble about his job, his ex-girlfriend, his favorite type of music and food – not once asking me about these things – I smelled his sour breath and put my fork down to breathe through my mouth. After five minutes of this torture, I excused myself to use the bathroom, and walked out of the restaurant instead.

I found this prompt on Pinterest but it originated on Reddit.

If you decide to do a writing prompt of your own, this one or another, please comment or link back so I can check it out.

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