Thursday, October 30, 2014

Look Alike - 31 Days

Whew!  Since tomorrow is Five Minute Friday, today is the last "regular" day of the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes.  I've enjoyed this last month, and it's been a challenge.  I believe that writing more is the key to writing better, and this challenge has definitely stretched me.  I'll look forward to doing it again next time, but for now I'm ready for a break. :)

For today I'm using this writing prompt, which is from The Daily Post:
You step into an acquaintance's house for the first time, and discover that everything--from the furniture, to the books, to the art on the wall--is identical to your home.  What happens next?
START

"Whoa, this place is a mess!"

Oops, did I say that out loud?

I look around and see an entryway that looks familiar.  Very, very familiar.  Exactly like mine.  It's an odd feeling, but it's like seeing my own space through fresh eyes.

"Um, nice place."

Everything is in neutral colors:  Chef White walls and beige carpet.  The living room is sparsely furnished with an old love seat, a lamp, a dead plant, and another plant--this one tall enough to bend to get light from the window.  The dining room holds overflowing bookcases, a table that's used as a desk, and a few mismatched chairs.

Look at that pile of yarn.  Obviously someone accumulated it and then quit crocheting.

I walk down the hallway and see the powder room.

Finally, a room that isn't all neutral!  The walls here are an interesting shade of greenish blue that probably doesn't coordinate with any colors other than the white vanity and the gray counter.  And, of course, the Chef White paint on the trim.

The kitchen, too, is strikingly familiar.  Again, someone needs to declutter this space.

If you haven't read the last ten issues of that magazine, please cancel the subscription.

STOP

Out of time, and I wanted to describe the family room, which is our prettiest room and our haven!

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1 comment :

  1. I would think it was a compliment that they like our style... but then would totally be freaked out at the stalkerish of it all...
    we have lots of beige/light brown in our house --- all furniture ;)

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