Writing Exercises to Free My Mind

Again, first person snippets meant to help me open my mind a bit in my original writing. (Nothing to do with me personally). –Dani

Exercise:

It was strange to wake up from that dream after so many years of nothing. Seeing his blue eyes that held the warmth of a tropical sea made me want to melt into the sands on the shore so that I could feel his warmth wash over me. He was a part of my past, and I had so much to look forward to that I could not let this little piece of history pop up and ruin everything. I had worked hard to forget him, what we had, and I had moved on — or so I hoped. Clearly, I had not let go enough to escape his effects, or the doubts I thought I had put to rest — even if it was only a dream.

I sighed.

I was on the eve of blissful happiness, and he had to come back to haunt my dreams and make me question whether I could go through with it. What if I was wrong and my future had always been with the love of my past? What if I was settling? No, that was unfair. Love is one of the greatest truths, and I loved deeply — family, friends, the man who had given me this ring, and the man that had shattered my heart. I loved him still; love wasn’t always enough, though, when on the quest to find that one person who complemented your soul.

— H. Danielle Crabtree