Writing Prompt: A Secret Vengence

Note: I will be alternating writing prompts and journal prompts. One week I’ll do a random journal prompt I find online and the next I’ll do a writing prompt. I’m not sure if I’ll do the writing prompts based on two words like I did before or look the prompts up. I may even be open to suggestions for both.

I knew that I was being hunted. I had known for quite some time. The only thing I didn’t know is if it was my entire team that was in danger or just me. It took a few weeks, but I finally had a plan hatched. I was going to draw the threat out. 

My plan was to hire two people to sit at a restaurant and chat about their work. One will be pretending to be me. Figuring out who to hire was the hard part. I didn’t know who I could get on such short notice that would pull off such a ruse. 

Then it hit me. Prostitutes. I knew they were good at adapting to whatever their clients needed. It just so happened that I knew of a website that specialized in that area. They targeted a more secret society so to speak. I only knew of the website because I helped start it.

Once the plan was in motion, I quickly found two people who I thought would be ideal for the job. The female looked so much like me it was uncanny. Her name on the website was listed as Zara. The male looked like somebody I used to know. For all I know, it could have been him. His name was listed as Skyler. 

I reached out to both of them via chat and told them the details. They both thought that they were informants to a reporter about a bank job gone wrong. They thought they were there to get inside information about the incident by pretending to work at the same bank. Neither of them knew that the other was being hired. Zara was being paid extra to say her name was Amber. They didn’t need to know anything else. 

Once they agreed and were paid, I made reservations at a favorite restaurant of mine and sent them the information for their table. I had made a reservation for myself as well. I put myself across the restaurant, but still had a good view of the two. I would be able to see their interaction and who came near them. The microphone that I planned to plant before they got there would ensure that I would be able to hear everything. 


Getting through the rest of the week was hard. I somehow managed. Before I knew it, it was time to head to my reservation. I informed the owner ahead of time so I could be allowed to access the table and plant my device. I was seated and out of sight before they even got there. 

The first thing Zara did was order the most expensive wine on the menu. I figured she would. I’ve been doing homework on the two. Shortly after she ordered, Skyler showed up. I pretended to cough so that I could put the earpiece on without being too obvious. 

“What a lovely night,” Skyler mused

“It is, indeed. How was your day at work?” 

“Oh, you know. The usual. People deposit money. People take money out. Not much else,” he shrugged.

“Oh come on. You and I both know that just isn’t true.”

“What do you mean?”

“How about that thing that happened at the Brown branch last month?”

“I don’t know anything about that. What about you?” He said gazing into her eyes.

“I was hoping that you could fill me in.”

“Hello, sir and ma’am. I am happy you joined us tonight. What can I start you out with? A drink? Appetizers? Would you like to hear the specials?”

My head snapped up at the voice. I knew that voice, and I knew her. Suddenly, I knew everything I needed to know.

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Writing Prompt: New York Holiday

Note: I will be alternating writing prompts and journal prompts. One week I’ll do a random journal prompt I find online and the next I’ll do a writing prompt. I’m not sure if I’ll do the writing prompts based on two words like I did before or look the prompts up. I may even be open to suggestions for both.

Writing Prompt: You’re on holiday in a new city and you were walking along talking to a friend when you suddenly realize they’re no longer with you. What happens next?

We had just left one of the best book stores I had ever seen when it happened. I couldn’t even begin to explain it if I tried. One minute she was right beside me. The next minute she was gone. The only possible theory I had is that we had accidentally stumbled upon an unknown portal.

I had heard that New York was littered with them. Many places were since chaos had reigned the lands in the form of Eli Warsh. He wanted us to have access to every other world we could possibly have access to. The only problem is, he intentionally left them in places where nobody would know about them until it was too late.

It took the cleanup crews that the guild had sent out over two years to get as many of the portals closed as possible. Sadly, we lost many people to the portals that we will never see again. Our only comfort is that they are living a new life in another world. They live on.

I hesitantly stepped around the area to see if I could glimpse the portal without accidentally stepping into it myself. Maybe if I found the portal, I could stick my arm through and grab her and bring her back to our side. I was still investigating when a hand came out of nowhere and grabbed me. The next thing I know, my breath was knocked out of me. I was driting in currents unknown to me.

Without warning, the feeling stopped. I opened my eyes to find myself in a place completely unfamiliar to me. I had barely gotten a look around my surroundings when I heard people talking nearby.

“Got her!”

“Are you really sure this time? The last time you said this you brought this beautiful redhead to us, but she’s not the one I’m looking for.”

“Yes. The redhead was with her. I just grabbed the wrong one. I fixed my error.”

I vaguely heard her yell at me to run when the footsteps drew closer pulling them out of the shadows. I didn’t know if I should be scared or not. They both looked absolutely normal.

“Hello love. Welcome to the beginning of a new future, and a beautiful partnership with me to make all worlds a better place. I’ve been waiting for you for a long time.”

He stepped out of the shadows once he was done speaking. I gasped. I was looking into the face of a man who everybody believed dead. I was staring at Eli Warsh. He was smiling at me in a way that made his handsome features look haunted. What had I been drug into?

Writing Prompt: Write About Being Friends With Someone

Note: I will be alternating writing prompts and journal prompts. One week I’ll do a random journal prompt I find online and the next I’ll do a writing prompt. I’m not sure if I’ll do the writing prompts based on two words like I did before or look the prompts up. I may even be open to suggestions for both.

Blog Prompt: Write about being friends with someone.

I met an amazing person at my very first at-home job. We were both placed in the same chat position shift. They had two shifts. We were put on a server to chat while we worked on chats. When we were introducing ourselves, she demanded pictures of our pets. She said: pics or they don’t exist. I knew immediately that she and I were going to get along great. I wasn’t wrong.

When the chat position ended and we both wound up no longer with the company, I was so worried that we would lose touch. I was worried that she would eventually stop reaching out to me. It’s happened with previous co-workers I’ve gotten close to. Needless to say, I’m forever grateful that not only have we stayed in touch, but we’ve also grown close. She’s one of my best friends. She knows when I need her most.

Sadly, we’ve never met in person. That doesn’t make our friendship any less real to me. I plan to go visit her one day. I’m so glad she and I met. I couldn’t imagine a world without her in it. It’s one of the few gains I feel like I had with that job.

Writing Prompt: An Open Letter To My Ex

Note: I will be alternating writing prompts and journal prompts. One week I’ll do a random journal prompt I find online and the next I’ll do a writing prompt. I’m not sure if I’ll do the writing prompts based on two words like I did before or look the prompts up. I may even be open to suggestions for both.

Blog Prompt: Write a letter to an old friend or lover that you’ll never send.

Dear Ex-Lover:

I met you when I was seventeen years old. I was with somebody else. I felt something between us, but I never acted on it because I’m not like that. Random events happened that caused us all to no longer be in each other’s lives. I won’t go into detail. You were there. You experienced it too.

Fast forward a few years. I had made a horrible decision in life. I thought my life was over. I thought I was stuck where I was. Then you came back into my life. Briefly. My rebellious side welcomed you with open arms. Things happened that probably shouldn’t have happened if I’m being totally honest. Then, you were gone again. I wasn’t really shocked.

You came in and out of my life a few more times after that. I let you come back every time. I thought I was in love with you. I thought you were the one I was meant to spend the rest of my life with you. My heart shattered every time you left. Even if I wasn’t all too surprised you were gone.

I spent a good part of my life thinking about you and wondering where you were. I wondered if you were thinking of me. I was consumed by you. I now understand that it was not love I felt. It was obsession. There is a big difference between the two. You were my drug of choice. You treated me like I didn’t matter threw me aside like garbage and I just kept running back to you.

I now know what it’s like to be loved authentically. I know what it’s like to not have to beg or plead for attention and love. I also now know what it feels like to finally start to love myself. You see, I can’t fully blame you for the toxic game we played. I was to blame too. I was to blame for thinking that I didn’t matter and that I didn’t deserve any better than what I was getting.

All this being said, I want you to know that I do not wish you ill will. We were both young. We were both in dark places. We were self-destructive and toxic to each other. You challenged me to stand up for myself. You taught me a lot if I’m being honest. There will always be a part of me that loves you. You’ll always have a special piece of my heart.

I hope that wherever you are and whatever you’re doing in life is wonderful. I hope that you have a wonderful significant other and that you both treat each other wonderfully. I hope that you are a wonderful father to your wonderful children. I’d like to be friends one day, but I just don’t see that happening. I do wish you a very blessed be.


P.S.: Your spelling of your name is what encouraged me to spell Nikkie differently.

Blog Prompts: How I Came Out

Weekly Prompt: How I Came Out

I’ve known that I’ve been attracted to girls since I was nine years old. I used to shame myself for feeling the way I felt about girls for years. When I was fifteen, I quit shaming myself and let myself have crushes on girls. I wasn’t open about it, but I let myself acknowledge it. I came out as bisexual back in 2016. I was thirty years old. I had dated a few girls in secret between fifteen and then, but I still wasn’t ready for people to know. It seemed like every time I was about to come out, somebody made a comment that made me question on whether or not I should. There are still many things I’m struggling with. Like the fact that I’m gay. I figured that out last year. It really tore me up because I care very much for the person I’ve been with for the past several years. He’s my best friend. He means so much to me. Things have changed, but he’s still in my life. He’s still very important to me. There are still people I don’t tell about myself. They wouldn’t understand. I’ve been judged and treated like a black sheep most of my life. What matters is that I’m content with life. I’m happy. Every day I grow more and more comfortable in my skin.

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Blog Prompts: What I’m Grateful For

Weekly Prompt: What are you most grateful for at the moment?

The ability to get caught up on many things that I’ve fallen behind on. Losing my job has been very hard with me. However, the extra time I have right now has really helped me get caught up on reading and other things. I’m still way behind. It will probably take me a long time to get fully caught up. The point is that I’m getting there. I’m very grateful for that. I’m also grateful to have a wonderful significant other, a wonderful friend, and my mom for their support in me. It’s amazing how understanding they have been through all of this. I’m sure they know that once I’m back home I will work hard to get a job.

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Blog Prompts: A Book or Film That Stayed With You

Weekly Prompt: Write about a film or a book that has stayed with you.

This one was really easy for me. The Help has impacted me in major ways. It helped open my eyes to things that are still going on to this day. Just because they are more veiled than they used to be doesn’t mean they don’t exist. I’ll leave it at that. This is a blog post prompt and not a political statement. What I will say is that I have my beliefs and I am firm in them. That doesn’t mean I have to go flaunt them around and make others feel bad about theirs. Everybody is entitled to believe what they want to believe. But I digress. This book is powerful and strong. I still remember the quote that hit me the hardest. I believe I’ve referenced it on my blog a few times now. I could be wrong. “You is kind. You is strong. You is important.” Writing this up actually makes me want to reread the book.

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Blog Prompt: Favorite Friends Character

Weekly Prompt: Your favorite Friends character and why.

I don’t know if this is going to shock anybody or not, but my favorite Friends character would have to be Chandler Bing. I related to him so much. In many ways, I feel like Chandler is the male me. I won’t go into the details of why. Other than the sarcasm! Just saying! I really need to go back and actually watch all of these episodes and in order. I know that I know how it ends because I watched the series finale, but still. I read the last pages of a book now and then and still read the whole book!

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Blog Prompts: My Three Must Haves for Summer

This one will be simple. Every week, I’ll use Google to find a random prompt to blog about. Unless I have a request I can use. If I have a request, I’ll do that. I encourage anybody who wants to to answer the prompt as well.

This Week: Name 3 things you can’t live without during the summer.

  1. Books. That should be a given considering what my blog is consistently about! Haha! Anyway. I don’t really get a summer vacation since I’m not in school anymore. I still enjoy reading during my downtime though. If I go on vacation during the summertime, I have to have at least one book with me!
  2. Air conditioning. I’m very hot natured. You don’t want to be around me if I’m not in a cool environment. I get really cranky really fast. The heat is just not something I can bear. I’ve lived in places with no air conditioning. It’s not fun at all.
  3. My family and friends. This is any season really. I would be nothing if I didn’t have those on my team there with me. I’m so thankful they are in my life and in my corner.

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Writing Prompt: Anxiety and Stew

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Anxiety and Stew

Emily walked through the door happy to be home at last. She had had a long day and was looking forward to a nice relaxing night at home. She took her groceries to the kitchen and took her time putting them all away making sure to leave out what she needed for tonight’s dinner as she did. 

Due to some issues at work, Emily would be working from home for the next few months. She didn’t really mind. If she were being honest with herself, she’d rather work from home to begin with. She could only hope that this change would help the bosses realize that it’s an option that could be permanent. 

She was just getting the stew started when her phone rang. She decided to just ignore it and call whoever it was back. She wasn’t really in the mood to talk to anybody. She continued on chopping up the potatoes humming to herself. It wasn’t until the phone rang again almost immediately after it stopped that her anxiety started to get the best of her.


“Hello. Am I speaking with Emily Whitfield?”

“Yes. Who is this?”

“My name is Marleen. I work over at Melvira Hospital.”

“I’ve never heard of that place.”

“I’m sure you haven’t. We’re over here in Nevada.”

“That’s on the opposite side of the country from me.”

“I had a feeling.”

“Not to be mean, but why are you calling me? How did you get my number?”

“This isn’t going to be the easiest thing in the world to say so please bear with me.”

“I’m close to hanging up. You’re giving me really bad vibes.”

“That’s not my intention. I’m just not sure where to start.”

“The beginning usually works.”

“You’re right. Look. We found a Maddison Ryan. She barely has any belongings and she just kept saying your name over and over. We finally got your number from her so that we could call you and let you know that she was here and would be okay soon.”

“That’s impossible.”

“I assure you it’s not. We have Maddison here. I’m not sure what has happened to her, but it must have been horrible. She could barely even talk when she was found.”

“No. You don’t understand. Maddison Ryan is dead. She’s been dead for ten years.”

“You’re sure of that? You saw the body being buried in the ground?”

“Well… no, but she’s been missing for a long time. She’s been legally declared dead.”

“Well, you better get her declared undead real quick. Because she’s very much alive and she’s very much here and she very much needs you. Today.”

“I’m on my way.”

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