Simple Reason~ #JanuaryWriting #3tc #themagicshop

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Doctor Elizabeth Jasper felt her back burn up as she sat down on the black leather interior of her ’44 Oldsmobile.  She rolled the window down and remained there for a moment as the heat that was trapped inside slowly escaped. Despite the intense temperature of a car that had been parked in the desert sun for hours, Dr. Jasper wasn’t ready to drive away just yet. This was a big decision. She had debts to consider. A new mortgage on a small house that had to be addressed. Her son with a disability that required expensive treatments. These were real things to grasp, things to worry about. The tangible fears of where her next paycheck would come from, stopped her from leaving this place for the final time.

Then the discovery that made her walk out in the first place, raised its emotional hands and grabbed her by the neck once again. The sickening thought of her being involved in something ungodly, snuffed out all her financial realities.  A realization she had made hours previous that was still turning her stomach inside out.  All of the research that she had been doing,  hours of calculations and the endless theoretical brainstorming discussions were all intended for one single, dark purpose.  The eventual construction of one very real, atomic bomb. She was hired (and paid quite handsomely) to merely come up schematics and mathematical probabilities for some undisclosed, scientific projects. As it turned out, she was merely a small cog in a much bigger machine.

The sweat began to flow into her eyes as she sat there, waiting. The undeniable core of her identity questioning the doubtless hesitation in leaving. Her belief system in the sanctity of life and the role of God that men take-on, was suddenly being challenged by the basic needs of  suburban survival. She looked up at the New Mexico sun as it brightened throughout the heavens. A simple reason was what she silently prayed for in justifying any final choice that she would make.  The world was slowly changing around Dr. Jasper. She however, remained immobile in her ambiguity on what decision could she possibly live with for the rest of her life.

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Written using the following prompts:

January Writing Prompt – A simple reason was she needed – Day 30/31

Three Things Challenge #30 – bomb, desert, jasper

Walked away ~#Januarywriting #poetry #themagicshop

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Her paradise crumbled from discovery

She uncovered his colors

A cold disbelief gets replaced with welcomed anger

Lies created this reality

This present washes away past delights

Moments were magic

Tricking her perceptions

Flowers given,  passion connected

Prince charming presumed real

This daily mirage now vanished by a mysterious text

The cracking doubt spread quickly

Allegations forced from pain

His confession brings the curtain down

She had been the fool cast in her own play all along

The scars will fade with days past

Baggage is carried away from this lesson

She’ll walk away and take all of this with her

Victimization builds character

A stronger self now marches forward

 

 

January Writing prompt And she walked away, She took it all with her Day 15/30

Prepared for battle, she made her presence known~#JanuaryWriting #themagicshop

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She remembers them teasing with misguided hate

Labels of ignorance that dictated her fate

Bookworm, fag, weirdo and nerd

She was merely just shy and socially awkward

These rituals of judgement ruined her teen years

The status of worthlessness  falsely  given by peers

A thirty year mark brought bring them all back together

To celebrate those days that are recalled as better

Some of them laugh about their past bullying choices

Their former target then arrives silencing all voices

Prepared for battle, she makes her presence known

A successful executive who will gladly make them all atone

January Writing prompts- Prepared for battle, she makes her presence known -Day 11/31

January Writing Prompts