Every day I get to come here, to this beautiful old house, with this beautiful view, to this tiny apartment full of light and charm, to write. The house is full of other creative people: painters, textile artists... The creating has seeped into the walls. I make myself tea and sit down and edit in blissful solitude and silence. I thank my lucky stars every damn day.
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Welp. Deadline has descended. I can guarantee this is what I will look like at any given time during the next two weeks as I consume copious amounts of diet Pepsi, super extra dark roast coffee, Funyuns, Luna bars, yogurt, and eggs (because protein) while listening to way too much pop music and SHINee because I hide my destructive ways well (can't really hide the whole turning into a duck thing though...)BRING ON THE RECURRING UNHEALTHY DEADLINE LIFESTYLE BECAUSE I NEVER SEEM TO LEARN MY LESSON #amwriting #amediting #ADAMbook
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(continued...) "I studied Business Management and she studied fashion. She was always into the latest fashion and beauty trends and I was always more...level headed, I guess. I mean, don't get me wrong. She was extremely smart but she was just too superficial. At the time I thought it was quite cute how she always cared about appearances but after a while, it got annoying as she tried to change the way I walked, the clothes I wore, what I ate and my workout routine - which was non existent at the time..." Andile broke off with a sheepish smile.
MaKhumalo frowned and said, "She was trying to mold you into what she wanted you to be. Why didn't you put your foot down?" "I guess I didn't wanna hurt her feelings," he shrugged. "Oh, I don't know ma. I guess I thought that I was in love. I'd been playing the field for a while and I guess I just wanted something more meaningful and I thought that she might be it. We were always joined at the hip. We practically lived together at Res, that's how close we were. My friends didn't approve of her, said she'd break my heart. And you know what's the funny thing?" She shrugged with a concerned frown still in place and asked softly, "What?" He shook his head in disbelief. "The one friend that hated her the most? He was my best friend. We've known each other since we were kids. We were inseparable, almost like brothers. Heck, we called each other " brother" and we even looked like we were brothers. Same dark looks, same built and even matching haircuts." He smiled fondly at the memory, but then his face clouded when another memory took over. "He warned me to stay away from her, that she was bad news and she'd break my heart and you know what? Mike was right. She did heart me a few years later, just like he said she would. She did break my heart, just like he said she would, but what he didn't say...is that she would accomplish all of that, with his help." MaKhumalo gasped and brought her hands up to cover her lips, but before she could say anything, his iPhone rang. He looked at the caller ID and gave her a wry smile. "Speak of the devil..." He excused himself and answered in a clipped tone. "Yeah? I'm on my way."
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And so another week begins. Do you have anything big coming up this week?
Tagged by @b.w.ginsburg48 for #topfivevillains! Let's see...
😈 Claude Frollo
😈 AIDAN from Illuminae
😈 Moriarty 😏 from the books!
😈 Javert (though in not sure he was a villain tbh...)
😈 Lady de Winter from The Scarlet Pimpernel
😈 Ok that was like...really hard. I think I read a lot of books that don't have real "villains"...they're more just antagonists. Idk 🙈 Not going to tag anyone this time; jump in if you want to take this one!
One more #socklesssunday before the weather turns cool!
• #quirkylitchallenge: Miguel de Cervantes: whimsical. Hopefully this picture is a bit whimsical 🙈 Have you read Don Quixote? Did you like it?
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