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"Laura"'s Habits

by carli auriti | Score: 3150

"I'm starting to feel like Laura Ingalls Wilder out here!" She yelled from across the yard while I watched through the window. This winter has been the longest and coldest either of us have experienced in our lifetimes. The closest I've seen before was when I was wee and learning how to drive. My oddly unpleasant driving instructor wouldn't let me wear my winter coat because he thought I would be able to see less out the window from it...he was an interesting man. I giggled as I remembered the experience, watching "Laura" spill her hot chocolate as she came running inside. This diligent bank clerk is the woman my heart and mind are devoted to. When the time came long ago to choose her profession, she refused to pick anything creative so that she could save her passion of that sort'a thing for out of work times.

The door slammed shut from the cold as she kicked her boots off and hung her thick jacket messily on the hook. I went to fix it, as I do, as she jogged to the kitchen to put on her goggles and grab a bottle of syrup from the fridge. It was possibly her strangest habit, but one I loved the most. She was so terrified of getting syrup anywhere near her face in fear she would glue her eye shut (she tends to rub them a lot when she's getting tired, which is always) so she always wore the goggles. She is singlehandedly the most wonderful person on this planet.

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Letter Use the letter D
Event Winter is long and extremely cold
Words Reach 50 words
Character An unpleasant driving instructor
Letter Use the letter A
Words Reach 100 words
Character A diligent bank clerk
Prop Include a pair of water goggles
Words Reach 200 words
Prop Include a bottle of syrup
Letter Use the letter I

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