These days it seems like I am always indebted to paisley, for she has a knack for finding the coolest things. Through her blog why paisley I learned about a new writing site, Writer's Island, which will debut on September 11. There is a prompt for writers already, and we are encouraged to produce our works and post them on the new site on Sept 11. The writing prompt is is "my imaginary life."
When I was younger (especially during high school and college) my imaginary life was my sanctuary, the place I would go when I was bored or upset. Whenever I had a crush on a boy, I would live a romance with him inside my head, a convoluted story of star-crossed lovers getting together in the end. Whenever I felt unappreciated, I had fantasies of being sick in the hospital, surrounded by friends and family, getting flowers from my secret crush.
Now that I am older, my imaginary life is free from financial concerns and full of travels and peaceful moments. My children never talk back and always do everything I tell them to do. My husband and I don't have to work, so I can dedicate my life to writing. I have a house that is always clean and uncluttered. I cook wonderful meals and entertain often. My French and Italian are fluent. I have a house by the beach. I go back to college and get a second degree, this time in anthropology. Or maybe archeology.