December Writing Challenge: Day 12

Day 12: Name and explain the one guilty pleasure that you can’t live without. ie: That cupcake shop you visit weekly, a book you read repeatedly to find solace in, etc. Then explore the idea of how you would feel if you gave that thing up for a year.

This is a really hard prompt for me to write about. I honestly can’t think of anything that I have or do that I would consider a guilty pleasure. While I do have several things that I would very much not like to be without for a year, I wouldn’t consider any of them to be something I couldn’t live without for a year. Some of these things include my books, QB (QuoteBook), Starbucks, and music. Technically, I guess I could count my hands as well, because then I wouldn’t be able to write; however, I left that out, because something tells me if I lost my hands for a year, I’m probably not going to get them back. There’s a limited time frame for reattachment, and I think a year goes well beyond that time frame.

Quite honestly, I think the hardest of these things to live without would have to be the books. I spend a lot of time reading and writing, and these activities help me escape for a while from the boredom and sometimes overwhelming real world. And, unless you’re Richelle Mead, the story typically ends in a good way, only slightly hinting that something worse is coming down the pipeline in the next book. Don’t get me wrong. Richelle Mead is an amazing right, but she’s known for her amazing cliffhangers that typically leave the reader slightly fiery about having to wait 6-12 months for the next book to come out. Great things, those cliffhangers…

I try not to think about being so attached to something that I couldn’t imagine life without it, but I think that a world without books (if even for a year) would definitely be a sad world indeed. Let’s do everyone a favor and not live in one of those worlds. I like my books exactly where they are, sitting on my bookshelf and waiting to be read.

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