Upon looking back on one’s life, one might marvel at how he (or she) survived certain events. For instance, one’s 46-year-old self may wonder why his (or her) 18-year-old version got into a Tijuana stranger’s car at 2AM in a drunken bid to get back to the U.S. before curfew. Or a person may rethink walking down a dead-end alley near Chicago’s Cabrini Green in 1996’s pitch black, heading straight toward the voices of ne’er-do-well youth wielding baseball bats.
That same person could possibly NOW be baffled at his (or her) extreme willingness to stay platonically in a Baja California hotel room with a shifty someone he (or she) just met because his (or her) best friend asked him (or her) to occupy him (or her) self for a few hours while his (or her) best friend entertained a certain young man (non-platonically). Could be one, now a capable and sane adult, now questions why he (or she) spent so much damn time in Tijuana.
“One” may (or may not be) me. I mean him (or her).
Which begs the question and this week’s PROMPTuesday creative writing prompt:
What have you done that you can’t believe you actually survived?
You can be serious or funny with your response. I’m pretty confident that if you’re over the age of 20, you’ve got an answer or two that applies.
Here are the PROMPTuesday rules:
- Respond to the prompt by midnight Tuesday
- Post your response in the comments section.
- Write your response in 10 minutes of less – don’t stylize it or agonize over it or overthink it.
I’m already imaginating my response. And guess what? It didn’t happen in Tijuana!