Day 288 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write one character from seven perspectives…today is his/her pet.
Shannon: I love Jake. He let’s me sleep in the bed with him, he takes me on walks, and feeds me food under the table. He never calls me a bad dog, and he gives the best belly rubs. I can’t wait until he comes home.
Erin: I don’t think he loves me very much. He always leaves and when he does come home he’s always talking and playing with that little black rectangle he has. The little one with the brown hair pays me much more attention and feeds me most days when he forgets. I think she’s my new owner. I at least hope she’s my new owner.
What does human’s best friend have to say about things?
Day 287 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write one character from seven perspectives…today is his/her enemy.
Erin: He’s little Mr. Popular now. He wasn’t always that way though. He used to be a little shit, and making friends did not come easy at that stage. I was his friend though. I made an effort. I tried to see good and I did. In fifth grade though he started dating Emily and all of the sudden finding friends was no longer so hard. Neither was losing one. When he abandoned me, I saw a side I really didn’t like and was unable to get over. I went from being one of the only ones who likes him to one of the only ones who dislikes him.
Shannon: The kid needs to be stopped. He not very bright and I don’t see him amounting to much. I told his parents they could consider military school, but they didn’t do it. Now I wonder how long it will take before their decision.
Let’s get a negatively bias opinion.
Day 286 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write one character from seven perspectives…today is his/her significant other.
Shannon: I don’t know, I guess this is bad timing, but I’m thinking about breaking up with him. He’s been kind of dull lately. We used to have fun together. We used to mess with people and we were always getting into some kind of trouble. He made every day one to remember and now they’re one big boring blur. It’s like someone sedated him, and I can’t sit by and watch it anymore.
Erin: He tries to please everyone. For the most part he does. Only I’m his resting place, his guard goes down and at times I’m the one who faces the wrath of the stress everyone else causes him. The spurts are short lived and the good is so very good, but sometimes I wish he would be half as vulnerable with others as he can be with me.
Let’s here from their love.
Day 285 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write one character from seven perspectives…today is his/her friend.
Erin: He’s one of those friends that you can always count on. He’ll drop everything at the drop of a hat if we need him. He’s literally the best.
Shannon:Jake is pretty crazy. He’s not afraid of anything, and that’s why he’s always fun to have around. There’s never a dull moment with him.
Why are they friends?
Day 284 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write one character from seven perspectives…today is his/her teacher or mentor.
Shannon: Jake was assigned to me a year ago. I’m tutoring him so he can get into college. Everyone is really pleased with his progress, and I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. The only thing that bugs me is that no one seems to know he’s an artist, or maybe they just don’t want acknowledge it. He has problems talking notes and paying attention because he draws these elaborate cartoons in notebook instead. It’s like he’s been hit with inspiration halfway through math class. Then he goes back to writing down equations. I’m the last person to believe someone could make a steady career out of their art, but he’s really good. He’s original, and it seems to makes him happy. I know it’s not what his mom wants, but I think we should be focusing on getting him into a school with comic arts.
Erin: He is a good student. He’s not great though. He spends too much time socializing to ever be one of the great ones. Or maybe he is a great one. Maybe he has found the perfect balance.
What is the potential of this student?
Day 282 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write one character from seven perspectives…today is his/her sibling.
Erin: He gets all the attention and I refuse to give him anymore.
Shannon: My brother doesn’t really like me anymore. We hardly ever talk. We mostly just argue now that we’re older. We hung out when we were younger, but I wouldn’t want to be a part of that anymore. Not with the crowd he hangs out with. I guess I can’t say I know a whole lot about him, except the fact that his new hobby seems to be spending as much time as possible in detention.
What does their sibling have to say?
Day 282 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write one character from seven perspectives…today is his/her mother.
Shannon: He’s a good kid. I know he gets into trouble, but he just needs a little more direction. I don’t believe he’s found his passion yet, but once he does I know everyone will see what I see. Even when he was little he just wanted to make people laugh. I know that all this is. I know how sweet he can be.
Erin: There is no love like a mother’s love, but I feel so blessed that my motherly love goes to him. He deserves every bit of it. My boy has the kindest heart, that I wouldn’t believe if I didn’t see it on a daily basis. Even at his worst he was still better than so many at their best, which made up for any of his short comings.
What does mama have to say?
Day 281 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write a parent’s wishes for their child.
Erin: I want my daughter to be as strong as a I would suspect from a son. I want her to have a happy, fulfilling life on her own. Her worth should come from the entirety of herself and experiences, not her dress size. I hope she never gives up on a dream that matters to her. If she finds love, I want her partner to respect her as an equal in their life together. If she doesn’t find a life partner I hope she doesn’t doubt her life is full, and beautiful. Most importantly I wish her a life that brings her as much happiness as she brings me.
Shannon: I want my child to be brave. I want her to always stand up for what she believes in, even when that’s not the easy choice. I want her to be smart, so she can always be confident in her arguments but open-minded enough to hear everyone out. I hope she’s kind and has no intentions to cause anyone any harm. I hope she finds her place in this world, and that she doesn’t believe she has to change who she’ll always truly be just to find it. I hope she believes in herself, and believes in a lot more. I hope she ends up happy, really, really happy. If she’s happy, I’m happy.
What are your character’s wishes?
Day 280 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: In what ways is your character unhealthy.
- No consistent sleep schedule
- Doesn’t use gym membership often.
- Eats a lot of sweet snacks.
- Doesn’t go to the dentist
Erin: She doesn’t get enough sleep, stresses too much, smokes, and overworks
Your character has areas for improvement.