Hey all! I'm having a fabulous week. For The Love of Ash is in the Kindle Top 100 in all books. Plus it hit #1 in Contemporary Romance. Which totally rocks. By the way, today is the last day it's free! Make sure that you buy it now before it goes back to its normal price. Anyway, we're here to prompt. So let's get to it.
Write a small scene (JUST A SCENE) about someone trying to break a bad habit. It can be anything, so get creative.
(Let me preface by saying I'm writing about littering because I got the most bizarre review on amazon about how my character litter to much. So blah! I'm breaking the habit, guys. LOL.) (PS. I don't litter.)
It sat in my hand. I crumbled the paper but didn't want to let go. No here at least. The garbage can stared up at me with it's big, wide mouth. I imagined myself lifting my hand, dropping the paper in, and walking away without a single shred of guilt plaguing me. Yet as I envisioned this, I didn't move. No. I couldn't. My body remained frozen in its place, trembling as my hang clung to the sandwich wrapper.
My stomach twisted as my hand slowly raised. I was doing it. I turned my eyes away, unable to control the urge to drop the piece of paper on the ground and run away. It was the only thing that could bring me joy. Seeing that paper float in the subtle wind of the day. I wanted it to twist and turn until it finally got hit by a car. I got the shivers just thinking about it.
I whipped my head towards the voice. A man in green overalls stood in front of me with his eyebrows raised. "I'm taking the garbage. Do you want me to take that?" he asked. He pointed at me with his stick. I shook my head in response. He shrugged and walked away.
I turned so the man couldn't see me and slowly let me fingers release the paper. My stomach twirled, my throat dried. And then I released the paper. And all of my tension dissipated. A euphoric high swam through me. From the outside I looked completely normal, but my insides were squirming with undeniable joy. I smiled to myself as I walked away.
© Taylor Lavati 2017
What Readers Have to Say...
"An absolutely heart wrenching read that shows us that at times no matter how much we hope, darkness will find its way to win. "
-Blogger's From Down Under for A Reliant Love
"So this book is the ultimate love story. I like how two ordinary people who is so different and still so alike in so many ways can overcome everything together."
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"I could not wait to start book two. If this book was as good as book one, then I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. It wasn't as good as book one...it was better. "
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-The Book Blog for A Curse Books Trilogy
"For the Love of Ash" by Taylor Lavati was a rare 5-star read for me. I honestly find many typical romances rather dull and predictable. This was not the case at all here; there was nothing average about the romance, overall storyline, and the long list of supporting characters."
-Summer's Book Blog for For The Love of Ash
"Wingless isn't what I would normally pick up and read, but thought I'd try it out and I am so glad I did. The characters and "worlds" she creates are done so well that you can actually picture them and feel like you are there right along with the characters."
-JLH for Wingless
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