CW: Be. Not rather.

“I’d rather play video games.
“I’d rather go out with friends.
“I’d rather smoke some weed.
“I’d rather take a nap.
I’d say when I was with her.
She’d smile and nod.

I chose not to see the sadness in her eyes.

After a while,
The sadness was replaced by nothingness.
But I wasn’t looking,
So, I did not see.

“I’d rather hold her tight.
“I’d rather talk with her.
“I’d rather laugh with her.
“I’d rather be there for her…”
I say when I’m alone.
But she’s moved on

And I’m stuck in a box

Six feet under.


“In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, ‘I’d rather be…'”
– prompt used for this CW piece.
[Source: Carrot Ranch]


P.S. As always, you are more than welcome to use this prompt to inspire your post. If you decide to write something, be sure to pingback to this post so that I can get an alert and check out your piece. (A post on how to do pingbacks can be found here.) If pingbacks are not your thing, feel free to simply leave a link to your piece in the comment section below. The more, the merrier!

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23 thoughts on “CW: Be. Not rather.

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  1. It makes me think of a song by Shania Twain, Dance with the one that brought you.

    At times I have thought that life could be more exciting than this, possibly even with another person in my life. But I also know that the only thing I really want is sit with J in front of the aquarium and adore our fish. There is nothing else I’d rather be doing.
    And That is the only thing that I don’t want to regret when I am six feet under.

    I think this story speaks to many people on a personal level as it did for me.

    So, YES. I really think this was just another masterpiece and tear jerker!

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