Sunday, April 1, 2012

A to Z Challenge: A is for Anxiety

Happy April Fools Day!


Okay, now that that's out of the way, let's get on with this challenge! Now, I finally figured out what I'm posting for it yesterday. I decided I'm doing the A to Z's of Character Traits/Emotions. I'll write a short flash fiction (of approx 55 words or less), showing that emotion and then play a song that I think conveys that emotion/trait. So, you ready? Awesome.

A is for Anxiety

My hands tremble. It’s next week, but I simply can’t help it. I’ve been waiting for so long. And I want to be done waiting. My heart beats unevenly and I wince.  I’m almost done waiting.
I tap my hand on the table, trying to stay calm.
It will be dangerous.
Only that is certain.



Outlands by Daft Punk on Grooveshark



Alright, so what do you guys think? Can't wait what everyone else has today!!


--Jess

20 comments:

DL Hammons said...

This is going to be a really interesting month. :) What a great start! I really enjoyed that!!

McKenzie McCann said...

Happy A-Z! Good luck to us all. You showed anxiety with finesse.
C:

cherie said...

Nice! I know anxiety well. ;) I think we writers are more prone to anxious waiting than anyone I know.

Laura said...

Love your little flash!
Ahhh the month of mayhem is here:)
Lx

Kelley said...

What a great theme! Very well done!

Jaime Morrow said...

What a great idea! I'm not brave enough to share this much of my writing, but good for you for embracing it :D Looking forward to reading more!

Cristina said...

Love it! well done. Can't wait to read more!

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Your blog truly is poetry in motion!
By the way, I had to laugh - I saw someone had posted a photo of a "tree face" on your blog list - I had almost the same photo on mine yesterday, and it was a photo of my own tree!
Weird, eh?
Happy A to Z! Hope it's anxiety-free!

Fairview said...

Very nice. I think you captured the feeling quite well without resorting to the cliches of the sweaty palms and nervous perspiration. Good job! Can't wait to see what is next!

fairbetty said...

great job, Jess. :)

Sarah Pearson said...

This is a great idea. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with every day :-)

Julie said...

Great post! I am all too familiar with anxiety, and you captured it so well. Looking forward to the rest of your posts for the challenge, Happy April!

a.eye said...

Love your idea for the month and really like the poem, too!

michelle said...

Well done!
You've captured the essence of the emotion/character trait!

Huntress said...

you described Anxiety very well.
And we're off!!!!

Reiko said...

Great job, Jessica! I look forward to the rest of your alphabetical blogs!

Sarah Lindahl said...

Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I looked through your blog, and you are a very impressive writer! Good luck with the challenge!

Krista McLaughlin said...

I love that idea for a theme/challenge! Good luck with it! :)

Sally said...

That is great, Jessica. I wasn't sure about the music when I saw 'daft punk' 'cos I am (a little bit) older than you but I did listen and my preconceived ideas were squashed. Great choice of music.

C.M.Brown said...

Nice flash Jess. Good luck with the challenge!

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