Michaela’s 100 WC

Dear diary,

My lungs are pushing through the earth as I breathe heavily on the concrete. No one is around on this type of night, I should know I have been homeless for nearly 10 years. Tonight is a particularly bad night because I don’t have a blanket and it does not help when I can feel the snowflakes dropping on me, making me numb. Tomorrow night I think I will go back to Edwidson St as people hand out blankets and give me hot soup. All I have left is you and a broken pen I found on the road.



2 Comments on Michaela’s 100 WC

  1. baker2012
    February 27, 2014 at 8:12 pm (6 years ago)

    This is an extremely powerful piece of writing Michaela and an original way to use this prompt!

    Great work!

    MB xo

  2. Damien (Team 100WC)
    March 2, 2014 at 2:32 am (6 years ago)

    Hi Michaela,
    Thanks for contributing to the 100WC and well done on a very good piece of writing. I love that you have taken a different spin on the prompt (as many have been about digging). The metaphor of lungs pushing through the earth is a powerful beginning and the rest of the piece has great flow.
    Well done and keep it up.
    Damien (Team 100WC) Melbourne, Australia


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