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Week #47: Creative Writing Challenge – Texts

December 21, 2021

Tell a story through text messages.

I fall onto my bed and look at the clock across the room. 1:47 am casts an eerie red glow through my darkened room, but it’s not enough to dampen my night. I kick my heels off and finger the silk sash that holds my blue v-neck wraparound dress together. I re-live that sash swirling behind me as Aiden and I laughed and danced our way through my sister’s wedding. Aiden’s hands on my waist and the way he smiled at me are nestled in my memory like a puppy in a down comforter. My phone buzzes from the nightstand.

AIDEN: Did you get home okay?

ELEANOR: Yep. Thanks for checking

AIDEN: NP. Thanks for inviting me. I had a really great time.

ELEANOR: Who else was I gonna invite? You’re the best

AIDEN: The best huh? Go on. πŸ˜‰

ELEANOR: Well, UR a much better dancer than I remember from fifth grade

AIDEN: I remember Frank insulting that cool polka dot dress your mom made. Asking you to dance was the only thing I could think of to stop you crying.

AIDEN: I didn’t know I was bad enough that I’d just make you laugh.

AIDEN: Mission accomplished I guess.

ELEANOR: Haha. Frank is still an asshole.

AIDEN: For sure.


ELEANOR: I had a really great time too.

AIDEN: Two thoughts for two thoughts?

ELEANOR: Oh hell no… Remember what happened the last time we did that via text? Misunderstanding of the century. No way.

AIDEN: Oh come on… it’s so late and I don’t want to have to get dressed and come over there.

AIDEN: pls

ELEANOR: Fine you big baby. Go


AIDEN: I’m thinking I wish I still had you in my arms and we were dancing. Your turn.

ELEANOR: I’m thinking I’m still wearing my dress because I don’t want the night to end. I don’t want to wake up tomorrow and realize it was all a dream. Your turn



ELEANOR: Before I fall asleep pls

AIDEN: Here goes…

AIDEN: I’m thinking that you’ve been my best friend for 10 years and I don’t want things to change, but…

AIDEN: I’m also thinking that I’m in love with you, and I can’t help it. Your turn.


ELEANOR: I’m thinking I want to know how you got your hair to do that little swoop in the front

AIDEN: Nope, you know the rules. Gotta be serious.

ELEANOR: I’m seriously in love with re-creating that swoop πŸ™‚

AIDEN: Come on.

ELEANOR: You really want to know what I’m thinking?

AIDEN: I wouldn’t have asked for two thoughts if I didn’t.


ELEANOR: I’m thinking that I’m scared shitless by what you just said, but I’m also thinking that I feel the same way… and that scares me too

AIDEN: I know two thoughts is supposed to be w/out discussion, but you wanna talk through this one E?




ELEANOR: Face 2 face? Swings?

AIDEN: Be there in 10.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Yael Kisel permalink
    December 23, 2021 5:17 pm

    This is so great! I love the text convo, the 2 thoughts idea, the puppy simile, all the questions I’m left with, the backstory that’s hinted at … πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
    I want to read your novels!! I better get started with those chapters you sent me πŸ™‚

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