The wear and tear of a messy mind weighed her down. Her thoughts were hard to gather, her dreams troublesome and unrelated to reality. The ideas she could follow to conclusion were useless daydreams. Handling the daily business of living felt insurmountable, overwhelming. She . . .

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “messy.”


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

3 thoughts on “Messy”

  1. The only word that came to her mind when she stood by the kitchen sink that night was—messy. It had been a big dinner party and now after all the fun, she had to face the music and start organizing the mess before she could start washing the dishes.

    She decided not to ponder on the job at hand any more and begin. The sooner she got it done, the sooner she could get to bed and continue reading the bestseller she had purchased at the bookstore earlier that week—a definite page-turner.

  2. She had been so grateful to him for having made the kids’ sandwiches.But as she glanced around the kitchen counter , she was not so sure. Knives ,plates ,opened bottles of jam, cheese tins, bread crumbs strewn all over the place,onion rinds hanging precariously off the edge of the countertop,lettuce leaves on the floor;The mere sight told her that cleaning up would be a daunting task.How messy and irresponsible men could be?

  3. Her thoughts were racing and incoherent. She had no motivation. Her energy was gone. Her boyfriend left her. She looked at the bottle of pills once again. Was this the answer?
    She then remembered something. She reached for her purse and rummaged through it. She found what she was looking for, a business card. She dialed the number and spoke into her cell phone.
    “Hello Crisis Line? I need help. I’m in a mess.”

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