[Sober Living] Seattle’s Sobriety Resetters

No Smoking signs are a joke in Seattle. As I walked toward three people smoking at a No Smoking sign, I saw the one closest to the road blow smoke all over the sidewalk. Smokers like this infuriate me because they disrespectfully ruin public perception with negligent behavior, unaware of any pain they cause by forcing others from their sobrieties. Approaching fast, I kept my intense gaze burned on his eyes, walking closer, ever closer.

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[Sammohini Arc] Faint for Money

“Make sure that these straps are tightened. We do not want this flappin’ load back and forth.”
“Done. Wanna check?”
Go maith, Jane. There are no red cards at ‘all.”
The two furniture movers were just finishing up strapping down the last of their shipment at a bicycle shop in the blazing Evillian summer heat.
“I don’t wanna be jobless, Conaire.”
Sea! The value of paper! We’ll faint at every opportunity for it, ceart?”
“…Sure.”

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[The Story] Notes About Dogs

I can envision the final scene of the Pollyanna Arc of “The Story” so clearly in my mind. Everything from the white linoleum tiles to the characters. It’s just there are hurdles to address. Primarily, an ending requires a story to precede it, the skill of which I am not yet confident I can write. Secondarily, the world of John [left] and Trishna [right] are not “there” yet. Tertiarily… let’s back up a few steps.

Spoilers?: Minor (brainstorming, worldbuilding, character-building)
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[Rowing Machine] 2018: Week 35 {232.0}

It’s taken 520 days now of constantly applied effort to start seeing my fitness goals realized. Would it feel as rewarding if that were significantly easier? If so, I’d probably take my fitness, physique, and general health for granted! Since I fought so fiercely to burn off 35 pounds so far, I can cherish the little results, like tightened ab muscles. Without that or the positive reinforcement, I can easily return to obesity in few than 520 days.

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[Sammohini Arc] Working While Sick

The computer repair technician was typing an email before hearing…

a…

piercing…

sneeze!

“Yeah, I’m back,”
Sammohini’s colleague at Eville Medical, Hank, had a crackling voice,
“our Wilesware-“

A violent cough disrupted the phone conversation.

Followed
by
a
series
of
coughing
rumblings.

Sammohini saved the email, locked her workstation, and rushed over.

Tissues,
disinfectant soap,
trashcan between his shoes,
and Hank huddled over the trashcan.

Depressing the mute button, “so our W7000Ks have a- hhoughhh!”

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[The Story] Training Against Insecurities

“College is a time for challenging your opinions.[1]” What if those challenges include the training you’ve been inflicted either by others or by yourself over perceptions over your self-worth, values to others, or overall sense of self-confidence? In “The Story,” John [left] and Trishna [right] are two characters facing constant adversity, but they also have a strong friendship and bond that enables them to work together. How will their opinions change after they attend college?

Spoilers?: Minor (college’s fiction/nonfiction character-building)
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[Moving Zeal] Ubiquitous Free Bins

Free stuff is usually favorable. This free bin, for example, helped kick a brainstorm off for “The Storycharacter Trishna. The problem is excessive hoarding. Through this process of moving for the first time in years, I’ve been coming to terms with my hoarding tendencies. I’ve started with destroying that which cannot be resold at thrift stores and reducing my curiosity of diving in free bins or thrifting. I’ve made significant progress toward psychological de-hoarding.

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[Sober Living] Goading Until Intolerant

We are mostly imprisoned by the insecurities of our minds. For every actual obstacle we face, there are plenty more that are just because we’re too tired, we’ll procrastinate, or we just can’t imagine it’ll ever happen. When we don’t confront the realities of what we want versus what we have, we become miserable, sometimes lashing out at others, or other times abusing ourselves. There is no need to keep yourself chained to good enough.

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[Sammohini Arc] Paid To Work

“You used to work with computers, right, Doc?”
“Yeah.”
The two furniture movers were strapping down their load before a full day of deliveries.
“Why do this work, then?”
“It’s a long story, Andrius.”
They closed the lift gate and jumped in the midsized truck.
“We have time. Why not lemme know what happened, eh?”
“It’s not that exciting. I think I like doing this more. We’re paid to work, not to care about bull-“

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[The Story] Focusing on Goals

The most miserable people I’ll meet always have goals and no plans for achieving them. Large or small – whether it’s getting out of debt, buying a boat, getting a job, getting a better job, or finding happiness – people seem to be the most miserable when their goal is impossible rather than difficult obtainable. If my current big goal is writing “The Story,” centered on John [left] and Trishna [right], what goals are they focused on?

Spoilers?: Major…? (early plot structures)
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