Green is the New Pink

 In Writer in Residence

Written by: Collette Cottingham; Anontropolis


Have you lost yourself before? Spent time stressing over another person’s life? Or stressed over the life of a fictional character?

This happens to me from time to time. Life has enough stress. Why stress over someone who is not real.

Recently I was tangled in someone else’s life. I wanted to help, but I forgot about myself.

I found myself in the middle of the road. I quickly stepped back onto the side walk. Standing in the cold I realized I was lost.

I began walking. The beauty of motion awakened my soul. I realized I wasn’t too far gone. I knew all the important things: I love games, history books, doll furniture and that green was my new pink.

It was time to reset. I needed to make time for me. I am now enjoying the journey of rediscovering me. My old routine is becoming familiar. My stomach is loving the old food. I feel alive again.

The only fictional characters I am focusing on are the ones I write about. These characters bring me happiness. I can sleep with ease.

I spent my afternoon with a cool drink complete with lots of ice. I was back. Then I noticed a pink flower trying to push it’s way through the ailing grass…maybe pink is becoming the new green?

Inspiration Challenge:

Tell me about a fictional character you have stressed over?

Write On Ladies, Write On


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