StoryDam Writing Prompt
Word Prompt: Key
Trifecta; Week Sixty-seven
JUGGLE (transitive verb)
1a : to practice deceit or trickery on : beguile
b : to manipulate or rearrange especially in order to achieve a desired end
2a : to toss in the manner of a juggler
b : to hold or balance precariously
3: to handle or deal with usually several things (as obligations) at one time so as to satisfy often competing requirements <juggle the responsibilities of family life and full-time job — Jane S. Gould>
- Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
- You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
- The word itself needs to be included in your response.
- You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
- Only one entry per writer.
- Trifecta is open to everyone. Please join us.
There is a door inside my head. Or rather, there are doors.
One is the door of responsibility, the one that opens on orderly shelves. Where bills are paid on time and promises are kept. The one that has my time scheduled minute to minute. Everything is tidy and perfectly spaced.
Around the corner is the door of dreams, where I have a whirlpool bathtub, and I can sleep until I feel like waking up. A place where I can all my own food, spin my own yarn, and make my own soap.
The door of imagination. Packed behind that door are the voices of the page. The immortals that have a book for me to write. Or the stories of the widow and her late husband's dog. And the tales of cats with more than mice on their minds.
I want to unlock all the doors at once, let their contents loose. I want to juggle it all into a manageable, glorious adventure.
I just want it all.