Monday, January 19, 2015

#3 Must Be - Apt 3636

"Hey, I think you look sexy and beautiful all at the same time. So don't worry, I'm sure any guy you come in contact with will basically drop down to their knees for you." Just something that my older sister would tell me all the time a few years ago. But now she's off living her life far away from Dreamwood. "Ha" I chuckle to myself reminiscing on the times I shared with my sister. All the times I was in trouble or needed her she was there. She must have gotten tired of me and decided I was no use for her. Oh well, I don't care anyway. There are things I can take of and handle all by myself. Like for an example I will participate in this unnecessary speed dating event at Sonnyside Up Diner just to support a dear friend of mine. I do not need Ava's opinion on anything in my life anymore. I continue to sit in front of the mirror and think to myself. It is more like over thinking actually. A sudden saddness washes over my emotions and takes full control. A sense of worry sneaks up and now I'm feeling paranoid. What if something happens to my sister and I would never know? Let's just get your mind off of this and get ready. I look at myself in the mirror and see myself and my sister. We both shared long legs and a slightly curved structure. But the eyes, oh the eyes are what captures anyone in our presence. Two identical dark hazel eyes with a twinkle always gather attention. But tonight is my night and I need to enjoy it fully. At the door of the Sunnyside Up Diner I nervousely glance around searching for my friend Kat. And well, there is no sign of her. I basically got all dressed for no reason. Its passed six so I am late now. Something catches the corner of my eye and I see a sign on the diner that says "Now Hiring". Well I still haven't heard from the Ice Cream shop so it's worth a try. As I walk in I head to the back bar table and sit. As soon as I sit someone else sits to the left of me. I ignore him and ask one of the workers about the job opening. The guy next to me speaks up and I look to meet his eyes. Interesting I think to myself.

Monday, January 12, 2015

#2 Something Like This

             Standing by the window Carmen glances over the small town through her fourth floor window. Not the prettiest sight she was looking for but it will do for the day. Through the fourth floor window of apartment 3636 D there was nothing but the grey misty fog blanketed over Dreamwood. That should not create a stump in Carmen's plans today besides she's just going to the roof of the Dreamwood Terrace apartment building for an outlet. Pushing open the thick steel door to the roof there a  glob of warm air meets Carmen's lungs. She pushes the warm air aside and  puts her portable speaker on the cold concrete floor. In a motivated mood Carmen chooses FKA Twigs song titled Kicks. The music begins and Carmen caves in. Deeply rooted into the music patterns and rhythm of the song, choreography gracefully leaves her mind and swiftly guides her body. The fog becomes denser and a light rain begins to plunge on Carmen's skin. Too lost in the moment, in her moment, she continues to dance and closely watches how the rain falls. Slowly it plummets then all at once in a constant motion. Carmen stops dancing, slightly out of breath and still mesmerized by condensation, she gathers her things and makes her way down to her apartment room.  I need a job, living off of my parents college fund and dancing in la la land is not getting me anywhere. 
 Carmen thought as she was on her way.
 Still wet Carmen takes a nap and dreams a dreamless sleep.


"Ugh" Carmen sighs as she gets up from her early nap and this time it was on. Her motivation was fueled and she was ready to do something with her life rather than not being in reality. And sadly in this world creativity is not realistic.
So goodbye dance and hello 9-5. 
She thought to herself as the rest of the afternoon went by Carmen tried Kay Rogers, the thrift store, the day care, and the diner. By 6 o'clock in the evening Carmen was drained and soon met her cousin Lena in the park.
"It's just been crazy Lena. I can not get a job." Carmen dramatically cried out to Lena.
"Look, try Jo-Annes Ice Cream Shop. I have a really good friend up there and they actually might be hiring."
Carmen left Lena and began her journey towards Jo-Anne's Ice Cream Shop. She made it to the small shop and entered tentatively. There was a tall slim man at the counter who looked like he was engrossed in an intense conversation with himself. Strange. Carmen thought.
"Hi there" Carmen said to the man.
"Hello" The man said with what sounded like curiosity to Carmen.
"Hi. So yeah I was just wondering if you guys were hiring here" For some odd reason Carmen felt slightly nervous.
"Well if you can scoop ice cream than I'm guessing you got the job"
"Wow are you...are you serious?" Carmen was beginning to loose her composure.
"No actually I was joking but if you visit our website and fill out the application you might  have a chance at standing where I am."
All traces of a smile were dismantled from Carmen's face.
"Okay thank you" She turned around stiffly and stalked off back to her safe rooftop. But there's a problem. Carmen has never wanted anything this bad. "I refuse to give up" She says softly to herself in the warm air. She will get the job at Jo-Anne's Ice Cream Shop if it's the last thing she does in Dreamwood. The sky catches her attention as the it seems that something strange is illuminating the sky. "Wow" Carmen says under her breath. It looks like the stars have decided to live amongst people. They began to plunge from the sky. Carmen continues to sit and watches closley how the stars fall. Slowly it plummets then all at once in a constant motion.
Many, many things in store for me ahead.