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Prompt for the Day: “Voice”

The under spoken people at the Daily Post group of Word Press want us to focus our creations today around the word “Voice“.

My Voice

Am going to use a first person Voice for my work today.  That is how I normally choose to write, anyway!

Growing up, was forced to belong to the church’s choir.  Was the only one who was actually was able to be heard in junior choir (grade school age kids).  Got in trouble from my father if I was unable to be heard.  Hated it, but as I was promoted to youth choir due to being in junior high school, got along much better.

Was in a school musical performance of “Oliver” in my eighth grade year of school.  Had a blast.  Everyone there sang loud enough I was not forced to carry the group like I did at church.

Graduated and went off to college.  Joined a church and was involved in their church choir there.  Turned out I was officially an alto.  Never knew that before.  Learned a lot about my voice from that group of people.  But darker days where coming in my voice’s life.

Started to lose control of my volume and pitch due to an evil disease known as multiple sclerosis.  Can no longer be heard unless I try to be heard.  What little voice skills I had where long gone in the past.

Please Help Fight Malicious Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the day: First Crush

The brilliant editors at the daily post with WordPress came up with the writing prompt for today as : “First Crush“.

My first crush came during grade school.  It was an older boy in the gifted program I attended at school.  The crush remained all the way through high school.  Would get the normal sweaty palms around him with increased heart rates.  You know the regular first crush responses when I was anywhere near him.

We were both in a musical together in my seventh grade year of school.  I had two different parts.  The first was an orphan, the second was a thief in the musical “Oliver“.  The next year I was just in the musical’s band for the school’s production of “The Boyfriend

Played in the band for his graduation from high school ceremony.  Was a sad day!

He went away to college to study at M.I.T..  He actually basically managed to flunk out of school there.  He claims it was because he missed his girlfriend.  Upon his crawl back home, the two hooked back  up and eventually got married.  Now they have a son with a learning disability.  The female he married had a younger brother that was my age who was pretty stupid himself, so it came as no surprise to me that there was a problem with the blood line!

Turns out the guy I had a crush on was only interested in reproduction after all.  Here I thought he was actually interested in intelligence.  The family he married into proves intelligence was not a factor he was interested in.