Couch to 80K – Week Two – Day Six

I’m doing the “Couch to 80k” – a writing bootcamp from writer and poet Tim Clare. For more information go here:

“You get up an hour early wanko!” I loved this quote from todays podcast.

Exercise Ten
Another ten minute free write. Pick an object from our day six exercise and write about it using an emotion tone. Don’t think too much about it just pick one. Also pick an emotion tone. No restrictions on how it’s written – third person, first person, the object, whatever.

My Object: The stub from a boarding pass of a flight from the US to the UK.

He kept the boarding pass stub with him everywhere he went. It had been almost three decades since that journey from the United States to the United Kingdom, but the memory was as fresh as if it had happened yesterday. He had been only twelve years old when he had his world had been turned upside down.

His grandparents had stepped in to take care of him, and they lived in the UK so moving there had been a daunting task for a young boy who had just lost everything he knew and loved, but his grandparents had held his hand and guided him through it all.
As he grew older, he had come to realise the significance of that journey. It had been the start of a new life for him, one that had brought him love, joy, and success as well as heartbreak. It had been a journey of pain and loss, one that had left scars on his heart that never truly healed.

The stub was a constant reminder of that journey, and the emotions it stirred up were always raw and real.

The stub was a symbol of everything he had been through, and everything he had become. It was a reminder that life was a journey, full of ups and downs, but that there was always hope and love to guide him through the darkest of times.

And so, every day, he would take out the boarding pass stub from his wallet, worn and creased from years of handling. He would trace his finger along the faded letters and numbers, remembering the day he left everything behind. It was a bittersweet reminder of a journey that changed his life forever.

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