Friday, January 25, 2013

"Days of the Week (Hags, Inventors, and Rock Stars)" by Victoria Lemmings

Monday is an old hag. She lives alone, having been widowed many, many years before. She lives a life of sadness and uncertainty. Living doesn’t seem so much as a choice as it does a chore. She’s forgotten how to smile, the years of frowning showing permanence on her wrinkly, leathery face. And even if she did smile, it would just reveal her baby-pink colored gums, raw and toothless. Monday never leaves her home, and she has nothing to dream for, nothing she wants to accomplish. She’s just exists. 
            Tuesday is a high school slacker. He’s at a point in his life where he’s just begun the process of growing up, but he just doesn’t want to put in the effort. He sees no point in doing his homework because nothing in school matters to him anyways. He’s almost done with high school, but the thought of college frightens him. Tuesday has made it past the beginning stages of his life, but he doesn’t want to make it until the end. At this point, he’s keen on just giving up.
            Wednesday is a middle-aged businessman. He’s constantly working and sleeping, working and sleeping. He’s too caught up in the whirlwind of his to take note in the small joys- family, art, beauty. He always has conferences at the office and deadlines to meet. Wednesday never slows down. He’s in the middle of his life, and he shows no signs of easing up.
            Thursday is a frantic inventor. He stays up late at night, creative juices flowing. His kid-like nature cannot be contained as he strives to discover something wondrous and new. It’s not unlikely for him throughout all the night hours, almost like a little kid before Christmas. He has hope for the future and does what he can to make tomorrow a better place. Thursday is full of crazy ideas and confidence for what is yet to come.
            Friday is a free spirit. She could be labeled as a hippie, living a carefree life near the beaches in California. She enjoys loud music and a good party. Friday is irrevocably happy. She doesn’t even always have a reason for her happiness. Smiling is just a part of her life; and worries are nonexistent. Friday loves life and isn’t afraid to share it with the world.
            Saturday is a rock star. He lives the cool life, with little to no stress. He does pretty much whatever he wants, whenever he wants. Saturday doesn’t care about anything; he is just trying to enjoy life. He eats whatever food he pleases, he gets lots of pretty girls, and he doesn’t really think about anybody else around him. He’s too absorbed in himself to take notice of the outside world.
            Sunday is a mother. She is nurturing and careful. Sunday always wants what’s best for her kids, and will lead them on their path to success. She always makes sure the children have done their homework and that they’re in bed at a decent hour. She wants to prepare her children for the big world that lays in store for them. Sunday believes that good preparation pays off in the long run, so she lets her children know of what’s to come in the future.

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