Daily Prompt: “We’re all drawn to certain places. If you had the power to get somewhere — anywhere — where would you go right now? For your twist, focus on building a setting description.”
The tick of the clock seems to grow louder with each second that passes by as I anxiously wait for my last class of the school year to end. With my foot impatiently tapping on the ground I switch my focus from the ticking clock, to my creative writing teacher. “Now I want you all to think, deep, deep down in that heart of yours. Find a place you’re comfortable, or not so comfortable if you’d like the challenge. Now answer this prompt with your final moments of class, if you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?”
At first I thought of the easy answers, such as my girlfriends house, or to an amusement park, but I decided to dig deeper. I wanted this prompt to be written well, in a way I wanted to impress my teacher. Deeper, and deeper I dug until I settled on the perfect place to visit.
I would walk through the silver gates of the place with no pain or sorrow. Where the golden roads lead my deeper into my true home with the person that loves me the most, and the loved ones I once had in my life. The children would dance, and play on the street, actually I’m sure the adults would join in on the fun as well. I would be greeted with warm smiles and light conversations by those dressed in white. The buildings stand tall above me when I observed their delicate designs with awe. The only place in the world made perfectly without flaw.
I would dine with the biggest role model anyone could ever ask for, and the person responsible for everything that I am. We would talk about what I’m doing right with my life, and what I am doing wrong with it; which I would gratefully take the advice and learn from it. These two people clothed in white will show me to my lost family and friends, who will hug me and talk about the good ol’ days we had, and the memories they made here. Then I would leave this perfect palace, knowing I will one day return, but for now I must return to my temporary home to make the world I live in now as close to my perfect place as I can.