The Gift

CREATIVE

http://www.creativewriting123.com

Atlanta, Georgia 30328

 

THE GIFT

 

Brooke Lynn, a native New Yorker who had aspirations of

 

becoming a gifted writer since high school. She was constantly

 

writing in a notebook that she kept with her at all times. Brooke

 

Lynn could write virtually about anything that her eyes fell

 

upon. She was the most interesting among her peers as they

 

would always ask each other, ‘what is she always writing

 

about?’

 

 

Brooke Lynn attended Fordham University in the Bronx,

 

New York after she graduated high school and it was there

 

that she would study Arts and Culture. She was constantly

 

entering writing competitions as a means of paying for college.

 

She would also attend writing groups throughout the city as

 

a way of networking which would, later on, be extremely

 

valuable to boost her career as a writer. Brooke Lynn enjoyed

 

meeting other writers as she would learn the different genres

 

of writing especially since her focus was mainly fiction.

 

She was an only child and both her parents were

 

professionals who travelled often for their jobs.

 

It was Brooke Lynn’s lack of sibling interaction

 

that she felt solace writing and put her on a quest

 

to pursue writing as a career. Brooke Lynn would

 

often write about she felt being an only child and

 

she would get creative using images, nature and

 

various situations and circumstances. Brooke Lynn

 

was so brilliant and creative that she could write

 

a story using a color that could keep the reader

 

amazed and wanting to continue reading.

 

 

Brooke Lynn had little time for a social life. It

 

would be her writing groups and people from her

 

class that would invite her to go out after school

 

or after a writing forum for drinks and fun.  Her peers

 

were very energetic and fun to be around and this would

 

allow Brooke Lynn to take them up on their offer and

 

socialize after school and any writing forum they attended.

 

 

 

 

Life began to change for Brooke Lynn as she continued

 

socializing with her peers after school and writing forums.

 

Her writing network was beginning to increase as she

 

was building her writing portfolio and submitting essays

 

for monetary gain and travel to literary conferences. She

 

was enjoying her life as it was, she would soon be graduating

 

from college and the sky seemed to be the limit, however,

 

there was still a void and Brooke Lynn was soon to close

 

that void in her life

 

 

 

THE COLOSSAL GIFT

 

 

Brooke Lynn graduated in the spring with a BA

 

in English Literature from Fordham University.

 

Her parents and her friends were all in attendance

 

and after the ceremony, they went out for a celebratory

 

meal and there they laughed as they shared their

 

most memorable moments in school and outside of

 

school. However, there was one secret that Brooke

 

Lynn did not share with her friend group and as she

 

was about to give up her secret in comes and handsome

 

young man named Craig.

 

As Craig came over to the table where they were

 

seated he bent down and placed a kiss on Brooke

 

Lynn’s cheek and her friend group were all aghast.

 

Craig was tall, his complexion was flawless and his

 

skin tone was like a honeycomb and when he said

 

good afternoon to everyone his voice was a deep

 

baritone.  Brooke Lynn introduced him to everyone

 

and as to sat down next to her they all had questions

 

for both of them and Brooke Lynn mentioned that

 

she met him at an open microphone night at a café’ in

 

Lower Manhattan where she read a poem.

 

 

They went out after that event for cocktails and small

 

talk which eventually lead to them seeing more of each

 

other. Craig was an investment banker and worked on

 

Wall Street, he would go to Lower Manhattan after work

 

to relax and enjoy open microphone night and have a

 

drink and this one particular night he says was a lucky

 

night when he met Brooke Lynn. Craig says that he

 

liked Brooke Lynn’s creativity with works, but more

 

importantly she was very mature and intelligent.

 

 

Brooke Lynn and Craig would frequent various

 

plays and musicals in the theater district. They

 

both enjoyed the creative arts and on the weekends

 

if their schedules were free the would visit the

 

museums. Brooke Lynn felt comfortable with Craig

 

as they had the same passion for the arts and therefore,

 

it was their conversation topic and Brooke Lynn was

 

able to shield her vulnerability since she spent so much

 

time alone and only engrossed in her writing.

 

 

As time passed, Brooke Lynn would start travelling

 

to various parts of the country attending writing expos

 

and conferences, however, she would begin to miss

 

Craig and he would equally miss her. They would

 

skype every evening and she would tell him all

 

the exciting things happening in the conferences and

 

how she was networking and getting offers for speaking

 

engagements. This is the life Brooke Lynn dreamed

 

of, however, she wanted someone to share it with.

 

 

Brooke Lynn was due to return home after her

 

two weeks away from Craig and as he met her at the

 

airport they would find that they had much to share

 

with each other, personally and professionally. He

 

bought Brooke Lynn home and as she settled in they

 

shared a bottle of wine Craig brought up to her brown-

 

stone that she brought after graduating college.

 

 

After Brooke Lynn got settled in, checking her phone

 

messages and mail that they decided to go for dinner.

 

It was at dinner that they established their relationship,

 

goals and aspirations. Craig knew that Brooke Lynn

 

had a valuable gift in writing, one that she truly enjoyed

 

and he vowed to support her in The Gift she humbly

 

possessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s