Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Your assignment today, should you choose to accept it, is to write something based off this quote:

“I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.” 

 ~Mae West

Are you up for the challenge?





    A reputation is a foundation. We're built on solid footing, or we crumble like a house of cards. Houses can be rebuilt. She was never sure about reputations.

    Callie Hobart was just settling in. The "new" girl in a new town, a new apartment, a new job and a new chance at the life she needed. Back "home" Callie felt worn out and used up. Men saw her as a conquest and nothing more, and she allowed it. Her esteem - self or otherwise, was almost non-existent. And she saw her life spiraling out of control, a lost soul heading nowhere. Agreed, she made bad choices that took a toll out of her. And she had regrets. Little Ms. Hobart had a bad reputation in need of repair.

    Her logic had come in this thought - not all reputations are good. She just knew she had to change. She felt like a soiled linen. And her thread count was below par. This fresh start was what she needed. It was a coat of paint on her dingy life. Callie wanted terribly to live up to something instead of just settling down to someone else's standards.

    Her mindset was finally right. Callie was feeling better about herself already. And it was a trade she had wanted to make for a long time, that old reputation for this new life. Frankly, she never missed it. She had gotten the better of the deal!