Challenge: A Personification

Hello!  I’ve made a discovery.  I never would’ve believed it had anyone told me, but I found a way to use Twitter as a writing tool.  What?  Twitter?  Really?  Yes, really.  I did some searching and I found a couple people who “tweet” writing prompts, challenges, and musings pretty regularly.  I’ll post links to their pages at the end of the post.

This challenge comes from Writing Prompts: “take one of the 7 sins and personify them.”  I took a little bit of liberty with this one, and wrote a very short piece in the second address (very risky, I know…just wanted to try it.  If anyone has any serious objection i can change it!) bringing all the deadly sins together in one body.  The POV makes it difficult to categorize it as a personification, but essentially that’s what it is.

In case you’re not familiar with them, the seven deadly sins are as follows-Rage, Envy, Sloth, Gluttony, Greed, Lust, and Pride.  I tried to include bits for every one.  Look for them, they’re in there!

You know who you are.  The bar’s set too high for you to reach…while sitting down.  If only you’d stand up and see what you can achieve with a willing mind.  But that assignment has to be a couple hundred words too long, your “me time” is a couple minutes too short, and your perfect nose goes up to any challenge deemed “too easy”.

Seeing only what you want to see is a skill you’ve perfected, just look in the mirror.  Your cherry curls never fall quite the same any more.  Has self-maintenance really become too difficult for you?  Or maybe too boring?  With every glance your eyes, opened wide, reveal your jealousy.  You can only blame yourself, yet your negative feelings radiate to everyone.

No one can help you now, you’ve fallen too deep into your imaginary world, your routine, your couch.  Pitiful.  Deadly.

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There are a few more, if you’re super interested, but I believe these two to be the best.