Daily Writing Prompt (05/07/2017): The Yellow Wallpaper (205 Words)

Today’s writing prompt comes from Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper. My completed excerpt was written with a Pilot G-2 Pro Pen with a blue ink refill (0.7mm). The prompt is a total of 205 words.

The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she
wanted to get out.

I got up softly and went to feel and see if the paper DID move, and when
I came back John was awake.

“What is it, little girl?” he said. “Don’t go walking about like
that–you’ll get cold.”

I though it was a good time to talk, so I told him that I really was not
gaining here, and that I wished he would take me away.

“Why darling!” said he, “our lease will be up in three weeks, and I
can’t see how to leave before.

“The repairs are not done at home, and I cannot possibly leave town just
now. Of course if you were in any danger, I could and would, but you
really are better, dear, whether you can see it or not. I am a doctor,
dear, and I know. You are gaining flesh and color, your appetite is
better, I feel really much easier about you.”

“I don’t weigh a bit more,” said I, “nor as much; and my appetite may be
better in the evening when you are here, but it is worse in the morning
when you are away!”

Pilot G-2 Pro
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, written with a Pilot G-2 Pro
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