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Welcome to the Picture it & Write creative writing exercise. I invite people to join in, comment with your paragraph of fiction to accompany the image. It doesn’t have to follow my story or reflect the same themes. It can be a poem or in a different language (please provide a translation). Anyone who wants to join in, is welcome. This photograph will be reblogged under Ermisenda on tumblr and added to the Picture it & Write gallery on Facebook and Pinterest.

Please continue to write however you’re inspired, but add a tag to the beginning of your post if there’s mature content in order to keep Picture it & Write an engaging event for all of our followers.

Original image found on Pinterest.

Original image found on Pinterest.

Stop leaving me behind. My friends claim I will never grow up. Once they graduated college, they started ignoring my calls and setting instant messenger statuses to invisible. Enjoying cartoons and video games does not make me immature. Working forty to sixty hours a week, I need a fictional world into which I can escape, somewhere my brain can turn off and unwind from the day. No one asked me if I wanted to grow up with them.

No one asked me if I wanted to turn Dungeons and Dragons into a game night with Charades and wine. No one asked me. Everyone decided, all on their own, that they’d outgrown me. Stop leaving me behind. I’ll never give up my “childish” things but that doesn’t mean that when we are together, I can’t grow with you too.

-Eliabeth Hawthorne

Picture it & Write now supports The Girl Effect, a movement empowering girls to break the cycle of poverty in their communities, countries, and world. All profits from the publication are donated to this cause.

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