Friday, July 18, 2014

I Never Told Anyone...


“I never told anyone, but I once murdered someone,” I began. My therapist looked at me with shock in his eyes. How could a little thing like me kill anyone? I was 5’2” and barely weighed 110 pounds. But, here I was confessing my greatest secret. “Daphne, why don’t you tell me what happened?,” he asked. I sat back in my chair. “I was locked in an abandoned asylum. It was me and a few friends,” I began. I remembered that night like it was yesterday. “Suddenly, one by one each of my friends started disappearing. Then later we would find their lifeless bodies.” He looked at me desiring to want to know more. “By the end of the night, it was just me and Linc left. We thought we had found our way out but instead we were face to face with a scary, crazy looking man.” I shuddered at the thought of him. “He had this look in his eyes. It was the creepiest thing I had ever seen in my life.” I closed my eyes remembering his straggly, brown beard and hair. I began to shake. “Linc was coming up behind him. He turned to stab his knife into Linc when I suddenly jumped up and pushed him away. It was then that I was able to smell him. He smelled of death. I remembered each of my friends that had come with me that night. I had to do something.” Dr. Littleton urged me on, “Go ahead, Daphne.” “I looked around and saw a gun laying on the ground. I have no idea where it came from. But, I grabbed it and pointed it straight at the man. I pulled the trigger a few times,” I continued. “I watched him fall to the ground. I dropped the gun and Linc and I ran for our lives.” I was sobbing by this point. “We waited for hours until police arrived. We told them the whole story. The officer just shook my hand and sent us on our way.” Dr. Littleton looked at me dumbfounded. I knew he was going to check my story. How could he not? I just confessed to murdering a man; albeit in self-defense. I walked out of the office with my head held high. 

Hours later, I was laying in Linc’s arms when my phone rang. I looked at the caller ID and saw that Dr. Littleton was calling. I immediately answered. “Hello, Dr. Why such a late phone call?,” I said. “I called the Hidden Oaks Police Department to verify your story, Daphne,” he said. “I figured you would. Are you satisfied that I am not a lunatic roaming the streets?” “In a way, yes. I believe that you are not a killer. But, I worry about you psychologically. Can you stop by the office again tomorrow?” “Sure, doc. I’ll be by tomorrow afternoon,” I replied. I hung up the phone and cuddled back up to Linc. It was amazing how such a bad event could bring two people together. 

** This was a writing prompt where you began with "I never told anyone..." The characters and basic story are actually a part of one of my WIP. **

Friday, May 2, 2014

Getting to Know Me: My First Love

{Photo Credit}

I bet you thought I was going to write about a person. Right? Trust me, I could. I could write and write about my first love. But, I'm not going to. For my own personal reasons. But, my {non-human} first love was writing. I was keeping journals since I could write basic words. I mean, literally. Notebooks with entries such as: "I like to play." "I ate cookies."  These entries evolved into ones with much deeper thoughts. I had notebooks that had pages and pages of my personal beliefs and views written in them. I had a notebook of letters I had written to my father. I had notebooks full of research on my favorite topics. I had notebooks full of stories and poems. Growing up, my most prized possession was never a toy or an article of clothing. It was my pens and paper. Everyone knew that in order to make me smile, just get me some notebooks and some pens and I was good to go!


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Getting to Know Me: Introduction

{Photo © C.J. Delessio}

That's me. And below are some random facts about me.

1~ I was born July 28, 1978

2~ I am a 100% Leo.

3~ I have 6 daughters and 1 son.

4~ I am studying Psychology in college. I finish my Bachelors at the end of May and will be going for my Masters in Clinical Psychology with concentration in Counseling in September.

5~ I love New Orleans.

6~ Mardi Gras is my favorite holiday.

7~ My favorite foods are Italian, seafood, and Cajun.

8~ I am stubborn when I believe strongly in something.

9~ I know more about football than most men would like to admit I know. My favorite team is the New Orleans Saints. I do not miss any news when it comes to them.

10~ I have been a Hornets fan since they were franchised in Charlotte. Now that the original Hornets have been renamed the Pelicans, I am a Pelicans fan. It doesn't matter to me that Charlotte is getting the name Hornets back; the team I liked from the beginning is in New Orleans.

11~ My favorite color is pink.

12~ I listen to all types of music.

13~ I'm a loyal friend until you betray me.

14~ I have wanted to be an author since I was a little girl. I was writing short stories before I reached the double digits. I started writing poetry in high school. I also had written two children's books (never published) when I was 16. I did not decide to start writing novels until I was in my 20's. 

15~ I have 2 tattoos. At one time, I had 10 piercings.


Was NaPoWriMo a Success??

This was my first year participating in NaPoWriMo. I really enjoyed it and was able to write poems that are uncharacteristic for me. I found some prompts that I would like to work more on when I'm not constricted by school. I am happy to say that I did complete the month's worth of poems! They are all listed on this blog and will be published into a book form once I reach a certain amount of poems in my collection (I do have more poems that were written prior to this month). I cannot wait to participate again in 2015!


All poems can be found HERE

Was Camp NaNo (April Session) a Success??


YES!!!!

I set my goal for this month to only 10,000 words. I knew that I would be in my last 8 weeks of college in April and I did not want to over-extend myself.

I wrote 10,015 of the novel! 

I plan to write more (although a smaller amount; this is my last month of undergrad school!) this month. My goal will be way higher in the July Camp NaNo. I also intend to have the novel finished by the time November's NaNo comes around so I can begin another of my projects I have sitting around. 

May 2014 Goals


  • Write a "Golden Shovel" poem. This was the Day 5 challenge in NaPoWriMo but I didn't complete it {Just wrote a random poem}. I really want to attempt this type of poem. If I do not get it done this month, I will definitely get it done in June. 
  • Write more poems using the senses to describe things. {Example: The Beach
  • Write 5,000 more words of Their Always and Forever.
  • Finish the May 2014 prompts I am doing (A get to know me type deal).
  • Participate in the MAYhem challenge in a writing group I am in. 
  • Add approximately 10 more poems to my poetry collection.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Goodbye


I need to say goodbye,
But the words, I cannot say.
I love you to the ends of the earth.
Sadly, you do not feel the same.
I must say goodbye,
Although I do not want to.
Going on without you
Is breaking my heart.
Goodbye for now
But I promise I will be back.
I love you with a love
That is worth fighting for.

© C.J. Delessio 2014


*** I used the NaPoWriMo prompt for today. The prompt was to write a farewell poem. ***