A Dream Propelled
There is no better alarm than my anxious joy. It made me swirl and tug at my irritated blanket all night. A gasp followed by my excited giggle made even my imaginable monsters hiding in the dark uneasy. Eventually, morning came and the night crawled away with a sigh of relief. I fell out of bed purposefully just to make sure I was not dreaming. The cold wooden floors greeted me with a hardened shake and the summer dust stuck to my cotton yellow pajamas. After I was certain I was not dreaming I sprinted to the bathroom looking perhaps like a massive yellow blur to my unconcerned roommate, Louise. Swiftly, with no eloquence whatsoever I did my daily routine. Battled my hair with different weapons of war, splashed my face although most of the water was flung into my wide open grinning smile, danced to guilty pleasures in the shower, and lastly picked out the outfit.
I eventually faced my dull-eyed roommate scrolling through her Instagram whilst she played with the depressing greens on her plate. Two coughs later and a stomp of the foot I snatched her attention. Attempting to be subtle I said,' Such a fine day for a dream to bloom''. No expression on her face she replied,'' What's got you talking like you Shakespeare''. Unphased by her lack of amusement I sneered my nose above her nonchalance and said,'' Funny you might ask, I shall make it quick as brevity is the soul of wit .''
Impatiently Louise waved her hand,'' I will listen to you because I'm bored, but please no fancy talk so early in the morning''. I gripped my hands together and began,'' Louise, as you know I published my first novel, Hopeless Semantics recently, Well...uh my check from it is arriving in an hour, ahh!"
Beaming with complete ecstasy, I stood tapping my foot on the floor. Louise put down her phone,with not even a twinkle in her eye she replied,'' How much?''. Shyly I blurted it out and Louise's eyes widened whilst the rest of her face like cement was stuck. Simple words tripped over themselves as they came out Louise's mouth and they fell upon my heart. She asked me what would I do with the money. This is something that never crossed my mind.
Excitement drew back inside me and morphed into a hideous monster. Thoughts invaded my mind, they formed rings wherein they wrestled one another until a victor rose supreme. The sturdy champion thought took hold of my inner mic and replied for me with an air of contentment,'' I never had the funds to apply to study abroad so a scholarship was not even over the horizon, but this money would make my dreams palpable .''
Louises face screwed at the corners of her mouth and the morning sun seeped in, enveloping me in a warm hug.
Ding...dong went my future and I opened the door.