In the movie “500 Days of Summer”, it takes Tom several seasons to get over Summer Finn. This movie is based on Scott Neustadter’s real life heartbreak. Scott has the right idea: one of the best ways to get over a break up, is to get even! Write about it!
For this week’s writing prompt, tell us about how you got over heartbreak. Make a list of three relationships that went bad. Pick one. Now makea list of what you you did specifically to get over that heartbreak (e.g. started swing dancing every night of the week, TP’d his house, etc.). Add a sensory detail to it (smell, taste, sound, touch). Now write about your heartbreak remedy, including the sensory detail. Then, post your results in the comments of this blog!
It took a year to get over my male version of Summer Finn. “He did you a favor,” my best friend repeated. Between tanning on hot beach days and drinking during late-night chats, her wisdom sank in. Sometimes, I just needed my mom to scratch my head while we watched a period piece. When I flew to the East Coast, I steamed up the kitchen windows cooking savory Sunday dinners with my boisterous cousins. These simple times ushered me past heartbreak. (And yes, a bounce-back boyfriend helped too.) After that disaster, I learned no heartbreak would ever be so monumental that I’d never move on. For the men who’ve broken my heart since, licking of perennial wounds has gotten easier.
Now it’s your turn. Write about how you got over someone for ten minutes, including your sensory detail. Then post your story below. You could win a free writing class!