This is a test. This is only a test. I appreciate all who have volunteered to give me feedback on Gold Girl. Please leave any comments here. The Prelude and Introduction is up and I apologize for any typos and errors. Also I can't change the format (I know it drives me nuts). I really want everyone to focus on the flow of present tense and if you think it works for this particular part. Please also note any misunderstandings. Does it make you want to read more or nah lol etc.
Full chapter One will be up later this week. Any questions or comments I will respond to them here.
When I was in Kindergarten my teacher asked us to draw ourselves in the future. It was the everyday struggle for the brown crayon because I went to a predominantly brown crayon type of school. We had to take turns using it and I would always go after Kenton 'Mr. Perfect' Johnson. I remember sitting there watching his sweet little ass color in his off brand pink Polo. He would not only take his precious time coloring himself but also his conveniently brown dog and hamster too. God I hated him.
I got so fed up waiting that in that moment, in my six year old mind, I decided I was not going to be brown anymore. I was going to be gold. A beautiful bold gold. Like a young Crayola Picasso I went to town on that paper with the shiniest gold crayon I could find. When I was done I had the most perfect drawing of the future gold Ms. Demery Jones --the award winning writer extraordinaire.
I looked at her for minutes and fantasized what it would be like to be her. And Kenton said to me in his high pitch snot voice “Gold is not a real person color.” And I fiercely whipped my ghetto head full of beads around and said to him “Yo momma ain’t a real person color.”
What I didn't know then is how high I had set the bar for myself. How I would spend the next twenty years of my life trying to be that Gold Girl. The highest honor in the Olympics is the gold medal-- not silver or bronze or trash bag, it is gold.
1. To be everything you ever dreamed and imagined plus more.
2. To reach your full potential, to be successful, beautiful, happy and wealthy.
3. To be Oprah.
With every breath and mistake made, it is clear that a self-portrait the young me drew was worlds better than the real life me. Deep down inside we all aim to be gold in every aspect of our lives. This is the story about four lost souls trying to find their ways to their golden selves.