In the writing group, one writer brings the coffee, one writer brings the muffins, and one writer brings the prompts. Please respond to the prompt if you like.
And the prompt was, "The Trauma of Everyday Life"
The Trauma of Everyday Life
Change the "T" to a "D" and get "U" out of it
and it becomes "The Drama of Everyday Life"
T to D -- the voiceless and voiced alveolar plosives of the
International Phonetic Alphabet
Trauma - Drama
Trauma is outside of story
Trauma is the unvoiced, unspoken
buried deep event
Trauma, defining our choices without us knowing
until we make it part of our story.
The "U" embedded in trauma, the trauma embedded in you.
Drama - the voiced plosive.
Drama is lived, discussed (and discussed, and discussed, and discussed)
at least is
out in the open
plot driven or character driven
Drama has completion (the curtain falls)
and leaves us moved, changed.
"Say what you feel," says Edgar at the end of King Lear
"Not what you think you should say."
The Trauma of Everyday Life/The Drama of Everyday Life . . .