When I first saw this post on Teens Can Write Too, I was extremely excited! A little different from the usual literature-inspired prompts but definitely thought-provoking and very YA, especially since I’ve seen so many YA authors botch it up. I actually did a similar post talking about the expectations vs reality of being a teenager here.
Everyone’s experience is a little different, but I bet everyone’s was at least one part awkward and three parts bizarre and unpredictable.
This month’s chain topic is:
Use pictures and individual words to show what, to you, is the essence of being a teenager.
Losing your vocabulary to slang: a guide to using teen-specific wordage
- exaggerating everything
OKkk “that” and “tho”“dat” and “doe”
- #truth #TBT #confessions
- Is that a thing now?
- emoticons 🙂 😦 😀 😛 o.O >.<
- basically shortening everything (totes, fam, APUSH) to the point that it becomes a completely different word
Ugghhh, my parents are sooooo embarrassing
An obsession with memes
You think ultimate happiness is financial independence, a loft in NYC, a boyfriend/girlfriend, and a BFF.
Spending too much time on social media
You’re convinced both of your parents popped out of the womb aged 40. You love them but you see their lives as the definition of ultimate unhappiness (always working, having “no lives” outside family, not owning a single trendy item of clothing)
The photos on your phone basically summarize your entire day
Having an MCM/WCW (Man Crush Monday, Woman Crush Wednesday)
You’re on top of the world. Bulletproof. Unafraid. Then you’re crashing. Coming down. Utterly depressed. But really, you just want to feel like you’re living.
You don’t know how to love yourself yet so you constantly seek love in other things and other people
You have a love-hate relationship with basically everything
I’m going to close this off by saying that I turn 17 in a month, which means only a year left until I’m not a teenager anymore. And only four until I’m a legal adult. Wow. I think I’m getting pre-nostalgia for my teenage years.
Yesterday I had a conversation about this with one of my friends. She said, “I just realized something! You’re going to be one of those adorable old ladies who try to text your grandchildren with teenage speak!”
I can’t wait!
Here are the links to all the other lovely people doing this chain!
15th – http://miriamjoywrites.com/
22nd – http://paperdaydreams.com/
24th – http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com/ (We’ll announce the topic for next month’s chain.)