Write Every Day in April Challenge 2018

1. The submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm PST of that day of the prompt.

2. The word count accepted will be 200-500 words (fiction and nonfiction) or up to 18 lines of poetry and must follow

the prompt.

3. To enter tag the story or poem with #mandwmagazine on Wattpad, Tumblr, Intagram or Twitter (@mandwmagazine)

(entries can also be sent through email)

(All submissions could be seen on our Instagram page @mandwmagazine)

Day 1: Free For All (No Theme)

Day 2: April Showers

Day 3: the first book I loved 

Day 4: Power(ful)

Day 5: Forbidden Love 

Day 7: The definition of love is...

Day 9: The thing that reminds me of home 

Day 10: Alone v. Lonely 

Day 12: The best thing to do right at this moment 


The best thing to do at this moment is…Live.

by Dianne Scott

Instagram: (@ms.dee.skott)  

Facebook: Dianne.scott.33

Some people approach milestone years - 30, 40, 50... with disdain. However, there is but one alternative to getting older. A different perspective would be to allow yourself to age gracefully knowing that you are wiser, sensationally seasoned and a conqueror. Life is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows. The older we get, we can look back with warmth at the pleasant memories from the good times.. And we can look back with pride that we are still here after enduring the   storms that entered our trajectories. New years bring new opportunities, experiences and we can use what was learned in our yesteryear to keep moving. Welcome each year, each day with gladness and should there be a moment when apprehension or disdain creeps in relative to getting older, the best thing to do is to just send those thoughts where fleeting thoughts go and with determination and zeal, live. 

I was diagnosed at 37 years old with Multiple Sclerosis. Due to gait and balance challenges, I was ordered to begin using a cane the day I was diagnosed. 11 years later, MS has me wheelchair bound 80% of the time, medically retired, and presents a plethora of challenges daily. However, I know that You are not knocked down and defeated until your self tells your self that you are knocked down and defeated”. I still have a life to live  so  I focus on  what I can do,  what I love to do ,  and what I can do  to make myself feel better . With that said, at low times, since I refuse to lose myself totally to MS, I recognize  that the best thing to do at those moments is to just live.