Let me be ME

Daily writing prompt
If you could be a character from a book or film, who would you be? Why?

Picture it Sicily 1976!

Okay, maybe not Sicily, but definitely 1976. So here I am, young Belladonna with a wild side that loved basketball, track, dance, and theatre. I was very expressive and had a personality that many seemed to love, just not those who should’ve loved it.

 I was alone a lot, so I read a lot. At a young age, I became lost in the pages of The Beverly Cleary. I absolutely, positively LOVED Romona. She was something else, and I would find myself wishing I had someone that allowed me to be.

I hated being told I was acting fast when I was just being silly

I hated having my active imagination suppressed

I hated being held from my love of dance

I hated being kept from my love of theatre

I hated being alone 

I hated


I just wanted to be me but couldn’t, so I enjoyed reading about Romona.

You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!


34 Replies to “Let me be ME”

  1. Beverly Cleary was among my favorite authors as a kid too—Ramona and Pippi Longstocking were my fave charaters! They both were fierce independent and belonged 100% to themselves—traits I still admire to this day. Keep on being a spitfire—the world needs more of us!

  2. Beverly Cleary… Ramona. Haven’t thought about those books in a long while. 😊 Made me think of Pippi Longstocking. Loved that character too! Books offered a sanctuary for young me too. 📚💗 BTW you are STILL expressive and have a personality that many do love! As for those who didn’t but should have… it seems some people do not know how to love others because they don’t love themselves. 😞 A sweet share, Belladonna. 🤗

  3. This post is relatable! I have such an imagination as a child and I wanted to do it all. I had so much love for creativity. It’s sad that we have to suppress those thoughts because of people in society.

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