On an Emotional Roller Coaster

A short story based on emotions. Writing a story to fit this sequence would be an interesting challenge if anyone is interested. However, I will not issue the challenge.

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Noticed

Impressed

Acquainted

Enjoyed

Connected

Joyful

Envious

Convinced

Anticipation

Embarrassed

Relieved

Disappointed

Whipped

Forgiven

Thankful

Calmed

Appreciated

Respected

Drained

Trusted

Happy

Perplexed

Cautious

Composed

Friendly

Surprised

Grateful

Upbeat

Relaxed

Delighted

Anxious

Startled

Collected

Enthusiastic

Inspired

Absorbed

Patient

Confused

Frustrated

Abandoned

Lonely

Lost

Cordial

Hopeful

Jubilant

Ecstasy

Devoted

Blissful

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60 thoughts on “On an Emotional Roller Coaster

  1. Hello Frank πŸ™‚ Thanks for your last note, I’ve checked out the timeline. As for this post my immediate response is ‘Yikes! This isn’t a short story its a novel……’ But I shall enjoy to see what comes from your talented writer folk.

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    • Pauline,
      So good to see you again. Yes, I’ve not only missed your presence, but wondered about your prolonged absence. Your description as a “novel” made me laugh because I can see that! So maybe this is the short story form of the novel. πŸ™‚

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    • Rachel,
      I’m so glad you saw this because I appreciate a fresh perspective. The fact that I let the readers develop the story was one of my intents – so hooray for me! You have gotten my day off to a wonderful story! How to end it wasn’t an easy. For instance, happy or sad. For a long time I it was sad, but I’m typically more positive.

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  2. Wow! I didn’t know that there were that many emotions. I know that I’ve never experienced that many. We Scots are fugal and taciturn. (Is ‘taciturn‘ an emotion, or is it like ‘Atheism,’ a mere lack?)
    I hope that any such story needn’t have all those words in order. If I’m successful, the list will be as addled as I am. πŸ˜†

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  3. I am sure I have felt the gamut of these emotions during my lifetime with Mick. It can’t all be sunshine and roses in X number of years. Anyone who says that is how their romance bloomed is a liar. One hopes that once one has gone through it all, one ends up in bliss.

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  4. Frank,

    You have snow-globed the essence of love and romance here. The ebbs which leave you feeling as if you want to go and find that island Tom Hanks made famous in Castaway. But for the flow that buoys your unsteady self and makes you feel as if you can swim oceans, just to find the smile that spells you.

    Well done good sir, so well done.

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  5. I experience each of these in the beginning half of the day, but only ‘Taciturn’ the during next half, being part-Scottish (the Swiss aren’t exactly a barrel of emotions either.) This list does lead to a novel because it ends on a high note. End with angst and you have a short story or a poem. End with Taciturnity and you have a character sketch of an upper class lord in an English novel. A fun list, Frank.

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    • Greta,
      Thanks for the feedback as I value your professional thoughts. For a long time, I had the story ending at “lost” – more tragic – but eventually decided to continue with a positive ending. DING DING DING … first time “Taciturnity” has appeared on this blog! Thank you!

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    • Monika,
      There are many tales that can go to this series of emotions, so I’ll leave the story to the reader. However, I agree … life has so many ups and downs … and the journey each of us can look back on at this stage in our life.

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