Assil…or Lissa Backwards in Bizarro World

19 Apr


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The Daily Prompt: The Bizarro World

In the DC comics universe, a planet called “Htrae” (“Earth” spelled backwards) is populated with bizarre versions of superheroes. A Seinfeld episode made the idea of this Bizarro World popular, where the characters encountered their opposite selves.

Craft a scene in which you meet an opposite version of yourself — or a story in a bizarre, backwards world.

 Meeting the opposite version of myself, sort of like How I Met My Mother’s doppelganger episodes, would be interesting. Everywhere I’ve lived at least one person has said, “Hey, don’t I know you?” or “You look just like…” even my husband saw what he swears is my doppelganger. So as I sit here contemplating my opposite version of myself I can’t help but wonder if she’d be my twin physically but my opposite personality wise… So that’s how I’m going to take it.
Assil would be an extroverted introvert. She’d be the life of the party! She’d be physically fit (since right now I’m in chronic pain that sounds so wonderful) and run marathons. She’d have OCD instead of ADHD, and her entire house would be organized and spotless. She’d be a published author and photographer. She would not procrastinate, and she’d never be late. But she’d be single and lonely. She’d live in the city in a fancy loft with too many casual friends and no real friends. She’d travel all over the place and love the sights and sounds but she’d have no one except her audience to share it with. She wouldn’t have to worry about whether she needed to choose between buying a whole weeks worth of groceries, putting gas in the car, or going to the doctor and getting medication. She wouldn’t have to worry about anyone but herself but there would be no one worrying about her, except her agent who just wants to make sure everything is on schedule.
I could go on…But the truth is I like me. I actually love me. Flaws and all. I am as fit as I can be considering I’m in constant pain. I have a husband and family who love me. My husband and most of my family actually appreciate me and enjoy my company. (Notice I said most, I’m living in the real world and I know that my ramblings, quick change of topic, tardiness, ADHD, and lack of real organizational skills do get on some people’s nerves on occasion.) I have finally started working on my dream and am writing a book. I’ve got an awesome starter camera (it’s a Canon PowerShot SX150IS) that was a birthday gift last year from my amazing and wonderful husband, whom I call Mr. Rockstar because he has the most amazing voice (he was in a band when we met: lead singer and guitar player). He has no idea of talented he really is. I have a beautiful and wonderful 9 month old grandson who lights up my world every time I even think about his sweet face. Mr. Rockstar actually likes my cooking. And I have coffee!  I have wonderful friends that I love, care about, and appreciate and who feel the same way about me. The life that we dream or imagine when we’re young, or when we’re having a bad day and think, “If only I could…” or “If only I were…” is often like that cliche… The grass is not always greener on the other side…
grass is greener
No, I’m happy being me. I don’t want or need to be anything different than what, who, and how I am.

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7 responses to “Assil…or Lissa Backwards in Bizarro World

  1. TammyeHoney

    April 19, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    The grass may be greener on the other side till you get there, but either side it still has to get mowed. Great story and thank you for the ping back.

    • Lissa

      April 22, 2013 at 12:26 am

      You’re welcome. My version of that statement is a little crude so I didn’t post it.. Usually if the grass is greener it either has more weeds or there’s more fertilizer… and you’re right, both sides have to be mowed. 😀

      • TammyeHoney

        April 22, 2013 at 12:33 am

        The shiny tower on the hill always looks great from afar till you own it and find all the leaks…

      • Lissa

        April 22, 2013 at 12:37 am

        😀 My husband and I have both been cheated on in prior relationships so when we first began talking one of the first things we talked about was the whole “Grass always looks greener on the other side,” thing…I’m a firm believer in tending your own yard and part of that means you water, fertilize, nurture, and spend time working on it, if both people are working on their yard together then they’re not even paying attention to the neighbor’s… 😀

      • TammyeHoney

        April 22, 2013 at 12:41 am

        My hubby and I are both in second marriages that the first ended not by choice for either of us… I agree with you that the strong foundation in your own yard makes it such a wonderful place that there is no place like home. 🙂

  2. Creative Mysteries

    April 20, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I like to entertain myself thinking about what an opposite version of myself would be like. It’s fun to think about but in the end, I’m also just happy being me. I’ll seek ways to change myself, my attitude, my values, etc. But I’ll always be me.

    Great post. It started my day off perfectly. 🙂

    • Lissa

      April 22, 2013 at 12:25 am

      Thank you. One of the things about getting involved in relationships is that sometimes people want to or try to make you change: whether it is a friendship or a romantic relationship. The key to it is that we walk into it liking them the way the person is not how you want him/her to be. I had to learn to love and like myself. I will always be a work in progress. I’ll always strive to learn more, to be a better me, and to be a happier and healthier me, but I’m not trying to change myself into something I’m not–just trying to be a better version of the me that I am. 😀


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