The exercise I'll be using from The Writer's Toolbox requires you to randomly choose one stick from three categories—the First Sentence, the Non Sequitur, and the Last Straw—each of which have a writing prompt to use (I will have these in bold).
Recently, as the NYC weather finally starting getting better, my boyfriend and I began the season-long "what do you want to do today" argument, because warm weather means emerging out of the comfort of your Blanket Burrito and Netflix, and returning to the outside world. As always, I'm going to want to go out to eat. The issue with that though is the simple fact that neither of us is the richest person alive—or even richest in our neighborhood. The struggle to find good food on a budget is super real, and oftentimes leads to some sort of bickering.
I spent such a long time saying those words to the wrong person, that now, I don't know how to express the feeling to the right person. I have lost the ability to be affectionate. I don't know when it happened, only that it did, and that it takes a toll on my relationship.