"Write for 10 minutes about what is running through a husband-to-be's head while his wife-to-be is walking down the aisle to where he stands." Is that the music changing? Yes, it is. She told me to count to give after the music changed and then to turn around to look at her. One. Two. Three. … Continue reading Prompt 42
"The biggest lie anyone told you" "Next time it won't be the same old song and dance..." And I fell for it. Hook. Line. And sinker.
"Write a poem about a tomato" Round and ever blushing It sits there, poised and stoic Still and never rushing A patience near heroic. It wears a dark green hat Its attachment to the vine The one on which it sat Oh that tomato, mine. In a salad it will go With some lettuce and … Continue reading Prompt 40
"Your favourite tree" Outside the living room window of the house I grew up in, there is a large, majestic magnolia tree. It sits, about as tall as the house, if not taller, and is clad year-round in big, thick leaves of a deep green shade. And when it flowers, it provides huge creamy white … Continue reading Prompt 39
"The president's personal to-do list" I realize that this list would be completely different had I done it three months ago. And while there may be many presidents in the world, I feel drawn to trying to outline what the to-do list of one in particular might look like. Flip coin on whether to shake … Continue reading Prompt 38
"Describe in detail an every day object - a piece of fruit, a water bottle, or your beat-up old wallet" The teacup sat neatly on the kitchen table, catching the midmorning light and holding it warmly. Like many teacups of its time, it was small and quaint, and had a small handle that would only … Continue reading Prompt 37
"Parades" People marching, mesmerized, all moving in the same direction, stepping at the same pace. Corralled by banners and observers that delineate the path the marchers must follow. Slow progress, allowing the audience to carefully absorb the celebration or the protest of those passing by. A chant? Perhaps. Starting at the front and rippling across the … Continue reading Prompt 36