Writing Prompt – April 22, 2010

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There is no wrong approach. Don’t worry if something seems to be a lot more emotionally charged than it is on the surface, or if some prompts are duds for you. This is a mind-opening exercise; anything is possible.

The Prompt


  1. Be ready to write, word processor open, or pad and pencil in hand. Set a timer for five minutes.
  2. Clear your mind.
  3. Click “Reveal Writing Prompt” below, and look at the prompt for the space of one deep, quiet breath.
  4. As you start the second breath, clear your mind of expectations.
  5. Write, full on, whatever comes to you, for five minutes. Do not stop to correct anything – just go.
  6. When the time is up, you have to stop.
  7. Get up and wiggle. Move. Laugh. Growl. Pat self on back.

You’re welcome to leave comments about the experience and anything that comes of it, including links or even your entire prompt-generated exercise. However, please don’t look at any comments until after finishing your own writing. What you’re doing right now is a personal thing.

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She was genuinely trying to maintain a tone of sweet reason.


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One Response to “Writing Prompt – April 22, 2010”

  1. Christine Says:

    even though her mind was filled with fear of the unknown. She had to check the water-levels in her reservoirs, she had to see if the new lamb survived the cold night, she had to go away but didn’t want to leave her cattle. She was in awe of the waxing Moon, but afraid of the dangers She presented since cattle-thieves get to work when the Moon is full. She made herself consult her Big Black Book to remind herself of all she had accomplished on her farm, to see how far she’d come, and refrain from confronting the mountain that was before her.

    She sighed a sigh, put on her boots and decided to start with the reservoirs. If there was a drop in the level, it meant “Leak”. If not, the heavy clouds would lift and she’d find the courage to continue.