Writing Prompt – February 11, 2010

QuoteSnack offers fresh quotes daily, attributed and linked to a confirmed, published source. In addition, I’ll sometimes post a writing prompt with simple instructions. The next post will be a quote that has something to do with the prompt, so you can take a peek at differences or similarities in how someone else relates to using the same words.

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, but please don’t paste in your entire prompt-generated exercise. What you’ve got right now is a personal thing. What happens next is up to you.

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A woman has tossed my heart lightly away, but what of it?


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One Response to “Writing Prompt – February 11, 2010”

  1. starla Says:

    Ever been tossed away? Feels just like you think. Like hard concrete smashing against your head except it is your heart. It hurts to the core and yet try as you might to put it out of your mind. Go ahead remind yourself of all the others who love you and stayed. Think of the kindness that others give when they hold you up on the … See Moreinside when the other has left your side. Yeah it hurts…so what of it?? I am able to love so I walk on…….and yet in the quiet their words haunt your mind.