Category: Eugene

  • Next year becomes never.

    This week’s FMF writing prompt is: RUSH I hear it all the time, about how we all need to slow down, stop rushing, stop hurrying, take a break. Sometimes, though, the day needs to be seized. Hard. Carpe testiculum. A week ago, I found out someone special to me was in hospice, and, dear reader, […]

  • A sidewinding kite tail, again.

    This week’s writing prompt is: AGAIN I’ve shown up to the prompt, again. I’ve stared at my computer screen, again. I’ve gotten up an hour early to give myself no excuses, again. I brewed coffee, again. I fed the cats and will feed the dog, again. I’ll go to work, today. Again. And it’s GLORIOUS. […]

  • And then, the snow.

    This week’s writing prompt is: NEXT Next is both a rock in my shoe and a double-espresso to my soul. Next is cherry blossoms and leaf buds and rhododendron fireworks. Next is the marvel of infant garter snakes at both ends of twilight, soaking the last of the day from the sidewalk. Next is sun […]

  • Some days are just green beans and mustard, and that’s OK.

    This week’s FMF writing prompt is: CONVENIENT What a prompt. My head’s going all over with it. The first thing that comes to mind is convenient food. I hate it. I’m no food purist – more than one dinner has been cold canned green beans dipped in mustard and mayonnaise mixed together. I’m classy like […]

  • Bats at the umbrella factory

    Meanwhile, back at the umbrella factory. Last May, my landlord raised the renty by $50. On the first of this year, they raised it $85. In September, they’re going to raise it another $50. I’m deeply tired of renting. It’s not like it’s a fancy apartment. The only real amenities are that we can hang […]

  • Window and Freeway

    This week’s FMF writing prompt is: INFLUENCE Not gonna lie. The prompt doesn’t speak or spark, for me, but the point of the exercise is to build discipline around the practice of writing, to some extent. So. Here I am. Rock me like a hurricane. Influence. I influence others. I am influenced. The environment I’m […]

  • Five Minute Friday: Share

    This week I’m participating in Five Minute Friday. FMF is pretty much what it sounds like – set a timer, write for five minutes on the prompt provided. It’s been a great tool for getting me up and writing, before work, on this, the most holy day of the workweek. Today’s Five Minute Friday Freewrite […]

  • It’s sunny.

    Great googly moogly, look at that sunshine. What a shame it would be to be stuck indoors on this lemonade-and-sunglasses kind of day. The temperature is perfect. It smells amazing out there, after yesterday’s rain. Nope. I can’t possibly spend even 15 minutes writing, today. The sunshine. I must be out in it. This is […]

  • It’s raining.

    It’s raining. It’s raining; it’s pouring. The old woman is snoring. She went to bed and bumped her head, And she couldn’t get up in the morning. Seriously, it’s all grey and yucky outside and I’m utterly unmotivated. I am without motive. I cannot be bothered to motivate. Too tired to be inspired. I just […]

  • Sometimes you fly

    This week I’m participating in Five Minute Friday. FMF is pretty much what it sounds like – set a timer, write for five minutes on the prompt provided. It’s been a great warm-up before throwing myself headlong into the writing train that is Write 31 Days. This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: POTENTIAL. […]