Category: Writing challenge

  • 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, […]

  • Missing the Write 31 Days Challenge

    This week’s FMF writing prompt is: CHALLENGE I’ve been missing the Write 31 Days challenge, and the time I might have spent prepping for it this month. Honestly, I’ve been feeling a little sorry for myself over it. What the heck, self? I played in 2012 and 2018, and wish I’d done it more frequently. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Virtual high-fives for everyone

    This month I have written through my own excuses. I’ve looked at them, listened to them, recognized them, and then walked right through them like they were cobwebs disguised as cages. I found out I can do what I didn’t think I could. I’ve learned I can write even when I absolutely don’t think I […]

  • Come closer.

    Tomorrow’s Five Minute Freewrite prompt is: CLOSE. So. Close. Is anyone else eyeing tomorrow with suspicion? Did a whole month really pass, or is this some kind of trick? I haven’t kept a writing schedule since 2012 – the last time I participated in Write 31 Days. This felt so good. It felt really good […]

  • Insane courage, lodgepole pine, and having a voice

    Today’s Five Minute Freewrite prompt is: VOICE I’m not writing today because my voice is not important. My voice got me in trouble when I used it as a kid, and as a wife. My body and heart are quick to remind me why it’s a bad idea. My voice is not important, and when […]

  • Personality defrag

    The Write 31 Days prompt for today is: The struggle is real. What’s yours? For nearly the last two years, I’ve been doing the work of pulling myself together. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a chameleon, and I hate it. There was an art to being safe in my childhood home. […]

  • Too busy making soup.

    Hmm. Let’s see. Am I going to write today, considering I linked up with one October writing challenge called Write 31 Days, and another called 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writing Prompts: 2018 Edition? Nope.[note]My writing challenge is about why I’m not writing. I’m allowed. Neener neener.[/note] I’m not writing today, and I’ll tell […]

  • Taking a moment

    This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt (and Day 26 of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes) is: MOMENT. This has been such a long, long week. I’m not even quite sure why, except that it was a Two Migraine + Dentist Visit Week. Actually, that’s probably why, right there. Today I’m not writing for […]