Since I was introduced to the juicy writing prompts Laura Davis posts weekly on The Writerâ€™s Journey website, Iâ€™m in writing prompt heaven. They stir up my creative juices, as they did again today.
Describe what writing practice is to you.
My first inclination?Â To scribble down â€œtorture.â€
Because there are times it feels like that. Stepping on a nail.Â Painful. Hard. Bloody.
After I took a breath, I approached it as a writing practice. Once I started, I let my keyboard sing, not stopping or editing,Â and came up with the following.
â€œYanking freshly washed sheets out of a full basket. Grabbing hold of each, revelling in the crisp snapping sound as I am shaking them out, laughing at the stray sock that lay hidden within, letting the wind lap at will, as I pin each to the clothes line. For as long as it takes, I leave them there for the elements to do with as they please. If it gets cold overnight, I laugh again, pulling them down, loving the tiny bits of crystallized ice dotting themâ€“for they are frozen solid and like grand sparkling capes, I have to bend around me to wear, cavorting about the kitchen, having great fun in the process.â€
What do you think? Not perfect by any means but much more interesting than â€œtorture.â€
Oh Writerâ€™s Voice, why donâ€™t you STAY? Just a little bit longer.