Imagine yourself with the wealth and power to bestow any kind of gift on anyone or anything. Write about what you would give and to whom. Include other details if you like, such as why you are giving this gift or how the recipient is likely to react (if at all). Perhaps there is history or backstory. Maybe the gift will cause a dramatic change. It could be the type of gift … [Read more...] about Oh the Gifts!
Is it long or short? You could be asking about a distance. You could be asking about time. You could be asking about a story. Whether something is long or short depends on the context and on a person's perspective. Today, search your surroundings, your memory and your imagination for things that you--or someone--could consider to be both long and short. Write about one of … [Read more...] about The Long and the Short of It
There's a whole new year waiting to happen out there. Of the infinitely many things that could happen, what would you just as soon skip? Write sentences that begin, "I will skip..." Imagine your ideal self in a perfect year and announce the many things you will decline. When will you close your eyes, cover your ears, or plug your nose? What will you turn away from? What … [Read more...] about Skip Into the New Year
Write about jars. A jar that's in front of you. One you remember or invent. What are the most prominent jars in your life story? Or write about the contents of jars. What is in them and what is not. How are they labeled? Think about jars metaphorically. Jars of affection. Jars of time. Jars of forgotten events. What would you like to find in a jar? What would you like … [Read more...] about Just Jars
Find a place to write where there is some kind of scene or situation in front of you. Along the left-hand side of the page, write down words that describe what you are taking in from your surroundings. What words evoke what you see, hear, taste, smell and feel on your skin? Make a list that runs the length of the page. Reread it. Draw a line that separates the list from … [Read more...] about A List, Plus …