Did you use to crawl around on the carpet in a diaper and drool? Did you use to live in a different house? wear different shoes? listen to different music? Write about the things you use to do, places you use to go, people you use to see. What did you use to worry about? What did you use to expect from life? What did you use to do wrong? Begin with the phrase "I use … [Read more...] about Who We Use To Be
Write about one or more ways that you have been the recipient of someone's kindness. A person might show you kindness with a great expenditure of time and calories. Or the kindness might arrive as a tiny gesture that assures you that you are not alone. Often kindness comes unbidden. It can also arrive in the form of an uncomplicated yes when you ask for help. Kindness … [Read more...] about Acts of Kindness
Everybody's got to be somewhere. So does everything. Everything that happens, happens somewhere. Begin writing with the words, "I know where..." and see what pops into your mind next. Maybe it will be an object, a plant, a pet or a person. Maybe it will be an event. Whatever it is that has floated to the surface, tell as much about it as you like, but withhold all the … [Read more...] about You Know Where
Does a fire burn inside you? What burns a bridge? Does every fire destroy something? Write about fire today. Real fires that turn things to smoke and soot. Metaphorical fires that issue warnings or bring change. Fill a page with ideas or memories about fire. Illustrate your work and give it a title. Write the date and a signature on it--but don't burn it … [Read more...] about Where’s the Fire?
Fill a page with a story that includes at least one of the many shoes that have passed through your life or your imagination. Think about shoes that have purpose and shoes that send a message. Some shoes never get worn. Others you have (almost) forgotten. Some shoes create comfort and others cause pain. Some shoes--traveling shoes, crying shoes, big-girl shoes are … [Read more...] about A Story of a Shoe (or Two)