Tell a story from your life that has water in it. Which can be any story at all. If you are alive and on this planet, there is water nearby. In your body, for starters, and in other plants and animals. Not to mention lakes, rivers, and the ocean. There's water underground and in the sky. Water runs inside of pipes in a city or a home. It's in what we eat and what we … [Read more...] about There’s Always Water Somewhere
Tell a story of a disaster that didn't happen. One that you really thought was going to hit you. Until it didn't. Begin with the moment you knew the disaster was averted. Did the understanding come with a word? a gesture? what you saw or smelled? Starting with that moment, tell as much or as little of the rest of the story as you like. If there's still room on the … [Read more...] about Sweet Relief!
Think about a turning point in your life. Big or small. A turning point can arrive on an event or a thought. You might notice a turning point as you pass through it, or only come to understand it in retrospect. Write the letters of the alphabet, in any order, down the center of the page. Choose a word that begins with each letter. On the left side, write a phrase or … [Read more...] about A Turning Point, Alphabetically
Write about something you ate. Wonderful, horrible, nutritious, junk, whatever it was. Describe where you were by providing details of what you saw or heard, but not details that identify the place. If you describe who you were with, provide details that won't identify the person. Begin by writing, "Once, I ate..." Include other details about when this was, if you … [Read more...] about Mysterious Eating
Begin by drawing a chair that fills up the whole page. A real chair or an imaginary one. A sketch is fine. As long as the chair is as big as the page. Your drawing divides the page into sections somehow. In each section, write something about a chair. A chair you have known. One you have forgotten. The best (and worst) qualities of chairs. A chair that isn't a chair at … [Read more...] about Where There’s a Chair