September 30th, 2008
Excellent writer and super cool blogger, Tap Dancing on the Edge of Reason, provided me with her son’s writing prompt, which I think will work just fine for this PROMPTuesday. Just fine indeed.
“You are in a corn field, with your dog, when all of a sudden, a plastic…”
Imagine the possibilities! A plastic what? Why is your dog with you? Why not your cat? Or the ghost of your bulimic fish, Shimmer? A corn field? Really? Everyone knows corn fields are creepy and filled with maniacal adult-hating children wielding all manner of sharp farm equipment intended to do harm.
But do what you want. Please write something inspired by: “You are in a corn field, with your dog, when all of a sudden, a plastic…”
And since it’s been awhile, let’s check out the rules:
- Try to write your entry in 10 minutes. This encourages top-of-mind, primal thinking before the ego and judgmental brain kick in. Just set a timer, make your kid count to 600 slowly, whatever. It’s an honor system. And I trust you.
- Aim for 250 words or less.
- Please have fun. Don’t put pressure on yourself. Together, let’s rediscover the simple joy in the writing process.
- Post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.