February 16th, 2009
I’m writing this in bed, listening to the occasional rain, trying not to barf all over you.
See, somewhere between noon and 1PM, I suddenly and violently came down with a burny stomach/bloody sinus malady, and it’s not been attractive nor amusing.
Still, PROMPTuesday must not suffer. No instead my husband will bear the brunt of my weak calls for toast and the putrid rice yogurt I bought in a dairy-free fit, while I compose the lamest PROMPTuesday ever.
And with that illustrious introduction, here it is:
Start a story with the sentence, “It was a dark and stormy night.“
Because it is.
Meanwhile, let me just prop myself up and extend a fever-soaked fingertip toward the keyboard to type 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.
Wanna catch up on the PROMPTuesdays archive? It’s here.