May 11th, 2009
I think I’m re-using PROMPTuesday titles. And I suppose I could check, but I’d much rather put my energy into posting this kick-ass prompt sure to blow your shirt up (a mentalist device otherwise known as “trying to convince oneself”).
Here it is, my pretty, pretty foxes (stands next to the curtain ready to lift, but what’s this? the prompt’s resplendent kick assedness has temporarily blinded me!) (another mentalist trick otherwise known as “if I say it enough, maybe you’ll believe it”).
Oh fine. I racked my brain to come up with some starter phrases for today’s prompt, and all I could unearth was the most unresplendent, unkickass, unshirt-blowingnest sentences ever in the history of PROMPTuesday and all that is good in the world.
So here. Please finish the story begun with the below (I’ll do it if you do):
“What are you doing here?” I hadn’t thought to knock.
Aaron raised his head from the table. His eyes wouldn’t meet mine. “We need to talk.”
Sure, let’s do rules this week. I like to pull these out wily nily, neither enforcing nor policing them ever, to keep you on your twinkle toes.
- 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.
First time to PROMPTuesday? Welcome! Read a bit about this weekly writing exercise here.
Want to see what’s been written in the past? Catch up on the PROMPTuesdays archive here.