Writing is hard – finding the right word is work, and (as a post-menopausal female with hormonally triggered brainfog) it’s only getting harder.
I know what you’re thinking – if writing is work and work is a four letter word, why do I do it? I don’t have a choice.
I was an actress once upon a time (in the days before I became an Accidental Mother), and the first question my coach asked us was “Why do you want to be an actor?” Some of my classmates laughed when I said “I don’t”, but our teacher loved my answer. As he put it “The greatest artists don’t WANT to create – they have to create or die.” He didn’t mean it literally (at least, I hope he didn’t). He meant that creating is like breathing – you can’t live without it. Trust me. I’m an asthmatic –…
Most lizards have four finger pads on their front legs and five toe pads on their back legs, which are covered with rows of hairs that produce electrical attractions which can literally glue the animals down to whatever they want to stick to. They have the ability to walk up walls and cling to ceilings and when they want to break the molecular attraction, they curl their toes to set themselves free, which is sort of like moving a sticky note from one place to another. These attractive forces are weak, but when you accumulate millions of hairs, some of these lizards can hang on during hurricane force winds.
Where I live in central Florida, there are lots of lizards and a group of lizards is called a “Lounge” of lizards, which makes sense, because they always look like they are lounging around. A while ago, I pulled out of my driveway and…
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Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
*Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.
How did I even get in here? Last thing I knew I was headed over to that tree and look at me now, locked in a zoo. This zoo looks like some of the others I have passed. I once overheard someone saying that there were a lot of animals to see in the zoo. Why am I here by myself? Wait, unless there is someone behind me. Should I look? I don’t know if I want to turn around and see what is waiting for me. If I stay here long enough maybe I will blend in and nothing will see me. Why did I head this way? What was I thinking? Who is that over there looking at me? Shhh… He sort of looks like me….Hmmm, his cage is a lot smaller. Why is he copying me? Maybe he’s some loony bird. Let me try to be friendly….
Okay, here goes…(waving)…Wow, he’s waving back. Maybe he isn’t so bad afterall. Let me tell him to come over…..(waving to come over)….Oh, he wants me to go into his cage. No, I’d better not. (Shaking head no)….Why is he saying no, I didn’t ask him anything? Okay, I’m just going to ignore…..