challenge: write ‘whatever’ comes to mind from viewing the picture
I see the inground pool and I reminisce about years I lived in the countryside. My neighbors on one side purchased inground pools and on the other side of them was those, including I, who could only afford above-ground ones.
Each summer we women would gather around poolside while we watched our young children play and sometimes disagree. There was one game they played where spoken over and over were the words ‘Marco Polo’
If only I could turn back the clock and relive those happier times of my life. Sadly we make decisions based on circumstances and for some of us there are no re-dos.
On occasion I dream about days and nights gone by only dreams often become nightmares – ones I wish ne’er compare to happier yesterdays.
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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.
I sat looking out the window at the pool. We had it put in about four years ago and the kids had loved it for the first two years. After that it sort of sat unless I went in it, which was fine, I liked to relax and float about.
I guess the time was coming for me to drag out the cover. It wasn’t that is was hard to put on, but it was hard to drag out of the shed without picking up all the dirt and dragging that into the water. I usually had Bill here to help me but he was off with his buddies. I could wait but I started seeing leaves start to fall yesterday and the last thing I want to do is clean out all leaves before all the leaves fell in the pool.
I never knew if I was worth it to run the pump all summer if I was the only enjoying it.Then agian…..
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