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What came before the big bang? the little spark
What did Galileo drop off the tower of Pisa? a heavy paper weight
Is a Cartesian bear similar to a polar bear? Yes, except they are not white
What did Newton say when the apple landed on his head? what the *#@$*
Why did Columbus think the world was round? because the best things in life have curves
What was Heisenberg uncertain about? speaking English
What was the name of Schrödinger’s cat? Cat-er-shlogan
When a photo finish decides the winner of a race, did they change the outcome by measuring it? no, photo machines are not rigged
What is the God particle used for? keeping people honest
Is the theory of everything all you need to know? obviously, yes, it incorporates everything
Daily writing prompt
Describe a risk you took that you do not regret.
I don’t know if I would call it a “risk” per se but I met David about six months after losing my husband. Bob and I had been together for about 25 years, married most of those years. I was happy being married to Bob and heartbroken when he passed away. I hadn’t planned on ever getting into a relationship again but when I met David something just clicked and it felt like Bob had sent him to me, to sort of take care of me or keep me company. The risk was dealing with the judgement of others, those who felt it was too soon to get into a new relationship. It was also a risk because I honestly didn’t need to deal with any other loss at that point in my life. That being said, I fell in love with David and a little while later I lost my son, so I was thankful to have his support at that point in my life.
Daily writing prompt
Write about a time when you didn’t take action but wish you had. What would you do differently?
I have read that regret is a symptom of depression. When I read a question like this my mind automatically goes back to losing my first husband and my son. It makes me think of all the things I wish I had done over the years, over those last few months, or just in general. I hesitate to answer this question because it just saddens me as it fills me with regret which leads to more heartbreak. I know that perhaps this question is not supposed to spark something so deep but it is where my mind goes and once that happens it is hard to think of little things.
Welcome to the 6-minute challenge!
Today’s prompt is:
This is a black and white photo of 4 individuals with old fashioned scuba-diving gear.
*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****
- 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.
Thank you for participating!
Ragtag Daily Prompt: Temper https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/04/24/rdp-monday-temper/
The hot anger rises
and tempers soon flare
their innocent squeals
fill the thick sultry air
Adults do not know
that they are okay
to allow these young kids
to go ’bout and play
they think that the kids
are not being good
or that they’re not fine
doing what they should
‘Cause no one has told them
that playing is fine
that some noise is okay
a laugh’s not a whine
All they can feel
is shame and despair
to think that the public
does not really care
that they are the ones
struggling the most
needing some help
all bumps never coast
in their sheltered world
noise is never for fun
it just means that someone
is coming undone
So why can’t we help them
to see that the kids
are doing exactly
like all others did?
I thought of all the kids I used to work with and the families they came from. The parents were so used to being judged for the “bad behavior” of their kids that they didn’t have the ability to see that some of the squealing and screaming was just for fun and was okay. When parents are tormented with shame and constantly being blamed for the “poor behavior” of their children the lines between acceptable and unacceptable behavior start to blur. Who can blame them for feeling this way? They see a face talking to them and they barely hear what is being said because they only see the mouth moving and feel like they are being talked at. I don’t think there is enough empathy in our world.
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