WFMAD Day 18 – Ready For Big Changes

I am going to spend the morning moving my niece into her apartment. I have figured out that there is some kind of natural law that requires relatives to move only on one of the five hottest days of the year. Natural laws are a bitch.

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Today’s advice: "The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." Sylvia Plath 


Today’s prompt: Part One: Write three quick lists, of five items each. Give a very detailed description – as specific as possible – for each item.

List 1 = five colors
List 2 = five sounds
List 3 = five textures

When you are finished with your lists, scroll down for Part Two…..

and be grateful you aren’t carrying boxes inthis heat…

think of me when you are sipping lemonade……….

or sangria…………..

almost there……….

Part 2 – Study your lists and come up with a bunch of different combinations, using one element from each list. One of these combination is going to strike a chord inside you. You might feel it in your gut or your throat. Freewrite for fifteen minutes on the combination.


11 Replies to “WFMAD Day 18 – Ready For Big Changes”

  1. I was going to say something like, “When you get to heaven, God will say you earned your place by helping move your niece on such a hellish day,” but then this phrase appeared: “Heaven is when friends help you move through Hell.”

    So thanks for that gift to use in my writing, and best of luck lugging those boxes through the hallways of Hades.

  2. Either that or rain.

    (The same laws say that all ac units in a place of employment will stop working on the hottest days of the year. Especially if you windows dont open)

  3. Hmm. In my family, we only move when one of the movees is in the last trimester of pregnancy, preferably in the middle of a blizzard. 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for taking the time to do these prompts every day for us in the midst of your busy life. I love this challenge–it’s doing great things for me. I hope the moving went well!

  5. I was so excited to hear that you’re speaking at NTCE this year and so very sad that I went last year instead!! English teachers of the world appreciate you!!

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