Here you go - here's the first writing challenge prompt. I'll keep it short. I just finished 2 weeks of intense thinking and writing. It was focused and challenging, and I'm satisfied. I think you'll like the first prompt. I wrote one in response to it this week and will open my notebook to write a second one alongside you all. Feel free to share it with me via email or in the comments either anonymously or full-on - would love to put one of yours up here if you're open to it! Set your timer to 7 minutes and just write. If you have time to extend, then keep writing. I included one I wrote earlier this week. Have fun -- think childhood or a special event or a moment from yesterday.
I remember . . .
Mine from earlier this week, actually written on my iphone:
I remember planting my feet on the rug, thinking I don't want to get out of bed to run.
I remember talking myself into it because it was 5:05am, which seemed like 5 minutes too late already.
I remember plopping down on the rug, tying my shoes, and thinking man I am tired.
I remember adjusting my phone wishing my earbuds were a better fit and thinking Stic.man would motivate me.
I remember taking a slight detour up the Monona parking ramp cause I decided I wanted to run up something and imagine a mountain or a highline trail or even a hillside.
I remember getting to the 5th level and stopping to witness a mountainous sky with muted shades of yellows and reds.
I remember taking a picture - just one.
I remember thinking I have the same 'ol boring hashtags.
I remember stic.man's lyrics The secret is power exists in all people, the struggle is a sequel, if you learn to let it teach you.
I remember when the run was over and I was tired enough to hear the drip-drop of my own sweat.
I remember Brad in his wetsuit asking if I met my running goal.
I remember wondering if someone was gonna ask if he was going swimming in the lake.
I remember eating oatmeal and cinnamon and nuts all mixed together and then I remember writing out the postcard I had meant to write 2 weeks ago.
I remember feeling spontaneous.