Today's writing prompt really moved me: Pick a random word and do Google image search on it. Check out the eleventh picture it brings up. Write about whatever that image brings to mind. Here's the picture: Here's what it made me think of: My friend, A, is going through a very difficult time in her … Continue reading Image Search: Despair
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Motivation vs. Inspiration
When I was in graduate school one of my advisors would drop little gems into his lectures, some of which have stuck with me twenty-plus yrs later. One of my favorites, and I can't recall who he had cited when he mentioned it, was "there's a big difference between motivation and inspiration." Motivation, he said, … Continue reading Motivation vs. Inspiration
Punctuation, Perfectly Positioned, Promotes Productive Prose
We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks! I am semi-colon happy; I admit it, freely. I used to be comma happy but I learned my lesson. … Continue reading Punctuation, Perfectly Positioned, Promotes Productive Prose
What I Know for Sure
For today’s prompt, tell us three things that you believe in your heart to be true. Today's prompt got me to thinking about last night. I had dinner with my sisters, Mom, Aunt and a friend celebrating her 50th birthday. 2013 for her was, as she put it to us, a shit-year. She said that … Continue reading What I Know for Sure
BFF’s, What Have They Done for You Lately?
Our Daily Prompt today: BFF's, What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from the person you’re the closest to? One BFF? One lesson? I can't imagine there being just one, or a most important one--there have been SO many! If I have to narrow it down, though, the lessons are these: Listen, listen, listen; and … Continue reading BFF’s, What Have They Done for You Lately?
Fire Marshal Judy
When I saw today's daily prompt from WordPress, I thought of my sister Judy. She has a quirky habit, in fact we tease her that it borders on OCD. This habit of hers goes way back; as far as I can remember in our adult lives, anyway. We lived together for a couple of years … Continue reading Fire Marshal Judy