Anyone can be a writer. If you read the below (in purple) and anything at all comes to your mind – write it in the comments field below and see where it takes you! Creative writing can be so much fun and yet sometimes, the hardest thing to do – is start. This is why I have put together Writing Prompt! Finish the sentence below and see where it takes you. Share it with others and see if you can help light a spark in others!
“With pen in hand…”
I sat at my desk with an empty notepad and stared at the blank page. I knew exactly what my heart wanted to say but I also know my heart hadn’t talked to my brain in a very long time. Getting this written down was probably going to be the hardest thing I had ever done in my entire life – but I knew deep down – that this was the most important thing I had to do with the rest of my life.
One of the goals for my blog is to provide inspiration for writers to follow their dreams, and one of the biggest problems writers face is writers block! That is why I am starting something new here,
Writing Prompts! – A Game
Every once in a while, in order to light the fire for creative writing, I’m going to post a writing prompt. I’ll write a sentence or two of what comes to my mind – then in the comments field below – I ask you to write a sentence or two of your own to the writing prompt. I’d love to see what we all come up with. Anyone can post, you don’t have to sign up or have an account to comment, anyone can add on to another’s post, or comment regarding mine. It will be organized under the category of Writing Prompts, and it may help you get those juices flowing. It may even help someone get back in the writers seat or inspire a child to start writing. Let’s all write and have fun with it!
“I looked down and saw it. I couldn’t believe it, but there it was…”
My ring that had been missing for two weeks. Certain it was gone forever. Certain someone had found it and absconded with it. I look down in the sand of the playground, just under the slide and there it was shimmering brightly in the afternoon sun. How could I have lost it there? I never take it off…
Now finish the sentence to the writing prompt above: “…but there it was…
James & John wanted to sit at the right and left side of Jesus, I don’t think that went over well because, and I am assuming, they were hoping for higher positions in heaven than just angels. But for whatever reason, my limited Christian education always gave way for an image of my loved ones getting to hang out with Jesus for a while when they got to Heaven. I even imagined my dog Smurphy getting to take a short nap in Jesus’ lap until he felt brave enough to explore heaven on his own. I’ve just always felt everyone who gets to heaven gets to meet and spend a bit of time with Jesus.
That being said, and because I am related to a very smart mathematician, I tend to enjoy working on math problems in my head, usually while I am driving or feeding the turtles. Anyways, I started thinking about the number of people we have on the planet, about 7 billion and of those, 1.8 people die every second. While that number can go up or down, the average works out to about two people, one on either side of Jesus, every second of every day for all eternity. Makes you happy to think that time is different in heaven, or pray that it is, because my dog Smurphy would have needed a lot longer to find his bravery to go explore on his own.
Don’t take candy from strangers! Do parents still tell that to children? Do parents still teach their children about the dangers of drugs laced in candy or razor blades in chocolate? I remember those talks vividly. I remember mom saying, don’t ever eat an unwrapped piece of candy. Always have her check the candy first. That scare, over-night, removed the candied apples and popcorn balls from the Halloween bags. Heck even raisins were questionable since they weren’t wrapped in cellophane.
How sad is it that we live in a society where we can’t trust our neighbors, where strangers are dangers and children are never safe.
This Halloween, be safe, of course, but have fun. Let a child be a child for a little bit tonight and if you must go through their candy, as my mom did, and some of the chocolate just happened to be removed, admit it is the fee for taking them trick or Treating and the sweet-tooth in you begging to be fed.