Yesterday morning there was a full frost and my neighbor went water-skiing in a puffy winter jacket. This gold-glitter butterfly is the representative of a similar dichotomy. Butterflies are usually the symbol of Spring, renewal and Easter, but here we are at Christmas ornament.
This ornament reminds me of deep-fried rosette cookies. My mom bought me a set of irons when I was a kid and would let me make the delicate, powdered-sugar-covered delicacies. It was a sad day when I realized they didn’t taste good and I just liked the sizzling bubbles making a 3-D shape.
#vss very short story
Dana’s left index finger traced the scars on her right forearm. She could almost feel the butterfly from her rosette cookie iron about to emerge.
Today’s Poetry Prompt and Poem
Today’s prompt is from Morgan Dragonwillow’s Wild and Juicy Writing prompts
Read. Dance. Write. Repeat. #365RDWR
Enjoy a moment of whimsy
Words to inspire your poem:
Whimsical, Mischievous and Spontaneous
Hi, why shy wish him his
Calm caws lash ash as awls
Miss his chums vices, she chimes
Mouse house hive homes chives
Voices issue ice moves coves
Stone spots span sane tones
Notes snap no one naps
Soups on tap, use anon
Atone spent spoons upon ten
Today, I will attempt the hardest thing: I will read through my finished draft for fun. And this time, unlike any time I have read through a draft, I will not stop until I am done. I will not think of myself while I read through the story. I will not stop to take notes. I will not get frustrated. I will read through the whole thing without judgement. That all comes after.
Today’s challenge is to tweet “Should the MC of my next or current flash story be an ex-con with magic powers?” to @8BallTweets. Here’s my tweet:
So I guess we know who I’ll be writing about. Let’s see if magic 8 ball can tell me what my MC is up to:
Don’t Forget To Read!
Yesterday, I opened up some documents I have been collecting in a file called Writing. I found gems in there:
- Emotion Enhancers to go with The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi.
- How to Write a Screenplay Workbook from The Writers Store
- High School Writing Workbook from NaNoWriMo
- 365 Days of Writing Prompts from WordPress
- Crafting Unforgettable Characters by K. M. Weiland
For today’s reading challenge, take a look through your writing files. What gems have you been collecting? Read some of them.