As you have likely noticed, I’ve been a bit remiss in my posting frequency as of late. But life gets busy, writers find themselves oddly silent, and the blank page is simply forced to wait.
Ironic really that I felt energized to write today and headed over to one of my favorite prompts and online communities, the Trifecta Writing Challenge, only to learn that I’d caught it on the very last week.
For the final challenge here at Trifecta, we considered some flash and dazzle, a wild prompt to send us off with a bang. What we realized was the most achingly beautiful, haunting and dazzling words we’ve read from our brilliant community have been the ones you chose when you were given the freedom to write with abandon. So we’re lovingly, and eagerly, placing the choice in your hands. There’s no topic, no word, just a free write. Go anywhere your mind wants to travel. Take us there too. Just make it count, leave your blood all over this page. Thirty-three words exactly. Of course. We couldn’t end it any other way.
Thank goodness I didn’t miss the last prompt. This community has been so helpful and encouraging. They really gave me a push to give fiction a go. It’s been a true pleasure getting to know this group of talented writers. I’m sure I will continue to cross paths with many of you as we continue our online writing adventures.
This week I leave you with a piece I call “Last Train Out”. Enjoy.
Years leaving lines etched like rivers in a vast canyon.
Random memories played like a matinee.
Someone had to be the last to leave.
Listening to: Neil Finn – Strangest Friends
Random thought: Is it a novel idea to anyone that while in the movie theater you should refrain from speaking and being on your brightly lit phone? Yeah, I didn’t think so either. But judging from the behavior exhibited by the couple behind us yesterday, not everyone got the memo.