Thursday, February 28, 2008

#100 (!!) -- Time Machine

Happy hundredth scribble! Woo hoo! What I have in mind when I say "time machine" is this: things that transport you back to childhood or another particular time in your life. Songs, smells, foods, whatever. You know how certain things are triggers that create time machines in your memory and take you right straight back? What are some of your things, and to what times?

Or you can go all crazy "time machine" if you want, and write about what time in the past or future you would visit if you could. Have fun!

[Note -- Some people have commented below to let me know that Writer's Island used the Time Travel prompt very recently. Well, sorry about that -- I didn't know. I'm going to stick with this prompt anyway; I'm sure there's a new way you can approach the topic.]

Thursday, February 21, 2008

#99 - Passion

It's a cold, blustery February day and I am inspired to inject a little excitement. The prompt for this week is: Passion.

Friday, February 15, 2008

#98 - Sleep (and/or Teeth)

In honor of Natalie Goldberg, who I am going to hear speak tonight about her new book, I have chosen a prompt from one of her old books, Wild Mind. Here, in her words: "An area not written about much -- but which once thought of becomes a rich vein -- is sleep. Try it. Write about sleep patterns, sleepless nights, sleeping in the day; how two brothers sleep together, two lovers; sleeping outside, beds you've slept in, sleeping on trips, in foreign countries; no sleep. What is sleep, anyway? It's like the old trick of saying your name over and over again until you don't know it anymore. Sleep is the other half of our life, the underbelly. We should explore it."

She goes on to say, "Another good topic, not written about much, is teeth. Go for twenty minutes. See how much you have to say about them. Don't forget your own buck teeth, your sister's braces, your dentist's bad breath, the crooked front tooth on the girl you fell in love with."

There you go! Have fun!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

#97 - "Fridge Space"

I know it sounds a little strange, but the prompt this week is: "Fridge Space."

Do what you will!