This week has been an insane one for me, and I haven't had time to write or edit or critique or do much of anything. So when it came time to post I decided I needed a "writing prompt" to get me back into a creative frame of mind!
Since autumn officially begins tomorrow, I thought we'd use that as our prompt. You have up to 250 words to throw your character into a fall-like setting, develop a flashback, write a poem, try something new, whatever you want. Post those words below and then comment on at least one other person's writing. (You don't need to necessarily critique it, this isn't polished writing people!)
Ready. Set. Go!
(And here's mine ...)
When Helene was eight, she and her older sister dressed up as wizards for
Halloween. Christi came up with the idea, as always. She spent an entire afternoon flipping through the costume catalog, tagging pages that grabbed her attention. Every time Helene leaned over to point to something, Christi turned the page so fast she nearly gave herself a paper cut.
“What about the rock star?” Helene asked as the costume sailed in and out of her vision faster than a shooting star.
“Or the zombie?” Helene wanted to scare the idiot neighbor kids.
“Why can’t I pick my own costume, anyway?” Helene crossed her arms and flopped down on the couch. “I don’t want to have to match.”
Finally Christi opened her mouth. “Because, you are clearly incapable of choosing something appropriate. And I have much better taste.”
Christi narrowed her choices down, further and further until she finally stuck the page in front of Helene’s nose. “We’re going to be wizards. You’re the boy.”
Of course Helene was the boy. And after the Halloween parade, when she’d had to lead everyone around the playground because she was by far the tallest in the class, Helene stripped off the robe and hat and promptly stuffed them in the trash.
Who cared about trick-or-treating anyway?