Welcome to Write or Die Wednesdays: A Writer's Link-Up! We are Vashelle and Mia inviting you to partake in some creative writing with us each week.
What we do:
Each Wednesday we will supply a writing prompt for you to run with. But don't run too far away! We want to see what kind of masterpieces you wordsmiths are creating! Some days the prompt will be a single word. Other days it might be an image. We will pose questions and ponder quotes, post videos of ourselves reading interesting or profound book excerpts or improvising until a genius prompt reveals itself to us. The possibilities are endless!
Why we do it:
We love to write, and if you've found yourself bloggin', you probably do, too. All of us experience creative dry spells every now and again. We hope that in some way, inspiration will knock on our doors and pay us a visit. This link-up was created as way to say "knock-knock."
How we do it:
Take our prompt and have your way with it! Be as creative and outside the box as you can be. Link up your post using the "add link" at the bottom of this post, check back throughout the week and comment on at least two other bloggers' posts. Don't forget to follow your hosts, Vashelle and Mia, and link back to us too!
What makes this link-up unique:
We will always try to supply prompts that anyone can work with, as they will not be geared toward a specific group of people (crafters, moms, fashionistas, red-headed unicyclists...). But if you feel, for whatever reason, that a prompt does not apply to you or your life, write in 3rd person and pretend it does! This link up is meant to exercise your creativity.
What's in it for you:
More blogging connections (find your writing tribe!), more inspiration and ideas, more post output, and a chance to win 1 million dollars! Not really. You can, however, be our "Weekly Write or Die Featured Writer" if your post made us want to go streaking in Target.
This week's prompt is the photo below. Does the image invoke certain emotions? Does it remind you of a special memory? Maybe it inspires you to write a short story or a poem. The possibilities are endless! Happy Writing!
Butterflies in my stomach. Dressed to the nines. Waiting. Just waiting for him to pick me up. I've been thinking of him all day. Those big brown eyes. That adorable snaggle-toothed smile. Nobody has ever gotten under my skin this way before. Nobody has ever been able to pierce my armored shell of feigned indifference.
It's getting dark. The minutes are ticking away. I can't wait to see him. My heart is pounding, knowing that he will be here soon. I look at myself in the mirror a hundred times, making sure no hair is out of place. I've never felt more self-conscious in my entire life. I've never cared more about what someone else thinks than at this very moment. I can't sit still. I pace back and forth - well, as much as I can in my tiny bedroom. Waiting, just waiting. Willing time to move faster.
Finally. When our eyes meet, I feel like I've been hit by a ton of bricks. That immediate, infectious smile. I can't help but smile back. I grab my purse. We get in the car. The weather is warm. The stars are twinkling. The moon is shining. The radio is blasting and he's singing along. I look over and smile. I'm not sure I've ever been this happy. I don't know how to act or what to do with my hands. I don't have to worry about it for long. He reaches over and takes my hand in his. Our fingers intertwine. He looks at me, his gaze intense. And in that moment, I know. I just know.
We drive on. The night is young.
"I believe in a moment. A moment when you glimpse the truth within someone, and they glimpse the truth within you. In that moment, you don’t belong to yourself any longer, not completely. Part of you belongs to him; part of him belongs to you." -Claudia Gray, 'A Thousand Pieces of You'
|Love you, babe.|