Pushing the Envelope
I've blogged here in fits and starts, running out of ideas of what to write. When I blog, I want it to be worth your time to read. This last month I joined a forum that extended a challenge to blog in response to a daily prompt. I thought this experience might make me a better blog writer. But I have to say, so far I kind of compare the prompts to journal writing that you share with the public. The prompts have been all over the place but most often relate to writing in some way. And I of course convert that to poetry. I'm not a prose writer, at least not a fictional prose writer. Today's prompt pushed me over that ledge and I thought I'd share it here.
You're headed down to Imagination Station to pick up your imaginary friend. Tell us about the friend - is it human? Humanoid? Animal? Talking banana? Three-headed monster afraid of heating blankets? What's their story? Likes/Dislikes? What name do they answer to? Why are they in your life?
Don't forget to tell us how your friend ended up at the station in the first place!
She knows I don't like this kind of thing. I told her to stay away. But she's coming anyway and I have to pick her up at Writemore Station in an hour. I have half a mind to not go, just leave her stranded, it would serve her right. If she wants to do this so badly she can find her own way, leave me out of it.
Little Miss Storyteller, better known as Flash Fiction Fanny wants me to join her in writing a "creative story", using my imagination. I don't do that kind of writing, I'm no good at it. Just because she is traveling all the way from Blog City, WDC, doesn't give her the right to make this kind of demand on me. She thinks because I stepped out of my comfort zone and took on the blog challenge, she can push me even further into short story writing. Well, she has another think coming. Her ink-filled head is getting too big for her pencil-pen body, but I love her anyway. I just prefer that our friendship stay long distance. Let her do her thing, and I'll do mine.
I gotta go, can't be late. I can't wait to show her this and say, "I told you so".
My point in sharing this blog is, we as writers should always be pushing ourselves. Stepping out from our comfort zone and taking the risk to write in different genres. You never know what may develop.
flutter on the fringe
of my reality
~~Judi AKA Tinker
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