Friday Freewrite #15 – “It’s only temporary…”

Friday-FreewriteWelcome back to the Friday Freewrite!

Here’s how it works:

  • I post a “JUMP LINE,” a short phrase that will serve as a writing prompt, each Friday.
  • YOU put pen to paper and write for 90 seconds. (I’ll do it, too, of course.)  Don’t think.  Don’t cross out.  (That is wise advise borrowed from Natalie Goldberg in Wild Mind.)  Just start with the prompt and see where it takes you.
  • Then POST YOUR RESPONSE as a comment.  (Just click the comment bubble  to the right of the post title to leave a reply.)

Are you ready? Let’s begin!

Today’s jump line:  It’s only temporary

See the comments below the post for responses.

Note to Writers Forum members in good standing: The newsletter editor will be perusing Friday Freewrite responses to publish in the newsletter.  If you DO NOT want your response printed, kindly indicate this in the comments.  We are happy to respect your wishes.  Happy writing!


3 thoughts on “Friday Freewrite #15 – “It’s only temporary…”

  1. It’s only temporary but it follows you for the rest of your life. When you meet someone for the first time you introduce yourself using bits of your personal history. You’d better choose wisely. For example, when I introduce myself as a PhD, who taught science for years at university, they treat me one way. If I shook hands and told that same person I was a taxidermist they would quickly lose their grip and probably the color in their face depending on where they were raised. If they are from Socal they’d grimace. If they were from Northern California, extreme Norcal, I’d get a smile. If instead I told them I had been incarcerated for misdemeanor charges, for an entire year, I would never have a second chance with their internal paradigm. We are more than what happens to us, by choice or injustice, but sadly human nature and our judgment of others is seriously predictable.

  2. “It’s only temporary…” I said to myself time and time again, as my outlaw relatives camped on my doorstep for months and months.

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