Friday Freewrite #19 – “The long way…”

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:  The long way...

See the comments below the post for responses.

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3 thoughts on “Friday Freewrite #19 – “The long way…”

  1. The long way…out is only about twenty feet. When you’re scraping and belly-crawling your way through, it can take as many minutes to traverse such a distance. Albeit that includes time to stop and admire your surroundings, and to breathe, in the places where the passage is wide enough to expand your chest. You can walk from one chamber to the next, but I prefer the more intimate route leading overhead, through the “attic” of the cave.

  2. The long way through anything can offer lessons in patience, allow you to experience the art and Zen of getting lost and then finding your way back, and sometimes allow you to accomplish more in a shorter time than you’d have thought possible if you’d taken the easier, shorter way. The long way is more fun, more interesting, more thoroughly life-changing. But there’s that pesky time thing….

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