First Friday Freewrite #57: “In between breaths…”

Welcome to the First Friday Freewrite! 

Here’s how it works: I post a “JUMP LINE,” a short phrase that will serve as a writing prompt, each first Friday of the month.

YOU put pen to paper and write. (I’ll do it, too, of course.)  Don’t think.  Don’t cross out.  (That is wise advice borrowed from Natalie Goldberg in Wild First-Friday-FreewriteMind.)  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.)

Today’s jump line:  “In between breaths…”

Happy Writing!


3 thoughts on “First Friday Freewrite #57: “In between breaths…”

  1. In between breaths, I can swim from one side of the pool to the other. In between breaths, I can take two more steps up the mountain. And in between breaths, I can forget that I’m loved, that I have a good reason for being, and that everything will be all right, then remember again.

  2. …I vow to do it differently, better. I’ll focus my mind this time, won’t start rewriting conversations from earlier in the day and going over what I wish I’d said. Meditation isn’t the time for that. That kind of thinking is better left to the deep turning of the overactive mind at 3 am. At any rate, it’s never fruitful. In between breaths I promise to stop mentally making shopping lists too. I really should have eaten before I sat down to do this. My concentration is fragmented by a nagging hunger, and I’m lightheaded. In between breaths, I hope I can do it better tomorrow.

  3. …my life shortens, the world turns, another of life’s intersections nears with its many inherent decisions, my dreams solidify or fall away, my confusion grows, my heart beats, my soul bleeds with empty pleas of desire, my hunger grows, my hair falls, the questions mount, the answers fade, I want a beer and then…I breathe again.

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