First Friday Freewrite #65: “In the light…”

Welcome to the First Friday Freewrite! 

If you’re a newcomer, here’s the deal: I’m a writer, and I’ve found that I desperately need accountability.  Regular writing exercises help me keep my writing fresh, keep me honest and – most importantly – keep my pen moving.  Join me, and post your response to this month’s writing prompt in the comments.  It’ll be fun!  See below for details…

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.first-friday-freewrite-square

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 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 Friday Freewrite post title above to leave a reply.)

Today’s jump line:  “In the light…”

Happy Writing!


One thought on “First Friday Freewrite #65: “In the light…”

  1. …everything’s ordinary. My couch is my couch, my refrigerator is as it has always been. As much as I like my things, with time they become unavoidably familiar. Predictable. Even humdrum. But in the dark, everything changes. Shadows lend unexpected nuance to everyday objects. The blanket that has slipped from my bed to the floor becomes promising and mysterious. I lie awake contemplating what, in the muted glow of the streetlights, could be almost anything: a crouched figure, a cloak shed by an impetuous adventuror in a fast-receding dream. But then dawn comes, and of course nothing impossible has happened. In the light, only the reality I know is possible. A blanket is a blanket, nothing more. And sometimes it’s a little disappointing.

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