Weekly Writing Prompt (#38)

encouragement

  1. Write a letter to a stranger that details how you two meet. Describe how you would want this future relationship to go. This stranger could be a future friend, teacher, student, co-worker, or future spouse.  It does not even have to fall into one category. Who do you want to meet today? Answer that question and write a letter to them.
  2. Write a poem about your soul. Use creative lines that deeply reflects who you are and then explain what you mean. Make it clear who you are by using imagery and descriptive words.
  3. Write a short story based off of a show, book or other author’s work. Do not rewrite their story, but create your own story in their world. Use your characters and your plot, but their rules. If you must use their characters morph them into your own. This should be your own piece of writing that acts either as gratitude for another’s work or something that shows how much you enjoy their work. No matter what make it your own.
  4. Write a character or relationship description about your dad or a dad figure. What are him like? What is your relationship with him like? How do you bound with him?
  5. Write a story where no characters are human. They can be anything besides human beings. Have fun with it.

What Happened This Week- DreamWard Bound

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What happened this week? What did I do?

It seems like a long week, packed with work and social media. I have reasons for feeling like this week was focused on social media and the internet. I took a webinar, my improv troupe created social media accounts, and I am starting a new project that requires accounts. There are reasons why you have not heard about the new accounts that I helped set up and will be working with.

The improv troupe is still getting the promotional information up. We should be tweeting and posting later this week. When we do I will be retweeting and sharing posts.

The other project still needs some definition and to be smoothed out. It also needs images or at least a logo. When we have everything ready for that I will also be retweeting and sharing posts. I will also be talking about it more and giving you details.

In general I am going to try to be more social on social media. I am going to try to share more things that I think are interesting and basically just be more active. I learned a lot of tips while taking Amy Jo Berman’s  webinar about social media. I also had a few smiles when I realized I am doing some things right.

That being said once this site is on the right server I will be changing my site up. It will have 3 distinct areas. Each are will have its own feel and aspect of myself. This means that when you go to the home page there will be 3 sections to choose from (Actor, Author, and Artist). I will have the most recent blog post on the home page, but everything else will be under one of the other aspects. This way I can represent myself more clearly and fully. It is exciting to be making changes, but it will also be a lot of work.

Looking back on this post, it seems like a lot of it was what will happen. I promise I did do things. It takes work to set up awesomeness and I believe that all that is being set up now will be great.

I only have one link for you today. I only posted my weekly writing prompt

Weekly Writing Prompt (#37)

encouragement

First I am sorry that this is a day late. Yesterday was a long day at work and I was burnt out by the time I got home. Thankfully I have tonight mostly free, so I am able to at least do this post.

  1. What does religion or faith mean to you? Do you have a religion? What are your views and feelings towards spirituality? Either tell a story, write a poem or simply start writing down ideas and see where it leads.
  2. You are watching a  fantasy or sci-fi movie or television. This show has supernatural or non-humans living among humans. When the show ends a conversation is started with your love interest about the reactions of the humans to the non-human or super-humans. It turns out your love interest is not normal. What happens next?
  3. Do you have a birthday tradition? Is there something you do every year on your birthday or some one else’s? If there is tell the story behind the tradition, including times that the tradition stuck out and made memories?
  4. What is something you do daily or almost daily? What simple and ordinary task do you do regularly? Once you have it in your head write a poem about it. First just write it out simply, then go back and add details along with poetic wording.
  5. Are you on Social Media? Use your profile or different profiles to write character description(s). If you have multiple accounts or profiles create a character or each one.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#36)

encouragement

  1. Write 3 two sentence story. Pick three genres (I am going to do Romantic, Comedy, and Horror). After you have your 3 genres write the story out and dwindle it down to two sentences that tell the important and complete story.
  2. Pick a favorite word either to say or one that you love its meaning. Use it to start a story or poem. Have that word be the beginning of the story and the focus of the story or the poem.
  3. You grew up hearing about lucky people just waking up in their dream lives. Then one day you wake up in a different life. Only it’s not your dream, but a stranger’s. What do you do? Who is the stranger?
  4. Tell a story about time travel but try to come up with a new idea or way of doing it. If you have seen or read an aspect of something you are writing try to change that aspect. This will be hard, but even slight changes may lead to a more interesting story.
  5. What does race mean to you? Express your answer the best way you see fit, whether that is a poem, story, or monologue.

 

To A Dream Or Future

poetry

Whether you be a dream or future friend I care not.
Just the thought and hope of you
brings my heart to a new light.
You breathe love to my art.
So stay a fantasy or walk in my life,
My beloved either way
will cause my soul to strive to grow.

 

This is another little short break time poem. What do you think of it? How do you like the voice of the poem?

Remind Me When

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Remind me of my strength
when I weep from weakness.
Hold my brave hand
as I tremble with fear.
Call me beautiful
when I am in bed sick.
Support me
until all your support runs out.
I know I will do so for you.

This is a short little break time poem that came to me as I was working. I hope you enjoy it and please let me know what you think.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#35)

encouragement

  1. Strike up a conversation with a stranger and then write a short story about them. What do they do? What are they like? Where are they going next?
  2. Write about your worst or best customer service experience that you had. What was it for? What happened on the call or during the encounter? How did it make you feel? What was the result?
  3. If all your dreams came true what would you dream about? Write a monologue about imagining what would happen after all your dreams and goals came true.
  4. What was your first job? How old were you? What did you do? How long did you have it for? Can you write a short story or poem about it?
  5. Write a short story about the best Halloween costume you wore. What were you? Did you make the costume? What did you do? How old were you?

Pen Poem

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This feels a bit darker than most of my poetry, but I did just watch a rather dark movie this past weekend. I realized just how beautiful darkness can be. Although, I still do prefer light and happy topics.

Pierce me with your ink fill sword,
force your words to linger
as they twist inside,
because murder is never sweet,
unless it’s in the mind
causing a new reality to live.
So murder my mind
with words of wonder.
Let the sharp bladed images
of your prose or verse
slice out the mundane,
so that I may live among your ink
until the new understandings take hold
and I am reborn with new light.

Weekly Writing Prompts (#34)

 

encouragement

 

  1. Write a short story from the point of view of a butt-head or someone you do not like. Try to make the narrator as unlikable as possible. To compensate for the nasty narration give your readers good writing, an interesting story, and great characters.
  2. You just made a wish that you would be treated like royalty and that wish came true. What happens next? What do you do? How does it change you?
  3. Time Freezes. Everything and everyone stops except for you. Now, you must find out why.
  4. Write a poem about your creative process. What do you do? How are you creative? What does it feel like? What thoughts go through your head?
  5. What does your spouse or dream spouse think of you? If they were alone with their friends what would they be saying about you?

I hope you are inspired by these prompts. Perhaps a muse will now visit you and you will be able to let the creative juices flow. If you are inspired or if these prompts do help you, please, let me know.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#33)

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  1. For years your spouse or best friend has been struggling with what everyone thinks is multiple personalities (Dissociative Identity Disorder). You have never seen an episode, but she/ he talks about it with you. One day you come home/ go over her/ his house and they are having an episode. The strange thing is that you see a different soul in her body and can see her soul napping on the couch. She/ he is not struggling with Dissociative Identity Disorder but is actually sort of a medium except the ghosts possess her/him instead of talking to them.
  2. What type of week did you just have? Was it great? Was it long? Can you write a poem about it? If you can you should try. Focus on the emotions and images that you remember from this last week.
  3. You meet a dog on the street and he follows you home. He is friendly and the perfect pet. He becomes part of your family. Write a character description about this awesome dog.
  4. Write about being happy and laughter. What does it feel like? What brings it on? How does it affect you?
  5. Write 2 short stories about eating your dinner. First write it in your point of view. What do you do to get it? How do you eat it? Where do you eat it? Now write the same story except write it in the point of view of your dinner.

 

Plan A

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Please, wait for me. Too many days have gone by without you being realized. Perhaps you have already taken flight. I know you do seem far away. If you can though, if you have the power, please wait for me a bit longer. I am on my way to you. It may not seem like my steps are making a difference on this journey, but they are the only steps I can take that will lead me to you. One day I will be where you are and living beside you. I promise one day I will make sure that you are my only plan. I just need you to wait a bit longer, because I did fall into my plan b by my own folly. Trust me when I tell you, I am trying to be where you are. Be patient and wait. I beg you let me earn your life style and achievements. Do not escape from me.

Today, while I was on a break from work I read an article about acting. I have been reading more and more about acting tips, advice and general acting articles. The one I read today was basically saying that if you can live with another career than do that. Well, I tried living another life. I thought I was one of those who just liked acting, but maybe I was not really an actor. I am realizing more and more I am an actor and writer. Even if I never get paid that is who I am. I need to try to make a life out of my passions. This monologue/ thought spew is inspired by the article and about my need to live the life I should have been striving to live all along. I should have fought for my plan A. Thankfully I am not dead so still can fight and work towards it.

Weekly Writing Prompts (#32)

encouragement

  1. Write a poem about relief. What does it feel like? How does it come? When does it happen?
  2. Write a monologue about goals or dreams (if you don’t have goals). Focus on your relationship with them. Talk about the goals or dreams as if they are characters. What is your relationship with them? How did they first come around?
  3. You are walking up your stairs in your house and you hear a crash from the floor you just were on. You thought you were home alone. What happens next?
  4. Write a character description that is at first a vague description of a family member. Write a first draft with this family member in mind. Go back at least twice giving the character more traits and more details that are not necessarily your family member’s traits and details. The focus should be using a real person to  write a fictional one.
  5. How does time affect you? What is your relationship with time? Creatively answer these two questions.

I Am A Soggy Bagel

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Today I got dressed up. I felt like I needed to look good. I wanted to take extra time for myself, so in the morning I woke up early. I put on my new cream cheese spread and wore heels. I even did my make-up. I was looking amazing if I do say so myself.

I started my car and went to work. I was on the highway when it started to rain and then I got a flat tire. I pulled over to change the tire. As soon as my car was safely on the side of the highway the clouds fully opened up. Have you ever seen a bagel in high heels changing a tire when it was raining buckets? I am sure I was amusing the drivers with all four tires intact that drove by. I just know it was not fun changing that tire and I was almost instantly soggy. After a few nice people did stop to help I finally had my tire changed to the spare.

I stopped, soaking wet, at a tire store. They changed the spare out for a new regular tire and I was off to work, again. The only real different was that I was no longer fancy or looking amazing. I was simply a soggy bagel in heels.

Could Be ( A Poem)

poetry
This could be amazing;
ride upon unicorns
over sparkling rainbows
while bards play magical melodies
and wild nymphs dance on trees
amazing.
Others may spring into light
out of sheer joy.
This could bring delightful dancing doggies
or curiously cute cats,
wonders upon wonders could be brought.

On the other hand
if you flip the tape,
reverse my hopes,
show my fears.

This could be terrible,
rotted death could ooze out its orifices
like black tar filled humiliation
and the sulfur smell of dying dreams
those that were crushed by failure,
which would cause a dank cave
to become a bare home for my soul
with only swollen sadness
to guide my lonely days.

There is a burning flame
a flickering fire inside
that holds to the unicorn
almost seeing the sparkling rainbow
and knows
even if dying dreams are crushed by failure
new one will arise
out of the dream pulp
or ashes of failure.
The phoenix that is my heart
will go on
will create.

Weekly Writing Prompts (#31)

encouragement

  1. Write a monologue or a characters thoughts about their personality. The character could be you. Focus on what it means to be categorized in certain personality types.  Think about either introvert, extrovert, or a Myers-Briggs personality type (INFP, ESJT, etc). Let the monologue or thoughts be about how the defined personality group that you are in effect you or your character.
  2. Write a short story about community or family. What does it feel like to be around loving people? What happens when you are around your favorite people? Does that change your mood or anything else? If it does example.
  3. Write a poem about relaxing. What do you do? Where are you most relaxed? What does it feel like to you?
  4. Write about what it feels like to be gearing up for something big. It can be a big project, a wedding, a new baby, a move, or anything else that is life changing. Simply write about the feelings and thoughts about the big change.
  5. Your cat or dog or other pet is actually a magic being that was waiting for the right moment to tell or show you what he/ she really was. In an amazing show your pet shows you his/hers true form or powers. What happens next?

Pain

poetry
First you whisper,
then you walk close.
You talk,
telling me to focus
or maybe it was ‘relax’.
Either way you came
to distract,
although my aim was to ignore
and ignore I did
until the training was brought to its end.

You allowed me to ignore you,
but you were patiently waiting
gathering information for the fight.
You calmly waited
until I was alone.
I was still.
Then you erupted
with a thunderous shout
because I did not move
not how you wanted.
The movement caused you to no longer be ignored
my attention was yours.
As I relaxed you were in the way.
As I lay in bed you preventing sleep.
As I ate breakfast you interrupted.

Thankfully I could dig in my bag
to find earmuffs to your nice
and swallowed them down.
Then heated a towel
to sooth what was left,
eventually freezing you out after.
More ear muffs,
more heat, more cold
and then life was possible.

Let Me Live (A Poem)

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Let me live among the stars
Allow me to dance a jazz-square
on the moon.
If not teach me
how to trap my dreams in reality.

I will soar high
above my common life
living in the clouds of my desire
then like gravity
you pull be back
to where I sit.

Let me fly.
Let me soar.
Let me live,
even for a moment more.

Instead you pull me
chain me
and remind me of my fears.
Road blocks are made
while obstacles rise
like you forget what’s inside.

My heart will soar
I will fly.
You may be helpful
reminding me of reality
but my dear mind
you know my heart and my soul.
They will win.
I will live among the stars
and dance on the moon,
so please just step aside.

I Am A Hurt Bagel

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The other day I woke up and my body was a bit stale. I thought nothing of it until later in the day. I started to workout with Baguette. I stretched and then ran. I was fine until we started to do the floor exercises. I should restate that. It was not until I tried to do the floor exercises that I started to feel real pain. I was falling ungracefully as Baguette showed me what to do. Yes, she did the floor exercises and I flopped around. I wound up getting unnaturally twisted up and my staleness turned into real pain. It was so bad that I could not fall asleep that night.

Thankfully us Bagels heal fast with a little wet heat. I was back to my non-exercising self within a day.

 

 

Weekly Writing Prompt (#30)

encouragement

  1. Write a short story in the steampunk genre where there is an inventor who invents or creates a realistic Android or robot. (The link attached to “steampunk” will bring you to its Wikipedia page.)
  2. What was the last thing that happened in your life that you would define as cute. Write that experience down and expand on how it brightened your day. Who were the characters involved? What did you feel? What was around you, meaning what was the setting?
  3. Think hard about what you want the world to know or hear. If you had the entire world’s attention for only 1 minute what would you say?
  4. Tell the story of the longest friendship that you have or had. Focus on short episode or short stories of your life that best showcase your friendship.
  5. You or your character finds out that the supernatural/ paranormal is real and that most of it simply takes place in an alternate reality. You find all this out because you are brought to another reality to help save it.

The Reason

poetry
Oh, there’s the reason.
There it lies,
on the floor of my mind.
It was hidden
behind ideas of romance
under longings of intimacy
neither the reason.
They only hide the truth.

This attachment to a stranger
with the idea of romance
longing for discovery of the deep
was caused by a dream of more,
just like reading my mind
told by another life,
this one also touched my soul.
He spoke my heart,
showed the world my hopes,
and told me I could be
the more of my dreams,
without even knowing my existence.