"When in doubt, choose change." : that quotation prompted this fun 8-minute write.
This piece is the result of the final prompt in the final workshop of a series I recently facilitated on the craft of description. The prompt had us first choose a mundane object from the rooms we were writing in, then describe an emotion as if it were that object.
From a craft prompt focused on describing places, this emerged...
Two legs and a bum
It's interesting to observe the unconscious mind, to see where a random suggestion or starting point can take you once the words start to flow.
A weird little vignette practicing voice, scene, and dialogue...
You don't always (ever?) know what you're getting with the person you fall in love with...
Prompted to write about noticing something beautiful, this is the first thing that came to my mind...
Five random musings inspired by this quotation from Renato Rosaldo: "The material of poetry is not so much the event as the traces it leaves.”
A reflection on dividing lines and the roles they do and don't play in childhood.
The only way to know you're different is to live among other people for long enough...
Encountering a mural in memory of D’Andre Campbell
Art can be so powerful, especially if you give it time. This prose poem captures the way my experience of a street mural changed over the course of about 10 minutes.
How I Survive the Pandemic
This short prose piece seemed frivolous, so I gave it a serious title...