Personal Writing Prompt

    Doing stuff when you don’t want to.

    April 13, 2016

    The kids playlist: Alvin and the Chipmunks Maps by Maroon 5 Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel What Does the Fox Say by I have no idea Radioactive by Imagine Dragons (remix by Kaskade) Shout by Tears for Fears Princess Songs (mostly my two year old wants these but everyone tolerates)   Writing Prompt for today: Take eight minutes and write down all the songs you love. Write the ones you sing at the top of your lungs with,…

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    Another five minutes

    It is 10:07 at night and I’m wondering if I’ll go running in the morning. I’m also wondering if anyone would enter a Running Writing 5k. At the start of the race you get…

    April 5, 2016
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    Today I got in a heated (sort of) discussion with my husband about how I never post. I don’t have time, I said. He said, You don’t? Why not? Then I gave him a…

    April 2, 2016
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    Today, as I take another bite of chocolate covered cinnamon bears, I feel myself physically get fatter. Like the adipose tissue in my stomach globbing and growing and I wonder, does a body get…

    October 31, 2015
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    Personal Writing Prompt

    Hairy Armpits

    Today I listened to this podcast. I loved it. I love stories. I love people talking and sharing and yes, even gossiping. I love it because stories connect us. They open us up to…

    August 26, 2015
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    Gorgie Porgie

    Yesterday, instead of packing or writing or getting a syllabus ready, I cut my bangs. Short. Really short. I’ve always wanted to do it and so I asked the new girl at the hair…

    August 25, 2015
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    And That’s a Word with a Bark On It

      One day, a little more than two years ago, my mom stopped breathing. Can you imagine? The most important person in your life, the one who held you and taught you and spanked…

    August 22, 2015
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    Here are some important things: 1. The End is coming out in paperback in July . . . with a new cover . . . and discussion questions . . . and another kid…

    April 29, 2015
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    Book Birthday!

    Today The End or Something Like That officially comes out! Yay! To celebrate I’m having a little contest. In the book, the main character’s best friend is very specific about what food she wants…

    May 1, 2014