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Five Minute Friday – TEAM

Hooray, it’s Friday! Every Friday, I join a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES on a one-word prompt. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the word is TEAM! Go! //

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So, a couple of years ago, Joshua (now 18 years old) comes home from school and says to me, “Mom, when I die, I want all the people I did group projects with to lower me into my grave….” [whoa, what?! What are you talking about?] “… so they can let me down one more time.”

Ohhhhhh, I get it. He had read it on a meme somewhere, but it expressed his frustrations perfectly. I get it! Here’s a shout-out to all the moms who also hate group projects!

Five Minute Friday – LIFT

It’s Friday again! Every Friday, I join a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES on a one-word prompt. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the word is LIFT! Go! //

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Lift 1I REMEMBER THE PANIC. Strange shoes, strange clothes, strange hands. I couldn’t see anything else past the press of bodies around me. Random faces looked down in pity, but that didn’t help still my racing heart.

Then the gentle arms of a kind, old grandpa courageously lifted me up past the crowd, and I could see her. “Mommy!” She turns in relief. I was found. Read more

Five Minute Friday – CREATE

I’ve just joined a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES every Friday. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the word is CREATE. Go!

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So I’m preparing to write on “create” and all I can hear are melodies in my head. Lilting melodies, moving up, moving down. Beautiful, mysterious.

But that doesn’t help me write for 5 minutes! I need words!

Narnia

And then a flash of memory bursts into my mind.  Narnia, Aslan, darkness. You remember… It’s “The Magician’s Nephew” and Digory and Polly are in darkness, afraid, confused, in danger. Read more