DWP No. 076


Allow the prompts to sink in and inspire you. Shoot for somewhere around 100-250 words, and be sure to share those amazing words (in the comments section) with all of us here on Writing Practitioners.



  1. And so, she flew away, never to be seen or heard from again, until she was. But by that point, it was already too late, everyone had forgotten whatever it was that they were meant to forget, and she remained, the unwitting beholder of all the town’s problems.


  2. “My mind is gonna friggin’ pop!”
    “Then just write something down! What the hell is wrong with you?”
    “I can’t. I can’t make the letters anymore. I put the pen in my hand. I focus. I concentrate on the spelling and try to make each little stroke and it’s just an inky blob!”
    “You mean you can’t even-”
    “No! I can’t write anything!”
    “So now it feels like your-”
    “Yes. If you don’t start talking about something else right now, I’m leaving.”
    “It’s not that I don’t want to talk to you about something else. I just can’t think of anything right now.”


  3. Sweetheart, listen to me for once. No matter what you do, don’t write it down. Once you write it down you’re committed, and once you are committed, there is no going back.

    This whole commitment thing starts young, and it starts early. In school you’re supposed to put your name on the top of the paper in the far left. Once you do that, the paper is yours, and once the paper is yours, everything on that paper belongs to you, and it becomes your identity. It becomes your very life. And unless you have an eraser or a very good excuse or you can puke on command which, take it from me, is a highly technical skillset, you’re stuck.

    And once you’re stuck, there’s no going back. You’ll be labeled a fool or a fatty or a fascist or someone who likes practically uncooked English muffins, as someone who has the audacity to believe that you should actually separate your whites from your darks when you’re doing laundry, and who would never ever buy microwave popcorn. Is that what you want for your life? This is the best you can do?

    Take my advice. Don’t write it down.


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