Strange & Lovely Words
5-Minute Writing Prompts
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“I’ve always wanted to write,” said my talented friend as she analyzed her grilled cheese and tomato sandwich in our favorite cafe. “But I don’t come up with ideas like you do.” And she took a bite and nodded happily at it.
I looked at her in disbelief. She’s a natural storyteller and can make people howl with laughter. However, here she was, looking at me with an I-wish-I-could-write look over her nasty sandwich. (Grilled cheese? Yes. Homegrown tomato? Yes. Together? Hell, no!)
“Hold on a minute! Anyone can write if they are willing to learn. You can write about anything because even your sandwich has a story.”
I raised my coffee cup and said, “I challenge you to a duel! Let’s start writing down all the reasons people think they can’t write.”
I knew she wouldn’t be able to resist a weird challenge.
Maybe you’re nodding. Perhaps you’re sighing. Or maybe you have a grin on your face right now as you just saw yourself.
Or maybe you’re like my friend who started writing a short essay about her lifelong obsession with grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches.
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