A 20 minute freewriting exercise inspired by the phrase, “I don’t remember.” It happens less when I’m well rested. When stress levels are lower and the focus is happy. That pesky nagging that, “I don’t remember.” As someone who lives much of her life in her head, writing as I do, quietly pondering as I… Continue reading
Posts in "Story is a State of Mind"
A 10 minute freewriting exercise, beginning with, “I remember.” I remember to breathe. In the middle of the night, when I’ve been awake for hours and hallucinations rear up from some dark unknown, and I hold myself still, willing sleep to take over, I realize I am not breathing. As I panic that this is my… Continue reading
A Scene with a Blackberry Hue
From a 10 minute assignment to, “Write a scene using the following words: numb, blackberry, forget, yoga, button.” Her lips took on the hue of blackberries, and she felt the familiar wash of peace with a hint of giddiness. She knew the loud, persistent monologue would return with its reprimands, but for now, it was silent…. Continue reading
Taking in a Room
From a 10-minute assignment to, “Write a list of sentences that do not connect to one another.” I sit at the table and my waist presses uncomfortably against the rough denim and unforgiving button of my pants. From here, the mirror, whitewashed angles framing reflective curves, stares at a line above my head, casting back… Continue reading