Write Now Prompt for Jan 11, 2013


At Today’s Author, our first goal is to get you (and us) to write. Write Now is our own collection of prompts to help you do that. With Write Now we’re not talking about writing, or trying to teach anyone how to write. Write Now is all about putting pen to paper.

Today’s Prompt:

Four weeks and the rains still hadn’t come…


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15 thoughts on “Write Now Prompt for Jan 11, 2013

    • I like it; the imagery of the dust makes my throat dry…

    • I’ve tried commenting on your blog several times, vanillabean, but it isn’t allowing me to do so (I’ve been having trouble commenting on blogspot blogs for some time now). So, here’s what I was trying to post:

      I liked this piece a lot. The concept of his father working hard, tied so much to the environment was well done. I could taste the dust in my mouth and feel it coating my face and stinging my eyes. The hard working spirit despite what the weather was throwing their way came through nicely.

      Nice job.

    • Thank you for the lovely comments!

      And thank you for letting me know about the problem commenting, Rob. I will check my settings to make sure I don’t accidentally have comments turned off.

  1. They turned to look at each other. The girl stared at her mother’s face, watching the smile build in her lips and cheeks. Her mom was so silly! Whose mom would suggest a rain dance! And right before it was time to leave for the bus, too. But that was her mom. Giggling, they ran to the closet. Grabbing boots, umbrellas and rain coats, they ran outside to the dry, dry dirt. It was funny to pull on rain gear when it was so dry, but Mom said it might help fools the rain gods if they were already dressed. Linking hands, they circled and stomped, singing wordless noises to the sky in hopes of enticing the clouds to form. The dust danced around their feet, coating their boots with a thick layer of dark red powder.

    “All right,” her Mom finally said. “We’ll have to wait and see if that works. Right now, though – time for school!” They left their dusty plastic clothing at the front door and she grabbed her book bag. She probably had the craziest Mom in the whole school, that was for sure. She slid her small hand into the larger one as they walked to the bus stop. The craziest, maybe, but also the best, she thought. Hopefully, it would rain soon.

  2. Well, here’s mine. I know it’s a bit late but I’m just glad I got it done. I played around with the prompt for a while before it started to take me here. Not sure I liked where it led me but I hope you find it interesting.

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