Five Minute Friday: Order

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. they talk about ‘natural order’as if they were actuallytherein the beginningnaked and fearless … Read moreFive Minute Friday: Order

Five Minute Friday: Quiet

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. the silence steers meup the spiral staircase of memoryand I’ve sometimes been tempted … Read moreFive Minute Friday: Quiet

Five Minute Friday: Lift

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. if I could escape gravity’s chainsand melt into the cloudsI’d quickly find out how … Read moreFive Minute Friday: Lift

Five Minute Friday: Slow

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. In the dripdripdrippingof the steam-kissed coffee In the space between the pendulumswingsmarking moments … Read moreFive Minute Friday: Slow

Five Minute Friday: Recover

mountains

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. and who told youyou’d walk a dustypilgrimagealways in theright direction? what caused you to … Read moreFive Minute Friday: Recover

Five Minute Friday: Excuse

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. when the noise only grows emptier for the volumeand the pitch-perfect performance tastes … Read moreFive Minute Friday: Excuse

Five Minute Friday: Middle

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. Dear You-Living-In-The-Middle, There’s an insidious belief bullying our culture. It’s the belief of … Read moreFive Minute Friday: Middle

Five Minute Friday: She

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. she used to feel afraid and then she learnedfear was not something to lock … Read moreFive Minute Friday: She

Five Minute Friday: Broken

gray weathered steps leading to cement squares dusted with brown leaves

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. we hidefrom life’s hammersthe ones that threatenthen smashand leave us withbroken pieces it … Read moreFive Minute Friday: Broken

Five Minute Friday: Gentle

pink sky at sunset overlooking a lake

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles. when I trip over the truthyouare my soft place to land when betrayal has bruised my soulyoubring the balm when fear speeds through my veinsyouteach me to breathe again … Read moreFive Minute Friday: Gentle