After a week full of writing blog posts about birds, bread and procrastination, I feel it is time to dig deep into the well of my inspiration and just let spring forth what resides there. A writing exercise seems to be a good way to kick-start a new writing week and I think I might make this a tradition. So for all those new to the blog a little explanation:
Lean Against … And Listen
I quote Kasey Mathews from the WANA group “Write to heal” for this writing prompt: “With paper and pen, or computer handy, lean back in your chair, or against the wall, or a sofa etc., close your eyes and imagine you are sitting under a large tree with your back resting against the trunk. On the other side of the tree, a Storyteller has come to sit down and also rest against the tree trunk. With eyes still closed, just listen. Wait for the Storyteller to begin his or her story. When you hear it begin, simply write down all that you hear. “ Let’s see what we can find today:
The storyteller has come down to the river of stories. She holds little Morgaine by the hand who has stopped spinning around. A little further down from where I hover I can see a huge oak tree situated in the middle of a vast meadow full of daisies. I feel drawn to sit under the tree as both the storyteller and little Morgaine approach from the other side. Carefully I sit down and listen to the wind playing both with the oak leaves and the waves. Both sounds mingle into a lullaby and I nod away. When I wake up I know my nightmares have come true: Little Morgaine stands in front of me fear in her eyes.