January's Narrative Writing with Tanya Davis

Everyone has stories and memories that can be triggered by prompts.  By allowing yourself the freedom of noticing the memories that first pop up in your mind, you can revisit some things that have happened to you that you may not have ever reflected upon.  Plato said, "An unreflected life is not worth living."  Unless you journal regularly,  you may not have taken the time to see what is there when you sit down with pen and paper.

My muscles felt the increased resistance even before my eyes saw the incline. Then my skin felt the sweat rolling down my brow as the wind swooshed in my ears causing a wiff of pine to rise off the off the forest floor. And then my heart knew where it was, on yet another bicycle adventure.

A flu knocks yet life marches on, suffering settles in threatening the faith once held. In the quaygmire the Word brings sonlight as salve for the dark night of the soul.

Hands that offer healing hope
Hands that hold an infant born
Hands that fold before the throne
Hands that form on fingerboards bringing forth songs that hail repeat
Hands that crave to create
Hands that ache and scream no more
Hands oh hands how I need you so
Hands oh hands let go on and do so much more.

Try, try, try again was the motto back then and yes at times it made me mad
Go, go, go is the buzz forever more yet I wonder what’s the fuss about this for?
Slow, slow, slow, is my goal for there is where my heart can soar.
Ah, ah, ah is all that forms on the lips of those wandering souls
Stop, look and listen for then my soul returns home and finds refuge in His presence

That is what happened when we where given some prompts at this writing time.  Not only did writing come out, but poetry as well.  We even signed up to receive a prompt by email to continue our writing in our own time.

February's prompt-  Try it yourself!!!

Street art, family and friends, selfies, concerts, a painting in a museum, funny signage. Many of us use our cell phones to capture photos and videos depicting everything from special occasions to the random striking visual encountered on a daily commute. Look through the photos on your cell phone and decide on a common theme, mood, or sentiment you’d like to convey in a narrative. Are there photos you took by accident or ones you didn’t even know existed until browsing through? Write a narrative consisting solely of descriptions of a selection of your photos.


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