Story Prompt: Hello Sun

This post is a writing prompt from Natalie Goldberg’s Wild Mind: Living the Writers’ Life.

Find a sentence that you like that comes from you.
Then go ahead and lay down the next and the next.
Don’t think further ahead than the next. Don’t think back. Just build on the story.
Keep writing each line until you feel you’ve come to the end of your story. 

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The sound of the mower outside reminded her of summer.

But it’s November, and there should be snow on the ground or at least frost.

However, there’s nothing, but green grass and crunchy leaves in brilliant orange, yellow and red.

The sunshine speaks to her and meanders outside to say hello.

“Hello, beautiful sun,” she says smiling at the sky.

The sun shines a bit brighter {or so she thinks}

As she looks down the block she sees the mowing man, kids playing basketball, and her neighbor walking their dog.

Life is moving.

The quiet of the day has been put into motion.

Motion is good {sometimes}.

However, the constant inertia of life can become tiresome and tedious…unless.

Unless, you say hello to the sun.

Make sure you say hello.

Greet the sun with a smile.

Run, skip and jump in the sunshine.

LIVE in the sunshine, for if you do it will always shine on you.

Even in November. In Iowa.

 

Hello Sun

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