May 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts! I decided to stick to last month’s style because they were so much fun to do. I hope all of you will find some wonderful inspiration this month, either here or someplace else. Happy writing! ~M xo

  1. Moon scraped knuckles and knocking knees
  2. Twisted oak paths and blooming breezes
  3. Twerking teens and baggy jeans
  4. Lobbying Lucys and gentle jokers
  5. Quick casseroles and inky obstacles
  6. Awakened desires and endless pleasures
  7. Twisted tales and surprise endings
  8. Essential essentials and worn out wigs
  9. Listless lions and doomsday dungeons
  10. Particle board planters and subterranean snails
  11. Mystic mall cops and maroon feather dusters
  12. Hopscotching hillbillies and hurtling hitchhikers
  13. Candy coated cavities and jaw breaking blunders
  14. Long awaited journeys and lingering kisses
  15. Soothing sounds of sunshine and long forgotten days
  16. Wizard dueling dilemmas and warty wishes
  17. Wafts of cinnamon and permeating cloves
  18. Splitting wood and honking geese
  19. Strawberry ribbons and summer plums
  20. Knitting neighbors and nagging noises
  21. Terrible traffic and peaceful pathways
  22. Coffee kisses and steamy charades
  23. Turbulent tensions and stinging images
  24. Silvery centerpieces and rosebud rims
  25. Small voices and grownup glimpses
  26. Healing hawthorns and harrowing hesitations
  27. Enchanting embers and soft glowing moonbeams
  28. Bright colored kites and paper airplanes
  29. Naughty adjectives and tawdry tales
  30. Sinking sands and rain soaked reeds
  31. Miniature marionettes and dime store delights

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  


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Time to make some changes – March 2021

This past year was not the best year for many reasons, and I think many of you can probably relate. So this year, I decided to make some small changes that I thought might help my overall physical and mental health.  For the past two months I’ve written about the goals I’m hoping to achieve, and you can read about those goals here.

I must admit, February was awful. The only goal I continued with was my daily step goal. I was able to manage 10,000 to 12,000 steps per day but gave up on all my other goals after the first week. I know the reason I didn’t do so well was because of some personal issues I was dealing with at the beginning of the month, and I just couldn’t get motivated after dealing with all of that. So after the first week of February, I decided to give myself the rest of the month off and restart my goals at the beginning of March.

Needless to say, I’m happy February is behind me now and I’m hopeful that my emotional state will just keep improving. I haven’t even weighed myself yet because I’m afraid to look at the scale. I have a doctor’s appointment scheduled at the end of this month, and I was really hoping to be in better physical shape by then. I know I can’t achieve all of my goals overnight, so I’m giving myself a little bit of grace, and I’m also giving myself some credit for at least sticking to my walking routine. I’ll be back next month and hopefully, by then, I’ll have better news to share. I’m determined not to give up because I know that won’t get me anywhere. So here’s to restarting once again! 🍻 Cheers! ~M xo

October Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts. I hope everyone is doing well. I’m sorry these prompts are being posted a bit later than usual, but this was the first month that I actually forgot to write them! I’ve been so busy with my recent move, that they completely slipped my mind. I hope you all enjoy these last minute ideas and can find a bit of inspiration somewhere in here. 😉 ~M xo

  1. Crispy cold cola
  2. Visions of Violet
  3. We taste every word twice
  4. Blue honey blues
  5. The weathered wall
  6. When love is more than love
  7. On a typical Tuesday morning
  8. General Turpentine
  9. Sliders and dividers
  10. Profound mutterings
  11. Halfmoon happenings
  12. Eleven hours
  13. The pudding police
  14. In this life or the next
  15. Orbiting Orion
  16. A pinch of purpose
  17. The olive tree
  18. If only we could…
  19. Cordially yours
  20. Added aggravations
  21. Seriously sexy
  22. The color of her affections
  23. Cowardly connections
  24. A matter of mistakes
  25. Cataclysmic reductions
  26. Merely monsters
  27. Selling Sally
  28. Twisted telepathy
  29. Signed, sealed and delivered
  30. Corrupted conquests
  31. Predicted expectations

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  


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April Writing Prompts

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Good morning all my fellow blogging friends,

I hope you’ve all been doing well and I’m excited to be able to bring you another month of writing inspiration.  I’m so thankful that spring is finally here!

Much love to all of you,  ~M xoxo

 

1. Foibles and follies
2. The bridge to Malawi
3. Toilet paper testimonies
4. Skinamarinky Dinky Dink
5. Rules of rejection
6. The blue screen of death
7. A fugitive on the loose, where’s the noose?
8. Flowering fields of fortune
9. April blush
10. Sounds of the city
11. Wafting waffles
12. Daisy trails
13. Phosphorescent filaments
14. Keeper of her heart
15. The founder of freedom
16. Outlandish suggestions
17. Gremlins and Girl Scouts
18. Senseless and staggering
19. Trendy traditions
20. Whispers of wonder
21. Funky fetishes
22. Goopy gobs of gumballs
23. Criss-cross applesauce
24. The sanctuary of subtleties
25. Purposeful pinches
26. Choices or chances?
27. Illuminating illustrations
28. Uneasy eggplant episodes
29. Dynamics of destined duos
30. Her name was Elle

 

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  😉

 

Why am I so stubborn?

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At the beginning of this year, I finally decided that I couldn’t keep going like I was, and so I asked my doctor to put me on anti-depressants.  I’d gone all 46 years of my life without them and felt weak for having to ask for them.  I have always tried to do everything on my own, and even to this day, I hate asking for help.  My anger is what usually fuels my motivation when I’m left having to do something that seems overwhelmingly hard.  And rather than ask for help, I usually just use all that built up negative energy and say a slew of cuss words to complete those difficult tasks.

I think this incessant need to do everything on my own, comes from the way I was raised.  I was always made to feel guilty when asking for anything as a child.  I would get reprimanded when even asking for the simplest of things.  And so I learned how to do most everything on my own.  This way of being raised had its benefits in many ways.  I think I am a much more self-sufficient person because of it and I never give up on anything.

I think if I had to choose one word to describe me, it would be “determined.”  But sometimes, I feel like I just want someone else to take care of me for a change.  I would love to have someone there to help me, without me even having to ask.  To say to me, “That’s enough; you’ve done plenty; let me help you.”  And I want to feel like I can say yes to that, and accept their help.

I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to change.  I’m getting older and more set in my ways.  I’m just plain stubborn most of the time, and my girls would agree.  They see how irritated I get and how I try not to ask for help.  It usually takes breaking something, for me to finally give in and let them help me.  Usually, it’s me that gets broken because of the stupid things I try to do without help.  And of course, it doesn’t seem to stop me the very next time, from repeating the same act of stupidity.  I guess that’s what stubborn people do.  We’re a glutton for punishment.

I just ended the anti-depressants yesterday.  They seemed to help at first, but then after several weeks, I started feeling anxious all the time, extremely restless, and shaky.  My doctor slowly decreased my dose over the last week, and I do feel more like my old self again.  I have mixed emotions though.  I really did feel better for about the first three weeks, and I’m trying to figure out why I started to feel so bad the longer that I took them.

I still feel like I need to do something to control what I believe to be depression, but I’m not sure what to do to help myself.  I think journaling is the best thing that I can continue to do for now.  At least until I find a better way to help myself.  I’d love to have someone to talk to.  Everyone always talks about having a therapist, but I have never had one.  I suppose that’s a luxury that I will never have.  If my insurance covered that sort of thing, I would see a therapist in a heartbeat, but unfortunately, it doesn’t, and so I have to keep on sorting things out for myself.  Anyway, I feel like I’m starting to ramble, so I’ll end this for today.  Thanks for reading.  ~M