We must risk the light…

This was a piece of writing that I had written in the middle of last year. And I think it actually comes from A Brief for the Defence by Jack Gilbert and I had misheard the original line which was “We must risk delight.” I don’t think I actually like the prose of this pieceContinue reading “We must risk the light…”

When I was a child…

The prompt comes from Everything needs fixing by Karla Cordero. I had no idea what the piece is about when I was writing it and after I re-read it for the first time, I still think it’s just a collection of random jumbled recollections about my childhood. But now that I’ve come to see myContinue reading “When I was a child…”

This is a memory worth keeping…

The line is from a poem titled Poems by Nikki Grimes.  This is a memory worth keeping: The tug-of wars using blankets Mum and I used to play when I was a child The craft book she bought me and one of the arts was titled “Piggy Mum making rice cakes” and how I jokinglyContinue reading “This is a memory worth keeping…”

I want to say I was here…

The jump-off line is from I want to say by Natalie Goldberg. I got bored half way and started recording what actually happened (the paragraph about the runny nose). But I really like the ending sections of this piece that came after that.  I want to say I was here. Here or there, it doesn’tContinue reading “I want to say I was here…”

You have permission to change…

The jump-off line is from You will be changed by Jeanette Encinias. I’ve never written a love letter to myself before but I feel like this piece is it:  You have permission to change. Go ahead. Embrace it. You know you’re ready.  You have permission to change. Take it slow. One step at a time.Continue reading “You have permission to change…”

We lived like Gods

I actually imagined this as being feasible as the setting to a fantasy series. Not saying that I will be the one to write said series, since I’m not crazy about gods or deities having large roles in fantasy, it’s one of the tropes that I’m personally tired of. Perhaps this is one idea bornContinue reading “We lived like Gods”

Courage is Learning

I was pretty much going by order of I wrote each piece of Wild Writing but today I want to share something more recent. This is actually my own prompt, well, not my own exactly but a prompt that I heard from a writing summit that I attended. The original prompt was just Courage is….Continue reading “Courage is Learning”

We live in flawed abundance…

The starting line is from the Way under the Way by Mark Nespo. I had doubts over sharing this but the Wild Writing practice is about honesty and generosity so I decided to go ahead and share this piece that showed me as having a mix of generous and ungenerous thoughts and as flawed asContinue reading “We live in flawed abundance…”

The songs we could have been singing

This is a piece created from a prompt from Maya Stein’s Press Play. I truncated the last paragraph because it was too personal but I like the ending to this truncated piece as well. Enjoy:  The songs we could have been singing, the dances we could have danced, the words we could have spoken… howContinue reading “The songs we could have been singing”