There are times when my writing seems to dwell upon serious themes. At a writing group session a couple of months back, we worked through several prompts together. There is the option to share your work if you are comfortable to do so, and I did although I was aware that the pieces were darker than usual. At the end of my second piece I’d scrawled “One of these days I’ll write something cheerful”.
The very next prompt was a short challenge to write about something adorable, something as cute as a button. This is what I came up with.
Little girls in fairy costumes,
waving magic wands
Dark green leaves of maiden ferns
delicate, curling fronds
Laughter swirling on the breeze
the wonderful sound of joy
Bright brown eyes of my Buster boy
as he spots a favourite toy.
Do you find your writing tends to find an emotional rut, and if so how do you get out of it?
[Photo: pottery dog amidst ferns at the Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand]