Reading + Writing + Watching Wednesday


Here are a few of my favorite recent reads. 


I kind of lost my zeal for writing after having a redline-loving boss for many years, but I recently discovered it again after signing up for a writing class at my local community center. It's me, my amazingly eccentric teacher, and a bunch of wiser and older friends who are so much fun and incredibly supportive. I could barely complete a prompt* at the beginning of class, but six weeks later I was excited to write and share. We're in a break between classes, but I'll share a few old class prompts here:

Prompt: party
Introvert horror story in one word: party

Prompt: rubber
Sweat poured down his forehead and into his eyes, blurring his vision. He couldn't see where he was going, but he kept running. He had to lose them. Finally, he came upon a grove of familiar trees and he stopped, pressing his body down to rest. His legs felt like rubber. Maybe tomorrow he can outrun his memories. 

*According to, "A writing prompt is simply a topic around which you start jotting down ideas. The prompt could be a single word, a short phrase, a complete paragraph or even a picture, with the idea being to give you something to focus upon as you write." My teacher typically gives us a word or phrase and five minutes or less to write. No pressure!


Unreal is so bad and so good at the same time. Pretty addicting!