This month is special to me for a lot of reasons: I met my husband in February. My birthday’s in February, and chocolate eating is encouraged in February. So to celebrate…I’m posting the prompts for February’s WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY. Of course, all the prompts will have something to do with LOVE, so I hope you’ll get into the spirit of St. Valentine’s month and leave your story in a comment. If you don’t want to play, enjoy what others leave. It’s fun no matter how you play.
Here’s what Elephant’s Child writes to explain the meme:
“Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write. Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music, or an image. What we do with those prompts is up to us: a short story, prose, a song, or a poem… We can use some or all of the prompts, and mixing and matching are encouraged.”
Choose either column one or column two, or if you’re really into this, write something using the words from both columns. Ready. Set. Go!
Let me do a quick segue into another love-related topic–FOOD! But What Are They Eating? is hosting The Sign of the Green Dragon today with my post From Quesadillas to Bok Choi. Come see what my kids munch on during their adventure to find hidden treasure.
Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG posts. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience, or a story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
Remember, the question is optional!
Is there someone who supported or influenced you that perhaps isn’t around anymore? Anyone you miss?
My husband was my staunch supporter. He read what I wrote, and that alone was a huge deal because he was a non-fiction–technical manual–financial report kind of reader. When I needed to get to a book event anywhere in the world, he helped me with the details: flights, packing, presentations. Yes, he even listened to what I planned to deliver at conferences.
If I was up in one of my MOODS–“I can’t write…Why do I even think I’m a writer…”Nobody’s going to read this!–he was there to talk me down. I guess I don’t need to state it more clearly. I miss him and all that he did for me every day.
Quote of the Week: “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Dr. Seuss