Friday, June 25, 2010

Prompt #3

My Mountain Sister* cheered me up today with a story from her work - a woman called her, interested in joining a climb up one of our many local mountains and volcanoes. She was, however, a tad worried about safety and wanted to ask some questions.

Safety Lady: Is the mountain very steep?

Mountain Sister: Well, it's about 30-45 degrees.

SL: Oh, I see. How steep is it on the way down?

MS:........

We've all met people that just don't seem to be on the same wavelength, to put it rather benignly. Your writing suggestion tonight is to consider a day in the life of one such person. I suppose you could interpret this one of two ways: the sweet and empathic among you may write about how hard it is to be Safety Lady (or another) and any other intentions she really may have had; the more unruly of you may go crazy and push out some kind of satire. This is intended not so much to be a free write, as a "slice of life" write. You can be descriptive, go for a stream-of-consciousness thing, a diary entry, or go ahead and write a short story. Why not?

Oh, and I'm hoping you will post bits of these :)

*It's not a hippie thing, although she comes pretty close. She's my sister and she climbs mountains. Also she kicks butt!

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