Weekly MidWrites

This week’s prompt: Treasure

Last week’s prompt: Continuum

MidWrites, or Midnight Writes, are a weekly exercise designed to encourage a regular writing practice and discourage overthinking and writer’s block. New prompts are given on Wednesdays, but look at the prompt any day you want to write. Once you look at a prompt, you have until midnight that night to write it.

Writers are encouraged to write a short (less than one page) piece about the topic. MidWrites aren’t meant to be “good.” There is no time for editing. No time for stalling. Just write. Whatever comes to mind. By midnight.

My MidWrite for the previous week will be posted here. Send me your MidWrite in the form below. I look forward to writing with you!

 

Carly Continuum 7.21.21

As the words fell out of my mouth I knew this was what I would write about, and this was why I hadn’t written yet. You have to know your moment. Snag the inspiration when it comes. You can’t know what you’ll lose if you snatch too late.

Worse, you can’t know what ill-advised course you might set yourself on by launching too soon, before you’ve been struck, when you don’t yet know what you’re doing or why.

“There’s only one concrete answer. Everything else is a continuum.” Don’t pick this one just because it’s concrete.

The continuum opens more questions than it answers. But if that’s how we feel, somewhere in those questions we will find our absolute truth. So don’t be overwhelmed; you’re not choosing the continuum, you’re saying the place you want to be is somewhere along that line.

That’s how it goes. The continuum is infinite, but anywhere along it is a simple point.

 

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Previous Themes

Tire

Pillow

Watch

Adapt

Equinox

Perspective

Tinder

Request

Contentment

Trigger

Vast

Flurry

Cathedral

Strike

Erosion

Aspire

Frost

Shared

Familiar

Burst

Suspend

Rallying

Glass

Medium

Drawn

Seeker

Grin

Integer

Supple

Quarry

Joint

Radical

Worship

Relic

Stub

Knapsack

Exuberant

Banana

Circadian

Fix

Elephant

Contract

Latitude

Peer

Overture

Circuitous

Link

Sundial

Font

Narcissus

Mesh

Bellow

Miss

Otter

Quantity

Undercurrent

Marginal

Tension

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