This week’s prompt: Fix
Last week’s prompt: Circadian
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 Circadian 5.27.20
Circadian: of rhythm and cycle, with the sun, the daily ebb and flow. Like a tide, in my body, in my mind. Long had it been since I’d returned to the mountain, and now it was time. Irresistible internal calling.
Like the seasons. The march of spring irreversible, bringing change, bringing transformation. Out of the dark depths of night rises the birdsong and then the light, and my eyelids open. My eyelids are a pendulum. Open and shut, open and shut.
Some call them habits, routines. Cycles keep me balanced. No matter how long the cycle, be it the circadian day or the annual return or the recognition of another lifetime, and no matter where I am in the cycle, if I know where I am, I am okay.
It’s been one year. It’s like an anniversary. In his eyes I see the cycles of my life. On its slopes I see the rise and fall of all tides. The yearning that became all I could hear, calling me home.
Welcome to cyclical awareness. Welcome to circadian life.