Write On Wednesdays Exercise 7 - Sit under a tree and write: Find yourself a quiet spot. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Take a look at Kristy's Tree Photo. Write the first words that come into your head. Keep writing whatever comes into your head. Stop when the buzzer rings.
Kristy from House of Prowse
She’d read all the books- Lion Witch & the Wardrobe, the Hobbit, so she knew trees like this were not as they seemed. They were, what was the word? Portals! OK, so a wardrobe was not a tree but who the heck had wardrobes anymore? A tree like this must be something more. Must be something to take her away.
She laid a tentative hand against its smooth bark. Nothing. Maybe both hands and little bit of pressure? Still nothing. Close eyes and relax. No change. She leaned her head against the trunk. Please, something has to get me out of this bullshit situation. Away from these stupid people who took pride in never reading, who didn’t even know what the SATs were because they were going to work on their family farms after high-school. People who acted friendly one day and turned on you the next. She didn’t fit in and never would. Only another place, even one peopled with fantasy creatures, would help.
“Please, open up and take me away. Please”, she whispered.