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Erika Hayes, Author – Write like a reader, read like a writer and edit like a beast!

I love writing prompts!  Writing is therapeutic, especially in busy, stressful times. You know  Christmas is like what eighteen days away?  Who’s really ready?  There are amazing people out there that are wrapped and ready.  This year has been a blur already to me, now I have all these responsibilities that I need to complete in the next eighteen days and not harm anyone, I jest.

Here is what I like to do when I get stressed.  I like to write. I know not everyone likes to write but I think that is because they don’t know what to write about.  It can be a silly prose, a deep thought, a prayer,  or a story from your childhood anything I promise putting it to paper will make you feel awesome.

In the spirit of the upcoming Christmas cheer,  I will give you a few prompts.   I would LOVE to see what you came up with.  Just give it a shot!  Here ya go!

Prompt #1 – Mrs. Clause is out of butter and those cookies are not going to cook themselves so she sends…….

Prompt #2 – O Holy Night, you are a sheep looking in on the babe, something is different tonight it feels special…..

Prompt #3 – There are people chanting outside the store, what is the chant and what happens when you unlock the door to let them in?

Prompt #4 – The sugarplum fairy has officially called it quits, no more sugar or gluten for this girl.  The kiddies are waiting what does she bring them

Prompt #5 – He sits on the corner of Bell and 7th Ave. You stop to hand him a warm cup of coffee and a bag of fast food.  He looks at you his eyes a deep espresso and you see there is a story.  Tell that story.

Pick one or make one up and share it!

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One thought on “We all need therapy!

  1. Golda says:

    Without processed sugar, but still allowing natural sugar, the kiddos get a lovely baked apple with a bit of cinnamon sprinkled on top and drizzled with a touch of honey. It’s something warm and sweet and good for them, as well. Seeing the smiles on their faces as they try something new makes the lack of sugar and gluten a blessing, rather than a difficulty. Okay, one of them is throwing a fit about wanting chocolate chip cookies. You know it’s the youngest boy that would complain. So, he gets a slice of warm apple with a touch of dark cocoa powder on it and that drizzle of honey. No, it’s not the same, but satisfies his chocolate cravings. Hmm, next time they need a snack, we’ll decorate apple slices with peanut butter, raisins, sprinkles of a spice and lots of fun laughter at what we make and then eat.

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