The Squid Launcher

Amelia's clever notes

Wookiees and writing prompts

on March 24, 2016

First, let me just say… If you’re going to put your passwords somewhere, don’t put them in a book titled “Passwords” where it opens up with spots for usernames, passwords, emails, etc.

I think we can all agree – doesn’t seem too safe. Fun fact. If you see this book, it’s probably by something about learning to speak Wookiee.

Secondly, I recently made a fantastic purchase. I bought a box of cool Zumba DVDs and a journal with different writing prompts. One of my friends asked me if I had a prompt book. Realizing I didn’t, I was eager to find one. I wanted it to be fun and keep my mind going. So far, I’ve done 4 of the prompts.

One of them asked me to write about what can happen in a second. Everything, right? Yes, this is true. This is what I wrote: I’ve learned from experience a lot can happen in a second. Exhibit A: You set tracks to play at a radio station and go to the bathroom – next thing you know, you’ve got callers for the first time in weeks. Exhibit B: You’re making a roasted chicken sandwich with red sauce for a customer, go to put it in the oven, and in the process of turning around (quickly, I might add) it splatters all over the ground. Dead silence.

And taking me back a bit, I was also supposed to write about the worst Thanksgiving dish I’ve ever had. I don’t know about all of you, but I truly don’t think I’ve ever had anything bad at Thanksgiving. So, this is what I said: Let’s get real – Thanksgiving food is the BOMB. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever had anything bad. One time, my first or second year of college, I had mono and I couldn’t eat my food.  I can truly say, without exaggeration, I thought I was dying. I felt absolutely miserable. My throat felt like an inflamed watermelon, my lips were puffy and sore (turns out I was also applying a chapstick I later found out I’m allergic to) and worst of all I COULDN’T EAT.

This has been so much fun for me. Whether you’re a writer or just like the challenge of a good, random prompt, give it a try. I’ve only done a few prompts, but they’ve been great. And there’s lots of other ones. I eventually get to write a poem about a tomato. It’s going to be juicy!

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