Friday, February 22, 2013

NaNoWriMo's Facebook Writing Prompt

I noticed a post from NaNoWriMo in my Facebook feed. Today's writing prompt: take the first line of the Facebook status directly below this one, and use it as the opening to a super short story here in our comments. (Minor changes in the name of privacy permitted.)

Here is my flash story that I wrote off the cuff, without editing. Enjoy! [Thanks to my friend, Betty, who's status, shown in bold, was used.]
"Saw a few flakes just a bit ago. Snowflakes, that is." I can't remember the last time I saw some, well, other than on TV or a movie. I take a sip of tea and warm my hands as my mind floats back to around age five.

"Daddy, look at the snow. Isn't it gorgeous?"

"Yes, baby. Just beautiful. Give me a kiss before I go to work."

I set the cup down before my tears turn the tea salty. That was the last time I saw my father alive. My brother and I moved with our mom to our grandparents in Arizona. Seeing snow falling here in Tucson gave me a sense of comfort; almost like my dad was saying hello.

1 comment:

I'm tired of talking to myself. Drop a note, please?