snippets from a writing workshop

With grateful thanks to Naomi Shihab Nye, whose playful writing prompts, in a recent workshop I was fortunate to attend, brought home the lesson that “when you’re relaxed and open, more comes through the door”. Here’s what emerged out of “chunks and nuggets with no intention”.


What is God anyway?

I heard an owl hoot last night.

I know, right?


It turns out that the long line in the bookstore

was really for the bathroom.


Never use a suitcase as a step up

when you’re painting the walls in your house.

This applies, even if you find yourself without

ladder, trestle or plank.

FYI. This advice increases exponentially

with the number of suitcases

you might be considering using.





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