As a species, we’re a bit obsessed with time. Most civilizations have been coming up with ways to measure it for as far back as we can trace our stories and legends. Or at least it seems that way. It’s one of those systems that only works because we’ve collectively decided that it makes sense. Out of that agreement comes so many idioms I can’t even imagine listing them all. Our language around time continues to evolve as it passes.
Writing Prompt: Write a piece about the passage of time that plays with the language we use to describe it. Will you invent some new idioms for futuristic world or engage in some poetic word play? Whatever you write make sure you have fun with it.
“Love Again” from Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia was an instant favorite for me. Last week she released the official music video for the song. I could never have predicted the aesthetics of this video. It feels like a harlequin cowgirl dream. There are just enough surreal details throughout to make you want to pull out a dream interpretation book and look up the symbolism.
Writing Prompt: Write a piece that feels dream like. What meanings will you hide in your imagery.
I recently started reading a book called Hardwiring Happiness. I’m not far into it has been interesting enough to keep my attention. There’s a lot about how our brains evolved for survival and the way that survival mindset still has power over us even if we’ve moved past that motivation in our lives. I wish we were all past that point but sadly there are still far too many people who still have to think of things in terms how do they survive. I really want to believe that we can get to a point where everyone can leave that mindset behind.
Writing Prompt: Consider how the survival instinct shows up in your character’s life. Do they struggle with actual life and death scenarios or is their brain applying that mindset to less deadly situations?
This week I got to 2,576. I’m gonna be throwing hustle into overtime to get two new episodes of Shadow-Blessed to you next Tuesday. One is already written and just needs to be put through editing. Hoping to get the second one done by Friday so I can edit it over the weekend. Wish me luck y’all.