Monday, August 22, 2016

August Writing Challenges: Day 22 - Gardening

August. The summer is nearly over. Kids are going back to school. You now have some time on your hands.  Okay, you still have a list of chores a mile long, but let's put writing at the top of the priority list, okay?

I am going to challenge you with a writing prompt every day this month. Are you up for it? I hope so.

The writing challenges will be about a variety of topics and hopefully cause you to dig into your writing toolbox to complete with emotional skill.

Watch out, I just might throw in a fun one, well, just for fun!

For the twenty-second challenge we're going to discuss gardening and how it relates to other aspects of our life.

Recently, we moved to a new community with an acre of property. I'm planting various flowers, shrubs, vines, and herbs as well as creating a fairy garden. Each flower bed will be connected to the other by paths of pine mulch. The central garden is my Zen garden. It has a "round-a-bout" made out of the pine mulch breaking off to different plant beds.

I thought today's challenge would be an interesting twist on gardening.

Here is your challenge:
Certain plants like yarrow flowers, Russian sage, and frostweed, thrive with low amounts of water and might actually die with too much. What does it mean to have too much of a good thing? Has that ever happened to you? If so, explain what occurred, and if not, what might you overindulge in and why?

How can you connect plants that die if they have too much water to over-indulging with something in your life?

Write as much as you can for about fifteen minutes. Don't edit, don't think, just write.

I wonder what you found out about yourself?

Excerpt From: Bryan Cohen. “Four Seasons of Creative Writing.” iBooks.

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