Exercise Wednesday: Oh, the words you’ll write
A co-worker and I were recently chatting via IM while a function of some software was demonstrated for us. The person doing the demonstration said, “You can do X, you can do Y, and can do Z. You can use it any way you want.”
I IMed the following:
I can use it stand up
I can use it sitting down
I can use it in a box
I can use it with a fox
Which brings us to today’s writing exercise.
It’s Wednesday today, the third day of the week.
You want to start writing, a prompt’s what you seek.
You need to get warmed to pump out the words.
Or you’ll eat cottage cheese with large no-fat curds.
Today will be clever. Today will be wise.
Today we’ll provide a unique exercise.
It’s something familiar.
It’s something benign.
It’s a thing you can do
Without fuss or design.
Before you run off
and place your neck in a noose
today’s scene you’ll write
like you’re Dr. Seuss.
Time limit: 10 minutes