Lightening up.... (Angst-Free Week)
UPDATE on the updated update: Oh dear. So here I've gotten you on this angst-free track and now the rains are back. HAVE HEART! Find the sunshine in your minds. Create fiction, write poetry about daffodils, think outside your personal box. ... (gg)
my earlier post...
So here's a confusion I have... The weather has been nicer than we've seen in, well, months. The trees are budding. The school year is, actually, drawing to a close. Summer looms.
And yet we've had, lately, some of the darkest posts in a while, folks revealing how sad they are, how lonely they feel, how much they don't like about themselves, how angry they are with a "certain" person.
Egads, I say. Isn't there something we as a community can do?
Yes we can provide supportive comments, but that seems to beget more lonely posts. I do realize that many of you are screaming out for some comfort, and I have been heartened by how willing others are to provide support, but...
I have an an idea.
An Angst-Free Week. Prose only. NO first-person unless in fiction and clearly the narrator is a character VERY different than the writer.
So write about the weather. Write about something funny. Write about something amazing that happened. Make it up. But get outside yourselves. For a week.
What do you think? Can it be done? Do you need a prompt? A bag of M&Ms for the best piece? What?
IF YOU ARE MOVED TO SWEAR OFF ANGST FOR A WEEK, use the keyword angst-free in your keywords so we can find all these wonderful pieces and write about life outside "I".