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August 27, 2019

Imagination is Powerful!

Filed under: Making a Difference — freethepen @ 5:00 pm

Long Stem Red RoseSuch a lovely single rose! Can you smell it? Do you have someone you would like such a delicate rose from? What would you want that person to write on the gift card? Use your imagination. Go with the belief that this person could send you this rose with a sweet card, even if you think there was no was it would happen. Write every detail of your desire. Make it happen in your mind!

Keep the pen moving,


August 21, 2019

First sentence.

Filed under: fiction — freethepen @ 9:28 pm

KODAK Digital Still Camera Take the first sentence of your favorite book and write a flash fiction piece, 350 words or less. You can use this sentence as the first sentence of your piece or the last sentence. Write in depth. Remember we addressed, in a previous blog, using the five senses. Make the reader ride with you through the story.

Keep the pen moving,



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