Five Minute Friday — Bare

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. I’m joining with hundreds of other writers writing for five minutes on a specific prompt word provided by Lisa-Jo Baker ( Her exercise calls for writing for just five minutes {okay we cheat a little} and see what comes out. We’re not looking for that perfect post, nor even a deeply profound post … just honing our skills with just five minutes of focused writing.

This week’s prompt is BARE. The timer is set … so here goes. {clock starts now}

Throughout the midwest and northeast, we’ve been socked by snow this winter. I mean, a lot of snow and a lot of cold weather.

Driving, of course, is challenging on packed snow. Even plowed snow often leads to slippery roads. And we won’t talk about unexpected drifts or slush. Even with four- or all-wheel drive, vehicles tend to have a mind of their own … at least until the roads are down to bare pavement.

The road of life is like that as well. Our not so white and fluffy stuff piles up on the roadway of life and we find ourselves slip sliding down life’s highway. We have to get back to the bare pavement … the way life is supposed to be … following the basic laws of our Lord and nature.

That’s the tough thing. We all know right from wrong, but often choose to go the easy route, take the shortcut, only to find it fills our path with ruts and slush and stuff … STOP

… It’s time to get down to the bare pavement … the way life should be … following the basic laws of our Lord and nature.

Well, for better or worse, that’s my two cents for the week.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Personality opens many doors, but character must keep them open.

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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4 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Bare

  1. vernette says:

    Hey Joe, my FMF neighbour of two weeks ago, this week’s prompt is actually “Write”. I realize you used the prompt from last year…not sure if this was on purpose or not but I think your message was on point either way.


    • Thanks for the heads up. I thought it was strange the link was closed. Sure enough, I wrote on “Bare” a year ago … different take, same topic. However, I also wrote on “Write” Oct. 4 so I’m not quite sure what is going on. Always glad to follow your posts. Keep writing!


  2. heatha100 says:

    I enjoyed this. Nice to hear from a man’s perspective on FMF. I have been in the slush reacently. But pulling myself out. Isn’t easy, but is worth it! PS. I live in Iowa lol. I feel your pain!!


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