Five Minute Friday — Fly

Another Saturday. Another Five Minute Friday post.

Sometimes the prompt easily triggers the mind. Other times, it’s more of a struggle. That was this week. In fact, I even considered playing hooky this week.

I don’t have to tell you the drill — I’ve done that many times over — but there is something different. The link is now on Facebook at I hope to see some of you there.

If you’ve followed this blog at all, you know how much value FMF has for me. I’ve asked you to join in [you really, really should]. It’s quick. It’s easy {okay, sometimes not always}. It’s challenging. And it’s oh so rewarding. But don’t take my word for it. Here is what an anonymous writer had to say, taken from snippets in Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat. Don’t listen to me. Listen to her.

“I found my people. Writers. Moms. Singles. We are a choir of words. Sometimes silly. Sometimes profound. Sometimes not making any sense at all. But, our voices rise on this worldwide web and our music is beautiful.”

The timer is set. The prompt is FLY. It’s time to GO…

Sometimes you have to travel. Sometimes you just have to get away.

While my first choice is to hardly ever fly, I share the sentiment about winging away on an adventure. I need one right about now … not to get away but to re-focus and re-evaluate my life at this time and this place.

Of course, for me that means the rolling — and sometimes roaring — waves of the ocean. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to make the weekend or weekday trip to the ocean, and I’m not sure where along the Atlantic coast my trip will be. But it is in the future … the near future. STOP

Well, it’s a first for me, not even five minutes. Just finding it hard to let the creative juices fly at this point.

Have a good week.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Your boss is only your boss while at work. They are people too.


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4 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Fly

  1. Nice!

    I don’t like travel per se, but flying’s been one of my greatest joys, and I’m still building an aeroplane even against the prognostications of those who think I won’t live long enough to complete it (let alone have the health to fly it), and why don’t I take up needlepoint?

    Because the aeroplane gives me a handhold to the future, and if I’m going to survive I will need every single one of those.

    Besides, working on the thing is fun!

    #2 at FMF this week.


  2. Gayl says:

    My first choice to travel wouldn’t be flying either. I think I’d rather drive and stop when I want, etc. I, too, sometimes have trouble with the prompts and can’t think of a thing, but this time it was a bit easier. Blessings to you!


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