I’ve got another timed writing prompt. It’s been a while; I know all too well. But that means you’ll enjoy the challenge even more, right?
Today’s writing prompt is about the cold outside. I’m sure this stems from my reluctance to go outside today, or anytime in the winter. I love the snow. It makes a winter wonderland when freshly fallen. But I hate the cold. During the winter, if I’m not outside enjoying the winter sports (which for me just consists of sledding, ice skating, snowman building, and the such), I’m usually inside, huddled in a blanket and sipping hot chocolate.
If you haven’t done a timed writing prompt, you’re missing out. But not to worry. Today is your lucky day to participate in one.
Don’t stress, too much. Really. It’s easy. Just follow these simple rules and then let your imagination take you where it will.
The rules are simple. For five minutes, write. Don’t let your pen linger above the paper for longer than a few seconds, if at all. The goal is to keep your pen to the paper for the entire five minutes.
During this time, write whatever comes to your mind, even if it is unrelated or insignificant. If that thought is yearning to get out, let it.
When you are through, read through your writing and save it. It is a great journal piece. And who knows, you may find another use for it one day.
Below is a writing prompt to get you started. Read through the prompt, then start the time and let your imagination take you where it will.
You’ve got this!
Now, have fun!
The air outside is brisk. I can feel the cold seep through my fingertips and spread through my fingers, hands, arms. It trickles into my chest where it lingers and threatens all that the layers of clothing try to protect. I can’t do this, I think. This, being outside, in the cold, where I can get sick. I rub my palms together, just as I have been instructed. Does it really help? I still feel the freezing air attacking my body.