Writing Prompt: My Subject Chose Me
In this month’s essay, Lindsey Mead recalls the day she took her children to Walden Pond and the lingering effect it’s had on her writing. She writes: “My children changed so fast I could hear time whistle as it flew past me, and I was desperate to remember the small details. In the process of writing them down, I realized that other, subconscious instincts had propelled me to the page: in the act of recording small memories, I unearthed the meaning of these small fragments of my life.”
List three memories you and your family made last week, and then, five details about each that you don’t want to forget.
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I just wrote a post in response to this prompt on my blog. Thanks so much, Karna, for posing these — they’ve made me think both about motherhood and writing. I’m setting a goal for myself to try to blog your prompts each month.