As a way of “killing two birds” I often use my Facebook status as a freewrite prompt. This is usually observation or character mini-study; I also post film reviews in this style. It’s been a good opportunity for casual feedback and I feel better about piddling away time on social media for having been productive.
“Friday, Dear” is a short stanza of status prose. I wrote it after a long week spent inside dealing with dramas I was ready to put behind me for the weekend. I needed some quiet, introverted, restorative time, though the right companion would not have been rejected. As it happened, this was also sort of a prayer and a wish and, it came true.
Friday, Dear, written and posted March 19, 2015
Friday dear, I’d like
a walk in the after-rain air,
in spring time woods,
near trees of many years,
with a friend who is fine being quiet.
Incidentally, I have my freewrites set to public and use the hashtags #5minutewritingpractice and #fbfreewrite. I invite participation in elevating the medium into a place to practice.