I could hear them before I could see them. The giggling and deep belly laughs were carrying through the park. I was out taking a long walk on a bright blue spring day. Some portions of the trail I was on skirt around a golf course - not yet open for the season. Out of the corner of my eye I caught the first flutter of activity ahead. A brother and sister were running and chasing each other on the greens. Smiles on their faces; not a care in the world. One chased the other up a hill, Jack and Jill style. When they got to the top they fell to the ground and rolled down to the bottom, laughing all the way. With boundless energy back up the hill they traipsed only to do it all over again. I couldn’t help but laugh myself just watching the scene. It took all the restraint I had not to charge up the hill with them and throw myself on the ground to roll down too. Why should the kiddos get to have all the fun!
Let’s Get Emotional
My goal with the challenge this year is to use it as an exercise to write something focused on a particular emotion. I hope to convey that mood or feeling through word choice in the story. I welcome your feedback on what worked or didn’t for you in each piece.
Once upon a time...
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