Back some 15+ years ago, when my daughter was little, I met another mom at a mother’s support network. We became friends, casually at first, then closer, and then there were many years when we didn’t hear from each other at all when our children grew and I moved away. We both believed in magic and mothering and nature and raising our children gently, surrounded by love.
In the last few years, we’ve found each other again. Through the start of the pandemic, we discovered our shared interests in writing and began to cheer each other on. In time, we’ve become writing partners and close friends. We decided this year to take on a challenge; 52 weeks, 52 short stories.
We are using the story prompts from the book “Write the Story” by Piccadilly Inc. and will be sharing each of our stories on our blogs as well as sharing each other’s work. You can find Bridgette at bridgettetales.com and I will link her version of each story with mine; the same prompt that diverges in a wood, both of us beating our way through the branches and forging our own paths.
There are words we must use in our stories, weaving them in as naturally as possible. We agreed that we could change the tense of the word if needed. I will keep my introductions simple, giving only the prompt, the words, and a link to Bridgette. Any thoughts I have on the words or experiences they bring up will be shared after the story itself.
If this sounds like a fun challenge and you’d like to join, I will post next week’s prompt at the end of the current week’s challenge.