Because we have to practice, here’s my response to a writing prompt from Tammy at Writing Wednesday.
The Wedding Project
Receive the wedding invitation.
Settle on the spread for the marriage bed as your gift. You will make it.
Buy the thread, one spool to start.
Dig up the needle Tanty taught you to crochet with.
Try to remember what she taught you.
Remind yourself what the short hand means (sc, tr, dc, sl st).
Remember only some of it.
Start crocheting anyway.
Unravel and start again.
Unravel and do not restart.
Go to the wedding. Promise yourself to re-start (which you do not manage to do before the divorce).
When you hear of a possible reconciliation, contemplate restarting the unfinished wedding project.
The prompt was to write 12 steps of something and my brain ended up going with 12 steps of making something unmade. Where does your brain go? Write something.
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