Friday, February 11, 2011





This is a new Friday Activity, hosted by Linda at atticreflections.blogspot.com

In Linda's words:
"Sometimes, we all need a place, a reason to just 'jump right in!' I want to provide a list, on Friday's, for us to Jump Start our writing skills. I will provide first lines, you "jump right in" and try your hand at creative writing! Any exercise of your writing will help you improve your creative thought processes, inspire you and others who read your piece, and it might be a significant discipline in creativity!"

Here's how it works:
1) First Lines provided here.
2) Write a post using the first line of your choice. It doesn't have to be long, just a few thoughts or a paragraph. Anything. Who knows, it could become a story!
3) Take your time--One Week--then come back next Friday and link in!
4) We'll read each other's work and Enjoy!

Today's FIRST LINES:

1. A pencil, a tape measure, and a stack of old newspapers sat on the conference table as we entered.
2. A calender is a funny thing, with it's blank spaces and numbered days.
3. Remembering vanilla being her favorite ice cream flavor as a second grader, Amy wondered why her taste had been so unadventurous.
4. My eye was caught by a book on the shelf, pushed back from the others with a tattered orange dust jacket and white letters.
5. I watched the wind in the tree tops and thought . . .

So here is my take on one of them...


My eye was caught by a book on the shelf, pushed back from the others with a tattered orange dust jacket and white letters.


I carefully took it out and examined the cover closely.  The letters were faded and the title not easily read.  As I held it, something fell to the floor; a folded scrap of paper that had been tucked in the ancient pages. 

I picked up the fragile, yellowed scrap of paper realizing at once it was a letter.  I chastised myself for my curiosity, and I opened it. Had the recipient ever read the tender words written in an unsteady hand?  I began to read.  As my eyes took in it’s meaning, I smiled.

Wishing you all a wonderful and love-filled Valentine’s Day!
Don't forget to leave a comment to win the Spring ACEO in the previous post!  The drawing is Sunday.  :-)

12 comments:

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Happy Friday! Thanks so much for your kind words on my Be Mine post. I loved your mini horse bag from a few posts ago. I ride weekly a wonderful quarter horse in the dressage discipline. It is a passion along with illustrating.

Marlene said...

Wonderful take on that first line. You left me curious for more of the story, well done.

Lee said...

I just love a good mystery :D

Well done, Crystal!

Abby said...

This is so intriging! You leave me wondering and wanting more of the story.

And . . . Crystal, Thanks for joining in this weeks, 'Jumping Off Places'--Linda

Leovi said...

The story seems very interesting ....

Erika said...

Wonderful. I was smiling as I imagined what was in the note.

Magic Love Crow said...

This sounds good Crystal!!

Wanda said...

You have a flair for creative writing.... you pulled me in..

The drawing of the book and glasses is really nicely done.

Margaret said...

Wonderful! I will have to give this a whirl - maybe the next one. Thanks for highlighting it here.

♥Jan♥ said...

Very nice drawing Crystal...I can see you writing a best seller. You have a very creative talent in many artistic fields...

Heather said...

Hi, You've pulled me in...I want to hear more ....
happy saturday!!!! xxoo

Carrie said...

Fun post, very intrigued.
bricarwaller

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