New Section!!! Yay!!! I need to have a babysitter; I’m going to get in trouble, one day 😂
Anyway. I don’t do writer prompts. Loathe them, really; why does everyone have to write about their sixth birday? My sixth birthday sucked. Ask me about 4th of July 1989 instead. My usual version of poetry isn’t anything I’d give anyone else. But I got some magnet words today (I love these things) and, well, I had an idea.
It isn’t a new idea. I used to do this with my friend’s refrigerator. I never had the words myself, but always loved playing with them elsewhere. I’d create a poem or phrase and run with it in my daily writing practice. Extremely helpful for dealing with writer’s block. You dont feel pressured. You are just messing around. I’m calling this:
The Daily Riff.
Here’s how it works. I’ll put up a picture of my daily magnet choices. Run with it. The poems and phrases are mine, obviously, but, if they strike you a certain way, take them and go nuts. Create short stories or poems of your own. Enjoy riffing off my words or twist them into your own. Write the story you see in your head or just have a good laugh. This isn’t an exercise with defined rules, it’s just a little bit of word play. At the end of the month, maybe we’ll take a vote on the poem you all like best and I’ll make the winner a t-shirt (or hoodie) people can buy. Most importantly, let’s have some fun! Here’s day one!