I know I said I wouldn't do this very often but...
I was amazed by the responses I received on my Blog Hop entry. And I seem to have tapped into a wonderful community of writers. The amount of advice flying around, the "jump-start" prompts everyone seems to have, the encouragement and enthusiasm for writing; it has all helped in pulling out my hope and dusting it off. Maybe what I've really been missing is the camaraderie of fellow wordsmiths.
This is where the panic sets back in and my palms start sweating, though. I have to start posting my writing so I can kick this crazy fear of others reading my work. The best way to improve my writing is to let others critique my writing.
Which brings me here - to Five Sentence Fiction. Lillie McFerrin, one of the writers who hosted the blog hop, has a weekly word prompt used to create 5 sentences of awesome. My sentences won't be awesome but this assignment is short and to the point. It's a great way to dip my toes into the writing pool until I get my floaties securely fastened around my arms and waist.
Last week's word - Clandestine. (I don't have the timing down yet and it seems a new word has already been selected for this week. Doh!)
Here are my 5 sentences:
“Can a person be clandestinely happy,” she wondered aloud.
“Only if you are a spy or belong to a secret organization,” he said as he tucked his pillow in half and situated it so he was inches from her face.
She smiled playfully, “I have a secret evil laugh, does that count?”
He smirked and kissed her bare shoulder.
“I suppose it might.”