I hope wherever you are life sees you well enough, good enough, with hope enough.
This writing prompt post was going to be very different but I got caught up in writing for it and suddenly I just wanted to talk about writing no matter who's reading.
Small Stories Have Big Impact
For those of us who post fic, or do Twitter stories, or in some other way share tall tales, it can sometimes feel like we're writing for maybe just two readers.
That's two people who need our story. Two people who in their day are doing their commute, queuing on an interminable line, exhausted or tired or just bored senseless and need, like the child they once were, to be told a story.
And when they find the time to finally fire up their laptop or look at their phone and there you are? Continuing the tale of two space princes loving their way through the galaxy or the warrior priestess who's gone back in time, or whatever it is you write that they love?
Well something inside their chest eases. And then they have ten minutes, thirty, an entire hour of peace and hope while they read what you've written.
Maybe we want more than just two readers and that's grand and we can pursue that. Yet what we have right now is good, too. It's enough.
In these times of trial, in any time when things are hard for you, me, or those two people, the stories we tell, the magic we make with words, it matters. So much.
So let's keep making that magic, okay?
Last Week's Writing Prompt Included Moomins & Mirrors
Here are a few quotes from Into the Light. Remember, if a previous prompt inspires you, go for it. I'll excerpt those too!
Tell us a story, okay? A little one, a long one. Spin us a tale about empathy or wifi or whatever is inspired in you.