Fear and trepidation, the first hesitant step.
Lost and bewildered, unsure, what’s next?
Walk with me; I may stumble or fall
On a road too long, a mountain too tall.
There may be no promised land
But the treasure is here, in your smile,
The touch of your hand.
Walk with me a while, I could use the company. I don’t know where I’m going and have a track record of getting lost. Sometimes, as I wrestle through the undergrowth in search of the path, I discover a beautiful glade. I would like to share it with you.
Ever felt the urge to walk somewhere, anywhere, but stood frozen with indecision at the crossroads? Ever sat with a head full of words screaming to be set free while the paper or screen in front of you remains blank?
I can’t plan your journey or write your words. I can give you glimpses of places you might like to visit. I can give you a thought or an idea around which your words can coalesce. I can walk with you a while and show you places I’ve been but I’m not a tour guide. I’m just a random encounter with a stranger who may be the catalyst for a whole new adventure.
Every post will include ways to play in the world of words. It might be a word prompt or an exercise, it might have rigid parameters or be free-form. It may be another step on your journey or an interesting diversion. There is no deadline, no pressure, no expectation except that which you set yourself. Have fun with them.
So let’s play:
From ‘In the beginning…’ to ‘Once upon a time…’ and ‘In a galaxy far, far away…’ every story has to start somewhere. Will yours begin at the dawn of history, in a fantasy land or on another planet? Will it begin at home or abroad? In the past, present or future?
Where would you like to explore?