#shelterandwrite #writethepandemic prompt 9 setting that changes

This post is about the host at Lightning Droplets and her writing challenge:

#shelterandwrite #writethepandemic prompt 9 – a setting that changes

This pandemic, social distancing and movement restriction order, has made time for me to hunt down a writing school. My setting pre-pandemic saw me always busy in my rat race. Now, in the thick of this pandemic, my race track is out of bounds, and I have some time to focus on my writing and drawing. I think my art has improved.

Here are the latest two of my art:

Cat drawn from photo provided by Twitter’s @CrowWriting. She has her author’s page on Amazon. Look up Amie Crowsong.

This dog was drawn from pic from Amie Crowsong. She’s on Twitter as @CrowWriting. Please go follow her.

This dog was drawn from pic from Amie Crowsong. She’s on Twitter as @CrowWriting

Reference:

Write about a setting that changes.

Shelter and Write #writethepandemic prompt 18 Pandemic is plot twist

This post is my response to the host, Lightning Droplets Shelter and Write on the theme, #writethepandemic, prompt #18, which is about how Covid-19 has become a plot twist for a character.

A female character is separated from her boyfriend because of social distancing measures for Covid-19. This is followed by a movement restriction order and near shutdown. She slowly realizes she gradually weans off her desire for her boyfriend. She makes up her mind to break off with him as soon as she is able to met him face to face and tell him. She is not ready to disturb her status quo of a life style she has known for many years.

Reference:

writethepandemic prompt 18 – Write about a character for whom the pandemic is a plot twist.

The host’s webpage of list of 30 prompts.

#writethepandemic from #shelterandwrite Prompt 17: Letter to myself

Dear Self,

You should read more. Especially story books. You should hold yourself accountable to your old ambition of becoming an author. I wish you would improve your drawing skills too. Make use of this historical event to inspire you. Show how this tremendous earth shaking pandemic has affected you.

Love,

Your inner consciousness Self.

Reference

#writethepandemic Writing Prompt from – Shelter and Write (#shelterandwrite), by Jaclyn Bergamino. List of 30 prompts here.

Here are some prompts which I have yet to write and I’m using this list as a reference:

16. Find at least one other person to create a piece of writing with.

17. Write a letter to yourself 3 months ago. 

18. Write about a character for whom the pandemic is a plot twist.

19. Tell the story of an image that has left a lasting impression on you.

20. Write a conversation in which someone quells your fears. 

21. Create an erasure of a text having to do with the coronavirus.

22. Respond line by line to a poem that resonates with you in these times.

23. Write a detailed description of your current daily life.

24. Write in detail about a place you cannot be right now. 

25. Create a piece of writing based around found words and phrases. 

26. Write a difficult conversation that you have had or should have. 

27. Write a story in which a good-news headline is the catalyst for the plot. 

28. Write about someone more affected by COVID-19 than you are. 

29. Bring a piece of art about the pandemic to life. 

30. Write about a new connection in recent weeks.

#writethepandemic from #shelterandwrite Prompt 15

#writethepandemic from #shelterandwrite Prompt 15 says to look at my fears for keywords to use in my writing. What do I fear? This is my list.

  1. Fear of shyness.
  2. humiliation
  3. additional housework
  4. house guests
  5. abuse
  6. bullying
  7. death
  8. leaving my loved ones behind

I’ll try to use these words in my writings. Soon.

Reference

#writethepandemic Writing Prompt from – Shelter and Write (#shelterandwrite), by Jaclyn Bergamino. List of 30 prompts here.

Here are some prompts which I have yet to write and I’m using this list as a reference:

16. Find at least one other person to create a piece of writing with.

17. Write a letter to yourself 3 months ago. 

18. Write about a character for whom the pandemic is a plot twist.

19. Tell the story of an image that has left a lasting impression on you.

20. Write a conversation in which someone quells your fears. 

21. Create an erasure of a text having to do with the coronavirus.

22. Respond line by line to a poem that resonates with you in these times.

23. Write a detailed description of your current daily life.

24. Write in detail about a place you cannot be right now. 

25. Create a piece of writing based around found words and phrases. 

26. Write a difficult conversation that you have had or should have. 

27. Write a story in which a good-news headline is the catalyst for the plot. 

28. Write about someone more affected by COVID-19 than you are. 

29. Bring a piece of art about the pandemic to life. 

30. Write about a new connection in recent weeks.

#writethepandemic from #shelterandwrite Prompt 14: One change

Money can’t buy groceries when there’s other people who bought them first and spirited them away. One small concrete change I noticed is how the supermarket shelves for toilet rolls are ALWAYS empty, despite assurance and reassurances from the store and politicians, that panic buying is unnecessary.

Before Covid-19, this never happened. Never have I seen toilet paper being a scarcity in any supermarket.

Reference

The host’s blog, Lightning Droplets, explains here.

#writethepandemic Writing Prompt from – Shelter and Write (#shelterandwrite), by Jaclyn Bergamino. List of 30 prompts here.

14. Describe in detail one small, concrete change in your world in recent weeks.

15. Look at your fears upside down to find keywords to use in your writing.

16. Find at least one other person to create a piece of writing with.

17. Write a letter to yourself 3 months ago. 

18. Write about a character for whom the pandemic is a plot twist.

19. Tell the story of an image that has left a lasting impression on you.

20. Write a conversation in which someone quells your fears. 

21. Create an erasure of a text having to do with the coronavirus.

22. Respond line by line to a poem that resonates with you in these times.

23. Write a detailed description of your current daily life.

24. Write in detail about a place you cannot be right now. 

25. Create a piece of writing based around found words and phrases. 

26. Write a difficult conversation that you have had or should have. 

27. Write a story in which a good-news headline is the catalyst for the plot. 

28. Write about someone more affected by COVID-19 than you are. 

29. Bring a piece of art about the pandemic to life. 

30. Write about a new connection in recent weeks.

#writethepandemic Prompt 12: Gratitude during Covid-19

One small big thing I’m particularly grateful for right now, in this time of Covid-19, is my health. This is usually overlooked as I am busy with life. Now, more than ever, I am grateful to be alive. Should I be gone, I dread to think who is going to take over my role for my immediate family. Sure there is at least one contender who has been coveting my position, but they are far from being a good match and I don’t endorse them. When its time for me to go, my family should be able stand on their feet and not rely on self-serving ones.

Thank you God, for my health.

Reference

#writethepandemic Writing Prompt from – Shelter and Write (#shelterandwrite), by Jaclyn Bergamino. List of 30 prompts here.

12. Write in detail about one small thing you are particularly grateful for right now.

13. Rewrite a piece of writing that you wrote before COVID-19 began.

14. Describe in detail one small, concrete change in your world in recent weeks.

15. Look at your fears upside down to find keywords to use in your writing.

16. Find at least one other person to create a piece of writing with.

17. Write a letter to yourself 3 months ago. 

18. Write about a character for whom the pandemic is a plot twist.

19. Tell the story of an image that has left a lasting impression on you.

20. Write a conversation in which someone quells your fears. 

21. Create an erasure of a text having to do with the coronavirus.

22. Respond line by line to a poem that resonates with you in these times.

23. Write a detailed description of your current daily life.

24. Write in detail about a place you cannot be right now. 

25. Create a piece of writing based around found words and phrases. 

26. Write a difficult conversation that you have had or should have. 

27. Write a story in which a good-news headline is the catalyst for the plot. 

28. Write about someone more affected by COVID-19 than you are. 

29. Bring a piece of art about the pandemic to life. 

30. Write about a new connection in recent weeks.

#writethepandemic Prompt 11: Thriving in Covid-19

During Covid-19, my local area went into various stages of social distancing, culminating in a partial lockdown. People who were used to mingling didn’t observe social distancing rules. The authorities had to start issuing tickets with penalties. At the opposite end of the spectrum, folks who were troglodyte were happy to have the perfect excuse to stay away. They are thriving in this environment. So, are you social or troglodyte?

Reference

This is the host’s corresponding blog post in Lightning Droplets on prompt 11.

#writethepandemic Writing Prompt from – Shelter and Write (#shelterandwrite), by Jaclyn Bergamino. List of 30 prompts here.

10. Go outside and write a haibun.

11. Write about a character who thrives during the pandemic.

12. Write in detail about one small thing you are particularly grateful for right now.

13. Rewrite a piece of writing that you wrote before COVID-19 began.

14. Describe in detail one small, concrete change in your world in recent weeks.

15. Look at your fears upside down to find keywords to use in your writing.

16. Find at least one other person to create a piece of writing with.

17. Write a letter to yourself 3 months ago. 

18. Write about a character for whom the pandemic is a plot twist.

19. Tell the story of an image that has left a lasting impression on you.

20. Write a conversation in which someone quells your fears. 

21. Create an erasure of a text having to do with the coronavirus.

22. Respond line by line to a poem that resonates with you in these times.

23. Write a detailed description of your current daily life.

24. Write in detail about a place you cannot be right now. 

25. Create a piece of writing based around found words and phrases. 

26. Write a difficult conversation that you have had or should have. 

27. Write a story in which a good-news headline is the catalyst for the plot. 

28. Write about someone more affected by COVID-19 than you are. 

29. Bring a piece of art about the pandemic to life. 

30. Write about a new connection in recent weeks.

#writethepandemic Covid-19 prompt 10: Haibun

writethepandemic Prompt 10 asks us to write a haibun, which is essentially a prose and haiku together.

I couldn’t go outside and the most I could do was to sit on my balcony, a perch in the sky, overlooking my neighbors’ balconies.

I’m a boring person who can’t write, despite numerous attempts at learning creative writing. Don’t say I didn’t warn you after you read my bad haiku.

My bad haiku

Faces blue outside –

When will the tide change for good?

We cry for vaccine!

Reference

The host at Lightning Droplets has posted on prompt 10 here.

#writethepandemic Writing Prompt from – Shelter and Write, #shelterandwrite, by Jaclyn Bergamino. List of 30 prompts here.

10. Go outside and write a haibun.

11. Write about a character who thrives during the pandemic.

12. Write in detail about one small thing you are particularly grateful for right now.

13. Rewrite a piece of writing that you wrote before COVID-19 began.

14. Describe in detail one small, concrete change in your world in recent weeks.

15. Look at your fears upside down to find keywords to use in your writing.

16. Find at least one other person to create a piece of writing with.

17. Write a letter to yourself 3 months ago. 

18. Write about a character for whom the pandemic is a plot twist.

19. Tell the story of an image that has left a lasting impression on you.

20. Write a conversation in which someone quells your fears. 

21. Create an erasure of a text having to do with the coronavirus.

22. Respond line by line to a poem that resonates with you in these times.

23. Write a detailed description of your current daily life.

24. Write in detail about a place you cannot be right now. 

25. Create a piece of writing based around found words and phrases. 

26. Write a difficult conversation that you have had or should have. 

27. Write a story in which a good-news headline is the catalyst for the plot. 

28. Write about someone more affected by COVID-19 than you are. 

29. Bring a piece of art about the pandemic to life. 

30. Write about a new connection in recent weeks.

#writethepandemic Covid-19 prompt 7: Outside My Window

This post responds to Jaclyn’s writing prompt to #writethepandemic of Covid-19.

Prompt 7 Outside my window

This is a beautiful morning with clear skies and bright sunlight. The birds are chirping. They are communicating. Different species make varieties of calls. I hear the distant rumbles of someone’s TV or radio. My neighbors clang their cutlery and dishes as they engage in the process of making and eating breakfast. A baby wails. Normalcy.

Outside, Covid-19 rages.

Reference

#writethepandemic Writing Prompt from – Shelter and Write,  #shelterandwrite, by Jaclyn Bergamino. List of 30 prompts here.

Corresponding post from Lightning Droplets here.

#shelterandwrite prompt 5 My Comfort

During this Covid-19 pandemic, my local area authorities pleaded with us to stay home to avoid catching the virus and giving any bugs to others. On normal days, I enjoy being at home. Now that I’m kind of ordered to stay home, I feel like I’m a prisoner at home.

What is my comfort in this time of voluntary but not so voluntary stay home request?

My hot beverages. Namely, my morning coffee and afternoon hot chocolate. Not to waste your reading time, I’ll pick only one to write in great detail here.

My morning coffee stimulates my senses. I like the smell of coffee. I like the taste of sugar and milk in my coffee. I think coffee is the perfect beverage to kickstart my morning. The heat of the fluid warms my throat and chest as it travels down. This comforts me. I continue with my second gulp. Only the heat prevents me from chugging down my entire mug at one go.

The fundamental difference between drinking coffee without a stay home order, and drinking coffee with a stay home order, is that I get to use milk in the latter case. Being lactose intolerant, I can only add milk to my drink and food, if I’m at home, because I suffer from symptoms. It is not possible for me to drink coffee with milk when I’m outdoors. So during these days of semi-compulsory home stay, I can drink coffee With MILK.

I used to scrounge up my face when bitter black coffee hit my taste buds on my tongue. I can only add one teaspoonful of sugar to my cuppa. This sugar only has a small effect to allay the bitterness. Moreover, I can’t use two teaspoons of sugar because I might get sick with diabetes. I don’t taste bitter when there’s milk in my coffee. What a difference milk makes.

My quirkiness makes me appreciate staying at home so that I can drink coffee with milk. This is special for me.

Reference.

#writethepandemic Writing Prompt from – Shelter and Write,  #shelterandwrite, by Jaclyn Bergamino

List of 30 prompts here.

The host’s blog is Lightning Droplets – and her post is Taking Comfort.