Hey, writer-type folks. AND PEOPLE WHO JUST WANT TO PLAY BUT DON'T IDENTIFY AS 'WRITERS' - all are welcome here. Every Friday we do a fun free-write. For fun. And Freedom.
Write whatever you want in the comments section on this blog post. Play as many times as you like. #breaktheblog! You have two minutes (give or take a few seconds ... no pressure!). Have fun. The more people who play, the more fun it is. So, tell a friend. Then send 'em here to read your 'two' and encourage them to play.
If you have a blog and you want to post your pieces there too (and link back here), that would be lovely.
The can of worms sat leaning against the bark of a tall tree. The old man went suddenly rigid and then cursed. The boy flinched inside, but his face betrayed nothing. The man took a sip of his beer and nodded toward the worm can. It was an old coffee tin, holes poked through the plastic top. The boy plucked a nightcrawler from the rich earth and handed it to the man. He looked away as the worm was threaded onto the hook - he tried to ignore the whistling.
Minutes passed like hours and the man went rigid again. This time the rod doubled over. Just play it slow, Dad. But the man didn't play it at all. He turned the handle on the reel like he'd die if he stopped. The bass jumped and threw the hook right in front of them. The man cursed again, breaking the old bamboo rod over his knee. The boy's mouth fell open.
"Dad! That was -"
He wheeled, face red and angry.
"I know whose rod it was, don't I? Come here, boy."
He knew what was coming. He should have kept quiet. Instead, he marched into the punch, and it sent him sprawling in the grass; he fell into the worm can and knocked it over.
"Bring me a worm."
The boy didn't answer. He was watching the worms slither out of the can, watching them find real earth, meaning freedom. The boy didn't answer, but inside his mind, he thought Go, worms! GO!
Thanks for stopping by! I will be in and out all day but, rest assured, I'll be reading everything and commenting as I have time, so check back. Happy Friday!