I'm going to jump back in a little early with a Write on Wednesday exercise to warm up to my return in November. I'm a little nervous because I may have a job too- I'm applying to a lot of places, and I have an interview at JCPenney on Thursday. This one should be a bit simple, since it's prompted, so hopefully it'll help me out some to start out here before working my way back in. The time limit is a bugger, but I type fast, so hopefully that will help.
Write On Wednesdays Exercise 20 - Write the words " I thought I saw" at the top of your page. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Write the first words that come into your head after the prompt.
I thought I saw a raindrop. The skies are gray and dull, aching for the water to fall their way, with a thirst which can only be quenched by a long period of more precipitation than usual. I can follow the cracks in the cement from the hot, parched summer down the sidewalk, across the street, through dirt and yards. The wind is blowing, and the temperature is finally tolerable as I let my hair down and sit in my usual, contemplative manner.
Thoughts rush through my head at the speed of light, much like the wind through the trees across the street, and I keep picturing raindrops falling from the sky. It would be wonderful, and though it wouldn't cure the drought, it would certainly be helpful, and a nice change. I love the rain, everything about the rain. It has a sort of rhythmic pattern to it, one which I like to sit and listen to as it drowns out the constant stream of rushed and often anxious thoughts running through my mind.
I thought I saw a raindrop, then two, then a few. I felt a raindrop hit my face as I looked up to the sky, gray but finally promising the rain we've been missing for months. Soon I am staring out my window as the streets finally are inundated with countless raindrops that I now know I saw. I watch as they fall from the sky, mesmerized by their pattern and rhythmic beat upon my window....
(and time runs out)