Late-afternoon rays bake the desert floor.
Saguaros stand, arms raised in surrender to relentless heat.
I, sealed in my air conditioned car, refuse to bow down to the conspiring sun.
To the east, I glimpse the outline of the slivered moon, poised-
I’m thankful for the daily reprieve.
With temperatures expected to be around 110 degrees in Phoenix this week, I’m glad I only have to visit there one day 😆
I took this photo a couple weeks ago on my drive home from work. On this day, everything seemed to be glowing yellow. I’m not a fan of the desert, but I can’t seem to resist taking saguaro-on-the-horizon photos!
On Monday when I committed to going prompt-less this week, I got this fearful/panicked feeling that I wouldn’t be able to come up with any writing ideas. Doubting myself is a habit of mine. It happens every time I write something halfway decent as well- I figure it will be my last ‘good’ writing.
Well, in spite of doubt, I’ve been writing anyway. I’ve realized balance isn’t a strong suit of mine, so I’m working on two longer stories. A couple years ago, I started writing flash fiction to practice brevity. While trying my hand at micro-fiction, I pretty much abandoned novel writing. The problem is, I’ve gotten lazy in developing plot and details. Now, I just have to prove to myself I still can write something more than a character sketch, vignette or a scene.
Does your attention becomes focused on one thing? Or do you find yourself expressing creativity in multiple ways?
I hope you have a beautiful Wednesday!