100 Word Challenge: Pen

I always tell myself when I have an idea for a story that I’ll remember it, that I don’t have to jot it down.

I read a word that tantalizes me and I think, I won’t/can’t forget such a delicious word… but I do.

I finally began listening more closely to the voices in my head, and now keep them in a small notebook so I can re-read them and remember their magic.

I keep a pad of paper and a pen by my bed and write down dreams that wake me at night. I have a running list of words and phrases I hear or read that open my mind to new ideas and stories.

I keep a journal of big words and pretty pictures so I will never forget again.

“I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.” Henry David Thoreau

This week’s word is:


What to do:

Using “pen” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

5 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge: Pen

  1. Hopefully my mr linky has worked. Having difffulting creating a link back (am on holiday with terribly wifi and having to do this on my phone!) Will put a link back to Thin Spiral Notebook as soon as I’m home.


    1. Would love to have you! After you’ve written your 100 Words and posted to your site, copy the Url of that specific post. Come back here and click on the green Mister Linky line just under the quotation, then add your name and paste the copied URL to the submission form. If you prefer, you can also simply post your entire 100 Word story as a comment to the prompt post. I look forward to reading your entry.

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