Monday Motivations

Need a writing challenge today? Try this one.


Struggling to get through Monday? Then why not try the following challenge to get your creative brain working?

You have 150 words in which to write a story with the following line in it somewhere:

This was a matter of life or death.

Here’s my story:

Fay couldn’t stop the terrible thoughts trampling through her head. She battled for calm. Think! Think! she shouted to her tormented mind. This was a matter of life or death. Well, almost. At the very least, it would change her life.

She looked at her hands, at the objects held in them. The left hand or the right? The left would hoist her high, high into the wondrous realms of heaven. The right would dig her deep into the putrid pits of hell.

Slowly, she replaced the object in her left hand. A tear prodded at her eye and she pushed the beautiful images…

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About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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