Week 34 – #WritingWednesday Challenge

Today is the 34th Edition of #WritingWednesday!!!

Remember, #WritingWednesday is an EASY, STRESS-FREE (which is why I’m not stressing that this post is a day late), weekly writing challenge.

  • Read the writing prompt below,
  • Spend 5 minutes writing (in your own voice or the voice of a character you’re writing) whatever comes to mind,

The goal is 5 minutes of creativity.

Today I am writing in the voice of Tanja, one of the characters in the novel I’m currently outlining. I’m not sure if this will be a selection in the novel, or just part of my character development journal.

Today’s writing prompt:

Describe one odd item you always carry with you, in your purse, your wallet, or just a pocket.

I was young when my mother died, but before she did, she shared the secrets of our lineage with me. She didn’t want to, but having watched as she and my aunt raised my grandmother’s body from the grave, she kind of had to. When she believed I was ready, or maybe just because she knew her time was coming to an end, she gave me her sacred ritual knife. It was an ivory white, alligator jaw bone boline-athame-knife. It was razor sharper and as strong as any knife I’ve ever seen. The blade is only three inches long, but it doesn’t have to be long when you’re only using it to slice into the palm of your own hand, or that of a relative of the dead you’re trying to raise. Since my mother died, I’ve kept that blade with me without fail. She had used it since she was a child, learning her craft. It felt like a piece of her was always with me, guiding me, and protecting me.

© 2019 Nina Soden

Alright, now it’s your turn. I’d love to see what today’s writing prompt inspires in you. So, if you are willing, go to the comment section below and start typing. Take 5 minutes and let’s see what you come up with! 

Describe one odd item you always carry with you, in your purse, your wallet, or just a pocket.

What books have made your October reading list? Comment below and let me know! Then, click on the links below to check out the October 2019 New York Times Top Ten Lists and see which books you’d like to add to your reading list!

1 thought on “Week 34 – #WritingWednesday Challenge

  1. Today I am writing in the voice of Quinn, a character in my upcoming novel, Fleeting Shadows.

    You see, I’m nowhere near organized enough to carry around a purse or a wallet. I do, however, always have a knife strapped to my body somewhere. It may seem paranoid, but when you live away from any adults for as long as I did, you learn to be cautious. When the Hybrids struck out on our own, we were lucky that Florence found us as soon as she did. Fiona knew she could show no relation to us so our “alliance” with Florence came in handy. The cave system Florence showed us was wonderful. I wondered how long it had been there, waiting for someone to come and live in it. She left to our own devices for getting food once she showed us to the cave and furnished it. Many of the older Hybrids got jobs to support us, I was one of them. I started working as a personal guard. Many people rejected me because I look so small and weak, but when I got my first job, I became clamoured for. I made a lot of enemies while I was doing that job and that’s just another reason I always keep a weapon on me. I have not fought as hard as I have to have a peaceful life for it to be ended when I am unarmed.

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