The Little Things – Writing Wednesday

Did you participate in last week’s #WritingWednesday post? It was about something you’ve inherited. If you haven’t posted your response, click HERE so you can do that now. Then, make sure you check in here ~ every Wednesday ~ for the latest #WritingWednesday writing prompt! Now, back to today’s regularly scheduled post…

Remember, #WritingWednesday is an EASY, STRESS-FREE, 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,
  • DON’T EDIT what you write! IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT!

The goal is 5 minutes of creativity.

Today I am writing in the voice of Embry, a character in one of my current ‘WIP’ manuscripts.

Today’s writing prompt:

They say it is the little things in life that make life worth living. Describe one of those ‘little things’

My life, if nothing else, is unexpected. I’ve been on my own since I was sixteen. When my powers first started developing, my parents acted like they didn’t notice. Then, shortly after my sixteenth birthday, during an argument with my mom, I accidently made her walk through the sliding glass door at the back of our house. I hadn’t meant to hurt her, but she ended up spending three weeks in the hospital and has permanent scars across her face to reminder her every day of what I did. I hadn’t meant for anything to happen. Honestly, at the time, I had no idea how it happened.

I’m what is called a Possessor. I have the power to take control of, or possession of if you like that better, someone else’s body. Yes, even yours.

I used to have to be in contact with the other person, but not anymore. Now, I just have to be in visual contact. They don’t have to see me, and its often better if they don’t, I just have to be able to see them.

So for me, the little things that make my life worth living are more about the little moments I steal from others. I don’t have a family that looks after me, cares for me, or even thinks about me. In order to feel that kinds of closeness to other people, I steal those moments. You might think that’s wrong, and maybe it is, but it’s a natural base emotion to need to feel loved. That’s all I want. I try not to hurt people in the process, but I can’t say it never happens.

© 2020 Nina Soden


Alright, now it’s your turn. I’d love to see what today’s writing prompt [The Little Things.] 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! 


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2 thoughts on “The Little Things – Writing Wednesday

  1. Pingback: Patience – Writing Wednesday | Nina Soden

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

    They say it is the little things in life that make life worth living. Describe one of those ‘little things’
    I’m not really sure that a dragon counts as a “little thing” but I’d say the experience of riding one is. Almost anyone in Elinica can fly whenever they choose. You simply rearrange your aura and “bam” you can have the wings of any animal you want. But flying on a dragon, that is a completely different feeling. The way you can feel their lungs heaving underneath you, the breeze from the flap of their wings. And the view, oh the view. Dragons can fly much higher than any Elicnican can and the view from that high up is breathtaking. Everything else seems so small and inconsequential when you’re looking at it from so high up. When I’m up in the sky looking down on it all, everything else melts away. That’s when I can finally be Walt and not Prince Walter or Interrogator Anastats. If you ever want to know what freedom feels like, find yourself a dragon and let them soar.

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