Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Today's Prompt: Writing for one minute under each category, make a list of noises that remind you of:
(1) summer
(2) being in church
Also make a list of:
(3) beautiful noises
(4) kitchen noises
(5) shopping mall noises
(Reprinted by permission all rights reserved (c) C.M. Mayo "Giant Golden Buddha and 364 More 5 Minute Writing Exercises"

1. Remind me of summer:
cicadas buzzing; peacocks squawking; sizzle of the BBQ; splashing pool water; rumble of Mr. Brown Eyes' boat; hum of the air conditioner
2. Remind me of being in church:
babies crying; organ pipes; quiet; whispers; tinkle of plastic cups in Sacrament tray; patter of Cheerios being dropped on the floor; Baby Brown Eyes beating on the metal chairs
3. beautiful noises:
horse hooves on the road outside my house; tinkle of wind chimes; baby laughter; pitter-patter of rain; thunder crackling; Mr. Brown Eyes' voice; violin music; warble of a talented soprano; the soft slap of Baby's bare feet against the tile as he runs around the house
4. Kitchen noises:
microwave humming; clink of glasses or spoon against bowl; crinkle of cellophane; beater whirring; beeping oven or microwave; running water
5. Shopping mall noises:
ringing cellphones; chatter; music--soothing classical or the latest band; babies crying

When you write it enough times, "noise" is a funny-looking word, isn't it?

What do you hear?
The Brown-Eyed Girl

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