I tried this morning. I tried to dive right in to fiction writing. I thought I could combine my writing assignment for my Creative Writing class with my Five Minute Friday prompt. And so I tried.
But my assignment for class is fiction. And I have written a total of TWO fiction essays in my entire life (and one of those was for Tuesday's assignment).
The Assignment: A Flash Fiction story with three characters... it needs a setting, a dialogue, etc.
The Five Minute Friday prompt: Dive
And I thought, Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives; and I knew I had my setting for my flash fiction.
Problem was I couldn't get my story out in Five minutes. I couldn't even think straight with the timer ticking away. I knew what I wanted to say. I knew the story line I wanted to portray. I even had an ending in mind, but I just couldn't come up with any dialogue. Just description and more description; and scene does not a story make.
So the tension is this. How do I write this story? I have dived headlong into continuing my education. I've chosen to jump out of my comfort zone and stretch myself in new ways... and I'm floundering. I had a great plan for Five Minute Friday and a story about a couple at a "Dive" and it fell flat.
Say a prayer for me as you read this post that I can get my story out before the end of the day! :)
and then look for my attempt at fiction to show up on the blog sometime next week... I'm thinking a Wednesday Writings day for my blog!
There you have it: my third attempt at five minutes today!
and if you are feeling very adventurous (and you haven't done so already), run over to Lisa-Jo's and do your own five minutes on DIVE ... and check out all the other great writers that came up with something amazing in five minutes!