Hello everyone, and happy fall leaves, Santa Anas (if you're in San Diego), fog (San Francisco), and I dunno, you'll have to tell me what else you have. Leaf rot? Bulbs to plant (this weekend's plan). Small animals nesting in the gutters?
Welcome to members of the Just Write class who are new here (or returning). Take another look at the writing practice guidelines and get to it! Can't wait to read you!
So here's this week's writing topic.
In the spirit of this blog's genesis, write either an interior monologue (running thoughts) or an actual dialogue with a Working Mom or a Stay at Home Mom defending her choice (of working or staying at home -- to another mom, to her children, to her own mother).
If you're feeling brave, choose the mom who is not you as your narrator.
Write for 14 minutes.
"Just because you did it your way doesn't mean my way's crap," I said to my mother. She nodded her head, a slow, gray nod on a tall, red-lipsticked woman. My mother has moved like an old person since she was twenty.
"But, honey," she started.
"No, no honey," I said. "You call me honey to infantilize me..."
That's just a start... As always, we're going to assume everything's fiction, so feel safe to get as vitriolic as you'd like!
You go, mamas (and nonmamas alike).