~~Mel~~

~~Mel~~

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Writers Workshop - Fear

Mama's Losin' It

The Prompts:

1.) Baby fever is in the air. Describe what you would do differently as a first time mom.
2.) What book captured your heart? Write about why the first book you loved is the first book you loved.
3.) Who is a bird-brain? Think about all the birds you’ve seen–from songbirds to hunters. Compare one or more people you know to different types of birds in a piece of writing.
4.) Why do we need 26? If you could change the alphabet, what would you do? Add? Subtract? Combine? Simplify? Write about it.
5.) Where does that fear come from? Write about something that frightens you that other people might find ridiculous. Write about it in a poem, a story, or whatever.

It's been awhile since I've done Mamakat's Writer's workshop...heck it's been awhile since I've blogged anything of real substance, right? I've even lost followers....oopsie...

Anyway, today I'm going with No. 5. Do you want to know what I'm scared of??? Well besides the obvious...someone I love dying, etc...the thing that scares me most is BIRDS...any and all kinds...big ones, small ones...you name it I don't like it!

I've grown up around pet birds...though we never had one at our house - my Uncle, that we visited quite often, had many...not to mention sperm donor who I dated for 3 years...yeah his parents had several 'house birds' as they called them. And I guess those 2 houses could very well be where my fear started...you see both families would let their birds fly around the house and they'd 'relieve themselves' where ever they saw fit...NASTY!!!! Not to mention they'd come flying at you out of nowhere and scare the bejeezus out of you...or well...me anyway!!!

Maybe it's a mutual hatred...because they seem to have it 'out for me'.

So what about you...what scares you?

8 comments:

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

HAHAHAHA! You and me both, sister! I do not like birds. No thank you! :)

Caitlin said...

ooh i HATE birds! Those claws, those scaly feet, the sharp beak, the dander...yuck!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

We had birds but never let them fly around the house. That sounds messy! No wonder you are afraid of them.

I like birds for the most part, even the big fat pigeons who think they own the sidewalk downtown sometimes. I don't like them flying around my head though. Fortunately, that doesn't happen often and in the summer when I read in the library garden, I'll usually wear a hat just in case.

Visiting from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop. I used this prompt too.

natalee said...

hey lady!!!!! mmmm definitley heights
(see my post . im afraid .lol) i missed you so...

Together We Save said...

Been missing you!!

natalee said...

Birds creep me out.... now even worse since I saw this thind on the discovery channel that says they are related to dinosaurs...ICK

epstein bar said...

How did you form your groups, if you had groups? When and how often did you conference with students? I am looking for a general description that can work for the elementary grades...

epstein bar said...

You can do the same thing with reader's responses and read aloud where they use writing to respond to what they read and hear. If you use a vocabulary book with them, I like to create writing prompts that ask them to use their vocabulary words in their writing that relates to whatever it is they are reading.