Describe a task. Prompt #376


Tillie taught me how to fill a pen, or, as she said, “How to properly  fill a pen.”

One: Turn the filling plunger counterclockwise as far as it will go.

Two: Dip the nib completely into the ink.

Three: Turn the filling plunger clockwise until it stops.

Four: Hold the nib above the ink bottle and turn the plunger counter-clockwise again until three drops of ink fall back into the bottle.

Five: Turn the plunger clockwise to stop the drops.

Six: Wipe the excess ink completely from pen and nib.

When I told Tillie that six steps seemed a lot to have to do before you begin, she said, “You must think of those six steps not as preparation for the beginning but as the beginning itself.”  — The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg

Prompt: Desribe the steps to accomplish something.

Or: Write about preparing something.

Just Write!

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