Part Three of a three-part series of writing prompts inspired by Susan Bono’s Jumpstart Writing Workshop.
A rewarding aspect of writing is when writers create scenarios that offer illumination for readers . . . that “aha moment.”
Inside a Snowflake
Tiny snow droplets slide into the snowflake
as it falls to the ground. if you listen, really closely,
you can hear the sun crunching together.
The weather is stormy—a snowstorm
with little snowflakes inside the big snowflake.
A girl lives in the snowflake, with golden hair in pretty braids
with a ribbon on the bottom.
At midnight she watches the snow fall outside the snowflake,
and the icicles drip. the next day she goes out
on the frozen lake and ice skates.
Sparks of ice fly up behind her.
By Emily Osborn, Grade 3, Poetry In The Schools
I love this fun and creative perspective, “. . . little snowflakes inside the big snowflake.”
Our unique ways of seeing things and capturing our thoughts in the written word can inspire readers, “Oh, I never thought of it like that.”
But how do writers access those sparks of creativity? Just Write. Be yourself. When you sit down to write, shed your inner critic, get in touch with your child-like world of discovery.
Writing Prompt: Write about being inside something.