Writing Prompt: Being Unable to Sleep

May 31, 2017 // Tara May // 1 Comments // Posted in Daily Prompts
First night, second night, third—nights piling upon nights, hours upon hours, a mountain of lost time. Each hour of lost sleep is compounded by the hour before it, a perpetual […]

Writing Prompt: Too Hot or Too Cold

May 30, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Daily Prompts
Write about a time when you were too hot or too cold. It is a rare occasion that I am too cold. I’ve always been “cold-blooded.” Born with the desert […]

Writing Prompt: Irritated

May 23, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Daily Prompts
There are two people someone might refer to as “hipsters” posted up directly in front of me. I saw them at the coffee shop earlier, her in a pair of […]

Writing Prompt: Tell Me About the Weather

May 17, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Daily Prompts
Hot, so hot. The sun was like a member of the family, unyielding and exacting. We planned our days by its moods. Whether or not the temperature was below 100 […]

Writing Prompt: Three Strands

May 16, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Daily Prompts
Me, my mother, and sleepwalking A beginning: white, translucent skin kissed by the sunlight in a thousand scattered freckles, so similar in body, her skin, my skin, her compassion, now […]

Writing Prompt: So Imagination Can Meet Memory in the Dark

May 12, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Daily Prompts
Think about it. Where do our obsessions come from? Mine: reading, words, the earth, the stars, the universe, melancholy music, edgy images, fairy tales. These are the product of my […]

Writing Prompt: Why I Write

May 11, 2017 // Tara May // No Comments // Posted in Daily Prompts
I write to feel the scratch of pen against paper. I write to see my words, scrawled in spidery black, pink, purple, and blue cursive across the paper, marching in […]