Since the recent headlines in the news, I’m not eager to travel to far places this holiday season. I do have some Christmas Markets on my bucket list but I’m okay with waiting, because our city of St. Paul decided to create one at our Union Station. Instead of sitting in a plane for hours, I taking the husband to our next date of Christmas. Let’s hope they have hot apple cider or a warm holiday drink.
Our last date together supported artists by buying some of their handmade crafts. I’ll have to pick up a small ornament for our tree to remember this weekend. Maybe we need to start doing selfies again so that we remember our time together. Are there things that you do to remember a moment in time?
You know, this is good writing material and might end up in one of future stories. Finding ways to share memories together are great for characters in a new romance. Besides, if you ever get stuck trying to think of new things for your characters to do, then go out to new places yourself. Building your own experiences will only help you as a writer. We can’t always rely on imagination alone.
Your writing prompt for this weekend is to try something new. It doesn’t have to be spectacular. You don’t have to drive Santa’s slay. It can be as simple as trying a new food, go to a cooking class, try a new craft, or participate in a holiday contest. Still not feeling inspired? Then, be someone who inspires others. Buy a stranger a cup of coffee, pay it forward to someone in the grocery line. The radio station I listened to says, “If you can’t find anyone good, then be that someone.”
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