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Friday Freewrite #5 – Squirrely

July 8, 2011

Freewriting is an exercise in timed, stream of consciousness writing. It’s a fun and useful activity for writers of all types. Every week, I’ll provide a prompt as a springboard for freewriting. For more information on what freewriting is all about and how to do it, see this post.


Today’s prompt is a first line:

“This is when things went a little squirrely.”


I hope this prompt has stirred some interesting thoughts and ideas for you! Freewriting is inherently messy and sometimes deeply personal, but if you feel comfortable sharing your results, please post as little or as much as you’d like in the comments.

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  1. July 8, 2011 2:11 am

    Love your friday series! It’s a fantastic way to keep the creative ooze seeping no matter what writing project is currently at first position. I think I’ll take a break today and see what I can do with this prompt. Have a great weekend.

    • Anita M. King permalink*
      July 9, 2011 1:56 pm

      Thanks! I’m glad you like it. 🙂

  2. July 8, 2011 10:30 pm

    “This is when things went a little squirrely,” Flora explained. “My parents and I were watching Bob Ross and it just happened that he had his pet squirrel with him that day. Well my little brother walked in and saw the rodent and decided that he wanted one for himself. He bounced around and jumped up and down until my parents told him they’d get him one.”
    “They should not have said that,” Scuttle said.
    “I know, but they’re idiots sometimes. Really is a shame my brother and I have them in our pockets. Well, it’s actually my dad. He can’t say no. But anyway— so my dad went out in search of someone insane enough to already have a pet squirrel, but he couldn’t find anyone so he found a stuffed one.”
    “Don’t all kids have stuffed animals? What’s so bad about it being a squirrel?”
    “This one happened to be a dead squirrel that had been stuffed.”
    “Yeah. So now you know why my brother is a little too obsessed with taxidermy.”

    • Anita M. King permalink*
      July 9, 2011 1:58 pm

      Hey, is this Flora the one you were talking about writing about for NaNo?

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