The lovely Babbleworthy tagged me to be in an entirely new kind of challenge. A writing challenge. As a lover of the written word how could I refuse?
The Rules for the Freestyle Writing Challenge:
1. Open an MS Word document.
–2. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.
–3. You topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
4. Fill the word doc with as many words as you want.
5. Once you began writing do not stop even to turn.
6. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)
7. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and CAPITALS.
8. However if you do, it would be best. At the end of your post write down No. of words =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
9. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 3 bloggers).
I went for the five minute challenge, and it still felt like a long time. 🙂 The word I was given was impulse.
When did being impulsive become a bad thing? It’s just another word for spontaneity but yet it has such negative connotations. The definition of impulsive is thinking without forethought. But isn’t that what out of the box thinkers do? Don’t we all want to just be able to do something without being wrapped up and trapped in our own mind? We have impulses for a reason and should listen to them. Whether for good or for bad they do inform our own choices. I’ve made many impulsive decisions and those decisions have lead to some of my greatest achievements. On impulse I took German in high school which lead me to take it in college. Another impulse told me to study abroad for an entire year in Germany and immerse myself in the language, culture, and literature. I love to write. Writing is very much about impulse. I’m a seat of my pants writer and just like to make things up as I go along, just like I used to do when I was a kid and was making up games for my friends and me to play. I like to follow those impulses and see where they go to. I see impulses more as opening your mind to the possible. Letting you see what you can do without being limited by the thoughts of what you can’t. that’s not to say that impulses will always lead you to good places, but how do you know if you don’t try? You have to just grab the reins and go for it. Follow those impulses and those dreams. Who wants to live with regrets? If I didn’t follow my impulses I would probably never have travelled to Europe and experienced all of the beautiful European cities I saw there. I always dreamt about going to the Globe Theater in London and because of my impulse I as able to go there. Without impulses I don’t know where I’d be.
No. of words= 328
My nominees are:
And if you’d like to participate please do. The more the merrier!
Your word is fantasy.