Today’s Free write prompt from Kellie Elmore was: You are young. It’s springtime and you find yourself walking down a dirt road with a cut on your knee… The idea is for ‘stream of thought’ writing; no edits, just get it on paper. Here is what I came up with:
I am not going to hurry to get home. Momma is going to be mad that I tore my jeans…again. I didn’t mean to, we was just playing on the rocks in the creek. I fell when I tried to splash Jimmy back. He fell too, right on his butt! It was funny. I did not even notice the cut until later when it got dirt on it. It stings some, but not too much. Maybe she will overlook the hole because I am hurt. Prob’ly not. She will clean it, put that orange stuff on it that hurts more than the cut. But she won’t forget the tear. Jimmy had to go home for dinner, he was just wet, did not tear his clothes. Lucky. Now I am muddy too, all the gravel is gone from this road leaving nothing but dirt to mix with my wet feet and the bottom of my jeans. Not sure I am going to beat that rain home either. Heard thunder a few minutes ago and the cows are all laying down. Wonder if they would leave me alone if I cut across the field? Last time I had to run from the bull, THAT was scary! Jimmy was on the other side of the fence laughing so hard he fell over. Did not see him try it though; not as brave as me. No way. Maybe I should pick some flowers, those yellow ones are nice. Give those to her first to get her nicer.