Small Stones: Days Two and Three

The best intentions often . . . Well, you know about that.

On January 10, I committed to a Mindful Writing Challenge, posted that day, and immediately fell behind. But I had one more scene of the novel to re-visit, I’m revising the synopsis, I’m reading manuscripts for a workshop coming up in a little more than a week, I—

All these excuses, this busyness. All the more reason to take a moment and focus on something small or ordinary or extraordinary, like a sleeping cat on Day Two:

Old cat sleeping behind my head on the back of the couch, mewing in his sleep like a kitten, moving his mouth like he’s smacking his lips. What does he dream?

Oliver, awake

Oliver, awake










And for Day Three, another haiku:

After today’s storms,

blue sky and wind-driven clouds.

Radiant sunset.

Variation, winter sunset

Variation, winter sunset










Thanks to Kaspa and Fiona at Writing Our Way Home for this challenge. I shall try to do better!


2 thoughts on “Small Stones: Days Two and Three

    • I do; I’m looking forward to it. I just finished reading and writing critiques on the eleven manuscripts. Several of them are really good! Thanks for the good wishes. I hope it’ll go well.


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