Day 206: 5 Minute Freewrite: Sunday - Prompt: mother

in freewrite •  last year  (edited)


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Prompt: mother

  • Set your timer for 5 minutes
  • Start writing
  • Use the hashtag #freewrite
  • Publish your piece (include a link to this post if you wish)

Copy and paste your URL into the comment section of the prompt post.

  • Or, if you don't want to publish your freewrite, just copy and paste as a comment under the prompt post.

If you don't know what a freewrite is, here is a link to the introduction post.

Here is @snook's excellent tutorial on how to join our freewrite adventure

And @improv's input:

Two things I do a little differently. I just type "timer" into google and it pops up a 5-minute timer. I also type directly into steemit. I also rarely use a photo, don't I? So that's three things.

Please read, comment and vote (if you have voting power) on each others freewrites as much as you can. Especially if you are new to the platform, you will be surprised how many friendships are formed by reading and commenting on each other's work!

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Contests by our Fellow Freewriters

  • Check profile for the ongoing BIRD Freewrite. You can win SBI by commenting and your upvote benefits the Freewrite House. A portion will go there to support the fun and games!

  • The oh so talented @honeydue is hosting a weekly contest!! RANDOM FICTION CONTEST #2

  • Our freewriting friend @hartfloe is hosting a very particular writing contest. Only 1111 characters allowed!!! Join here

  • is hosting an ongoing writing contest on zappl!! If you don't know what that is, here is your chance to learn another application to the blockchain. Details here

  • @improv is the master of puns! Enter his Punday contest here

  • The Constrained Writing Contest by our fellow freewriter @svashta is on! Check his blog for the latest contest.


Remember to check your voting power. Do not vote for a while if you are under 90! or use

If your vote is below 0.03 - this is a must read by @thedarkhorse. Vote Dust

Here is an excellent article explaining how to maximize your vote by @taskmaster4450. It helps you to grow to vote wisely!! And a more recent one

And here is a counter opinion on voting by our freewriter @improv

This post is talking about using your vote for maximum curation. Thank you, Asher @abh12345 Read the post here

Bandwidth Problems

I know that many of you are very new to the platform and your wallets are pretty empty. Believe me, we all started there!! Here is an excellent article which explains what bandwidth is and why you might have a hard time logging in some days - or posting. Thank you @jrswab for this explanation

There are many contests on Steemit. From art to music to writing and everything in between. Enter as many as you can!! And take advantage of the free money people give away I listed in the money section below.

Writing help

  • A free app: Grammarly. A lot of us are not native English speakers and I am finding it a helpful app. It will underline spelling and grammar mistakes. Just remember that is is not always right -especially if you use complex sentence structures. Here is the link

  • Remember The Most Dangerous Writing App. You set the time - 5 min - and start typing. Don’t stop!!! It will destroy what you wrote if you stop for more than 3 seconds - and backspace does not count as writing on the app. If you are prone to stop and think - this app forces you to keep going. You can make corrections after the 5 minutes are over.

  • A timer. Egg timer is a free tool you can use on your desktop to set a time. This is useful for our freewrites or if you want to work in blocks of time and then take a break. Here is the link

  • I found this app through @emwalker. Use it regularly and it will help you type faster and more accurately. 10 fast fingers

  • Our fellow freewriter @arbitrarykitten has a business here on Steemit. Several editors are offering to edit and format your post for a small fee. Check out their intro post

  • Our discord channel Isle of Write has workshop rooms for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry where some of the experienced writers might be able to give some tips. Join with this link

  • If you are ready to get serious about improving your understanding of the English language check out @majes.tytyty blog. He has lots of useful information to understand words and their roots better. If you have questions or need help, leave a comment on his blog.

  • If you know of other helpful tools or people, please share with us!


There are several people who offer SBD for free on this platform! How great is that!!

Here are a few
@scrooger has a great "help the minnows" project. It is so easy!! Register by leaving a comment for an upvote - or invest into buying a lifetime upvote. A minnow support project brought to you by @scrooger
@fisheggs - follow this account and you get upvotes at random times.
@sydesjokes - he rewards his followers with SBD for any kind of interaction with him- comment, vote, resteem.
@danielsaori - he does a comment contest. A new challenge every week.
@rexusmo - I think a few of you have started to leave links to your post. Every day, he has a cheering up post. You leave a link to a post you are proud off and you might get a reward. Keep trying!!
#newbiegames takes you to all kinds of games and competitions @newbiegames

Steemit Tools

This is the most comprehensive list of applications on this blockchain I have seen. I highly recommend that you bookmark it!! I also will include it in the growing resource section in the future. Steemit Tools

Staying Legal

This is an excellent article by @dmcamera on how to use images legally. A must read!!


Remember, we have our own room in the Isle of Write Discord! Join us now!!!

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! (Warning, this is pretty much all about my kids, because honestly, I wanted to be a mom from a very young age and I am SO thankful for these awesome humans that I got to raise!)

Happy Mother's Day to the Freewrite Community!

  ·  last year (edited)

Thank you Omra! 💞

After reading mine, you will have learned a hard subject.

Hi Steemit friends, this time I present my mother, today is a very special day for all mothers in Venezuela, which is celebrated on mothers day, but every day is celebrated with them.
I would like to thank you Mother for all that you have given me and that nobody else has been able to give me: to have brought me to the world and to give me my life despite the difficulties that I present to you in bringing me to the world, your true love, your sincere support, and your whole life of dedication. I am aware of what you have fought with your unconditional effort towards me and my brothers. You are the greatest example for all of us, your children and that you will always be for your grandchildren.
I also want in this opportunity to apologize for those moments of anger that I know how good a person you know how to forgive
There are no words to describe the love that for you mother, you have always been present in my triumphs, in my failures, in my falls, in my defeats, in my joys; Everyone can get away from me, but I know that you will continue to accompany me, until God allows it. You are my unconditional best friend, a wonderful person with good feelings that no one can overcome, I thank God for having you, you are the best mother in the world.
To me, Sister, many congratulations on this special day, a woman dedicated to her children, I know that with your sleeplessness, tears, struggles to get ahead, dedicated to their lives, their education and good values ​​to turn them into good people. Thank you for giving me wonderful nephews that God gives you a lot of health and blessings. Count on me in the good and bad,
To all the Happy Mother Day, may God give you life and health to be able to enjoy with your children and they too can be with you.


Happy Mother's Day! We don't celebrate it at this time, so I had no idea why we got this prompt. I hope I managed to capture the idea of motherhood, though! The smell of milk.


It was because yesterday was "Mother's Day" (at least in US. Idk if other places celebrate, too...) I had forgotton as well it was yesterday, but remebered an gave my mother the obligatory call ;). I'm also hesitatnt to read your story based purely on name: "The Smell of Milk??" Yuck...!! Okay, here I go lol

Well, Mother's, and women in general, always play a big role in everything. Even stories.

Wow, this group is growing!! I haven't done a post here for a bit, but I came back and it's booming!! Very cool. I also have a tendency to forget to add my "link" to my post-stories, hence why I'm a day late (and over a dollar short, but hey): Thanks

Hello there to all freewriters, and a special hello to all the Mums on Mothers Day! xxx Here is today's story:

Happy Mama's Day!!!

Here is my official entry:

Our Mothers

Respectfully submitted,



remember. today, we are starting the contest. Need your banana freewrite and selfie!!!


yes ma'am!! it's coming, had to create it ... thank you so much! :)

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL!!!! We had a simple celebration but of course with food and my daughters surprise gift! :)

Hello everyone! Not Mother's Day in UK (that was in March). Not Mother's Day in France (happening in a couple of weeks time). Anyhoo, happy belated mothers day to all you mothers

Here are my two freewrite serials. Featuring two very different mothers

Elma's mother Nancy:

And Katie's mother (in Big Bird):

Don't forget you can get the chance to win a steembasicincome share by commenting on my Big Bird posts from this week (and another chance to win one by commenting on my BB posts from last week too). And 50% of the SBD payout from my BB posts goes to the @freewritehouse

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom in #freewrite. Hope you have all the good health and blessings.... Here is my poem about my mom...

Thank you and God bless...

Truly yours;


hello everyonem here is a little story of my mum.

This is my take on mother. happy Mother's Day. 😍

I know I am late, but I don't want to miss this. Here is my entry: