Day 348 : 5 Minute Freewrite: Wednesday - Prompt: vinyl

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Prompt: vinyl

  • Set your timer for 5 minutes
  • Start writing
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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.

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  • 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

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Welcome to the Freewriters!!! Hope you enjoy the community :)

Definitely a warm welcoming via comments, thank your for this opportunity 👍

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Welcome onboard!! :)

Thank you kindly my lady! Very happy I stumbled across this community 👍

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  ·  last year (edited)

Thanks @mariannewest!

"Grandpa, what is this?"

Sean fingered a thin, flat circular disc nicely encased in a translucent cover. It was black and had a donut-shaped hole in the middle, unlike anything he had ever seen before.

With a slightly cocked head, Sean continued to stare intently at the old bespectacled man who was lost for words.

"It''s vinyl, son."

"What's vinyl?" Sean perked up, his curiosity piqued.

Immediately a dark shadow fell upon his grandfather's face and his features hardened.

"It's just a useless piece of plastic."

The gruff tone startled Sean. But before he could ask any further, the old man hobbled out of the grimy basement in a huff.

Just at that very moment a small slip of paper floated like a light feather down onto the wooden planks. Bending down, Sean picked up the slip and unfolded it.

In perfect neat cursive were the words:

#simpleandelegantliving #freewrite #isleofwrite #fiction #story #writing

What do you call a musician without a girlfriend?
A: "Homeless"
But our son has roomed with up to 5 fellow musicians at a time, in Chicago. Stays out of debt. Works, gets gigs, pays his bills on time, and now is in NYC, enjoying the bachelor musician's life.
He left us with his huge collection of vinyls. Like, will he EVER have a real house to live in and room to store this stuff? Now his music collection is all in a computer chip. And vinyls are like Model T Fords.

Sounds a lot like my life as an actor. Hooray for being financially-careful artists!

But no, no one can afford a house ever again. Not in cities like NYC and LA, at least.

Too many people want to live in a great place, but not enough spaces to accommodate everyone have been built, and the roads are jammed with cars... it took us 2 hours to move 10 miles by car in Chicago last Friday. Ugh. I'm willing to live in a less desirable location because the good places become undesirable when too many people cluster there!

I hear that!

@improv what kind of acting do you do? 😊

We await your answer... or it somewhere in plain sight like at your profile, and I missed it.... ... ooh comedy too? GERMANY? Off to click on links!

Oops, Los Angeles, not Germany (Weinhold is your name, not your location). Now Following @improv on Twitter!
Actor, Scavenger, Hitchhiker, Planeswalker *** *** One Minute of LOL

*** One Minute of AWW

Yay you discovered me!

We love these! Meaning me and the kids :) Family entertainment at its best--especially tying my wings down :)

All of it.

  ·  last year (edited)

@carolkean ohhh wow! 👍

I'm so glad to see your son pursuing his dreams. I think it takes alot of courage, to choose such a path. (Otherwise all one has is regret, like Grandpa over here.)

Grandpa... you?
You may notice a theme in my freewrites: middle-aged women, usually grandmas, suddenly abandon the life they live to try something bold and unexpected. (Like burlesque, or a road trip to Sedona.)
Yes. Someday, I will do something crazy in real life, rather than just write about it!
Our son may not be in debt, but he's not saving money, either. He has no health insurance. He's not tied down to material things. Unconventional, free, and unconcerned! He's 28. Maybe by age 40 he'll settle down?

Love this piece. sigh

@wandrnrose7 aw thanks for your kind words! (:

Good stuff and reminds me of my record spinning days as a DJ.

I'm here with the Thursday prompt.

Day 349: 5 Minute Freewrite: Thursday - Prompt: running in place

Am looking for anyone who will be kind enough to loan me 20 steem, with a down payment t of 8 steem already on ground, I need it to tie down a project, another 8 steem next week Wednesday and the remaining 4 steem next week Friday.


The places I know for help on steemit are neoxian <<< he will take your password and loan you money if he likes your account. And look into and #upfundme, Both of those are for steemers who need help. Best of luck to you.

Tell me more about the project and what your repayment plan would be.

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Thank you so much!!!

Loved this prompt - thank you! Please enjoy VINYL (5-minute Freewrite) by A.E. Jackson

Better late than never, right?

Happy to have pumped this one out just in time. :)

Here ya go. A day late and a dollar short. Wait, I don't really know what that saying means, but I suppose it's probably accurate anyway :)