Day 480: 5 Minute Freewrite: Tuesday - Prompt: pineapple

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Prompt: pineapple

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I liked this pineapple story, I was provoking to my curiosity, seemed silly but at the same time made you ponder on the circumstances of the pineapples themselves. I did feel a little guilty of the lonely pineapple but at the same time, the third pineapple seemed more young, confused and need of affection too. I feel bad that the lonely pineapple couldn't recognize that the third pineapple wanted to same and maybe more which they could of helped each other.
The second pineapple reminded me of a sorta annoyed mother like figure.
Now after typing this out, I sorta see the pineapples as a mother, father and child idea.
The father didn't want to be left alone, the mother pineapple was annoyed with her kid and the kid wanted the affection of the mother pineapple while the father could have provided such.
Very interesting...
https://steemit.com/steempress/@glenalbrethsen/theoddtaleofthelonelypineapple-nyr3cd59l4

Hey @v3n0mmang.

Lately when I write something creative, I have this thing for seriousness and absurdity, and sometimes, it's hard to know which is which and where any of it is going. This pineapple story is definitely one of them. You have the obvious silliness of pineapples feeling anything, wondering anything, being suddenly attracted, having a child, etc., and then you have somewhat of a morality play leaking out, if you can get past the melodrama. It appears you did. :)

Welcome to the freewriters!! It is often interesting what comes flowing out of us in a freewrite.

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Hey, @mariannewest.

Guess it's time to get back into the freewrite groove. What better way to do it but with pineapple as the prompt? :)

The Odd Tale Of The Lonely Pineapple

So glad that you are back!!

Well, thank you. I can tell already I'm going to bring some odd silliness with me, if this entry and the one for today (Wednesday) is any indication. :)

Ohhh goodie!! We love silliness 😂

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So I went to do my first day of helping with prompt delivery, but looks like @carolkean beat me to the punch. 😂💕

Here is my #freewrite for today!! 😁
https://steemit.com/fiction/@kaelci/adishbestservedvengefullyafive-minutefreewrite-9jy5yj6hw0

I saw that - and I didn't even know that she was interested in doing it LOL I love it when we have more willing bodies LOL

Yay!!

I did it! My first thought was "Pineapple? Really?" but my second thought was "That antique bed in the guest room. Those are pineapple finials. I'm sure of it." I have photo evidence now. Alas, my mom's doilies are buried somewhere, or I'd show those off. She is an amazing Spider Woman when it comes to counting stitches In her head having memorized the instructions to crocheting doilies. I am in awe. I am humbled. And here is the 5-times-50 minute freewrite:
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@carolkean/pineapple-finials-day-480-5-minute-freewrite-tuesday-prompt-pineapple

Here is my response for today's freewrite. I hope you all like it :)

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@nmcdougal94/freewrite-day-480-entry-prompt-pineapple-8pi2z2k3

Also, I'm not sure if this was intentional or not, but the space after the @ in the adoptee section makes it not a link to my account. Thank you again for adopting me for the week :)

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The nerve of some people! You'll be as shocked as Ilana when you discover who else is on-board her dream cruise!
Please enjoy PINEAPPLE by A.E. Jackson
(https://steemit.com/freewrite/@aejackson/pineapple-5-minute-freewrite)

Remember to enter the Loyal Reader Rewards for a chance to earn 1 Steem Basic Income Share each week!

If you'll permit me, I am going to challenge myself to stay in the same story for all the 5-minute Freewrite Prompts for the month of February! Let's see how this turns out...

So... how did it taste? Ate the whole pie?

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It was fabulous. I actually enjoyed it 4 days this year. 💕

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Lucky you :)

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My attempt after few days break. Was tired after the Chinese New Year Celebration. Hope to be back to daily freewrite.

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@iamjadeline/pineapple-or-5-minute-daily-freewrite-by-mariannewest-8baf23af6864f

And I am hoping to visit next year where Chinese New Year is celebrated enough to exhaust people LOL

hahaha Now I know why everyone posted about pineapple. (Y) Wish I could join one day when the daily prompt is more relevant to me~~ :D

Well, get started. Every prompt is relevant to you - even if what comes to your mind is - nothing about this ...(insert prompt word of the day)... comes to mind but I started thinking about how much fun it would be to go for a walk and show you my neighborhood.... or nothing comes to mind but I am eating this delicious soup and it is....

You see, with a freewrite, you are truly free. And there is always something going on in our brains . LOL

Does this mean it doesn't matter if I don't Include the prompt word?

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if you don't include the prompt word - include a link to the prompt post in your writing so we know that you actually were inspired by the prompt - even if you thoughts went somewhere completely different. I.e. maybe you know someone who is allergic to pineapple and had to go to a hospital to get treated. So, when you read pineapple - you think hospital and what you saw someone do in the parking lot. that is what you are writing about (which really has nothing to do with pineapple but your mind went there triggered by the word.) You don't have to explain how you got there - maybe you don't know yourself - but let us know that reading the prompt triggered the story. And letting us know can be as simple as linking to the prompt post. Also, make sure to drop a link to your post in the comments.

Thanks! This is very helpful:)! It will be much easier for me hehe

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