Monthly Writing Prompt: September

Posted September 4, 2017 by Fran in Monthly Writing Prompt / 6 Comments

Good morning and welcome to my new feature, Monthly Writing Prompt! One of my blogging plans is to focus more on everything that has to do with writing. Therefore, I thought it would be quite a good challenge to start a monthly writing feature. I’m actually pretty excited about this!

It’s very simple, really. Every month I will share one sentence (created by me, of course) and you’ll write a paragraph starting with the prompt I’ve provided. I will add mine in this post, and you can share yours by commenting below.

Are you ready? Let’s go!

September17_Writing Prompt


This month’s writing prompt is…

Dear diary, I can’t believe it’s been fifteen years since I wrote on these pages.

And here’s my paragraph.

Dear diary, I can’t believe it’s been fifteen years since I wrote on these pages. I was a stupid kid, was I? Always causing trouble, getting into fights and binge-drinking… No wonder she took after me. I have no idea why I’ve found you in her room, you were cleverly hidden inside a shoe box behind all of her stuff. The stuff that I can’t bring myself to clear out now that she’s gone. Did she do what she did because of me? To show me what a lousy-ass father I was? Well, who could blame her? I wish she would have told me how much she hated me, instead of doing what my pathetic young self did back then… Maybe she’d still be here now.

What do you think? Let me know how you feel about my prompt and feel free to leave yours in the comments below!

6 responses to “Monthly Writing Prompt: September

  1. Dear Diary, I can’t believe it’s been fifteen years since I wrote on these pages. In 2002, it was the kiddos first day of school. If you had told me then I would be happy with an empty nest and be blogging online, I would have laughed my ass off all the way to my next cup of coffee. You would have panicked and the prospect, but no worries hun, we survive and trust me you are gonna love the grandbabies. Did you just faint?

    kimbacaffeinate recently posted: Arm Candy by Jessica Lemmon
    • Thank you so much for joining, Kimberly!!

      That is a fun paragraph, I really like the fact that you tapped into your personal life for inspiration. 🙂

  2. Dear diary, I can’t believe it’s been fifteen years since I wrote on these pages. I missed the moments we spent together.  Moments where I shared my darkest secrets and poured my heart out in ways only you could understand. You listened keenly to all I had to say and never once did you judge me. You were the one friend I knew I could count on to be there for me, no matter what.  I am here today because so much has happened since I last wrote on your pages. I have experienced the pain and joys that life offered, but I never anticipated that the pain would be so devastating. Even though it happened three years ago, the pain is still raw as the day it happened. 

    Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading recently posted: BOOK REVIEW: RUIN by CLARISSA WILD
    • Wow, that is beautiful!! Even better than mine, I dare say… ^_^
      It’s very personal and emotional, makes me definitely wonder what’s written in its pages all of those years ago. 🙂

      I hope you will join the next one!

  3. Nice, I like how in one paragraph you inject some real emotion and pathos about whatever went wrong in that relationship. Nicely done!

    Okay, here’s my go:

    Dear Diary, I can’t believe it’s been fifteen years since I wrote on these pages. Looking back now, I can’t believe some of the decisions I made, and how it has affected some of the people I care about most. Some good, some bad, but it’s true what they say. If I knew then what I know now… but then again that’s the spontaneity of life, right? There is no roadmap, we make it up as we go along. And I’d have it no other way.

    • Thank you, Greg, I really appreciate your feedback. I think I jolted that down around the time of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington’s death, so I was feeling very sad and distraught. Glad my intent transpired through my words.

      Yours feels quite melancholic, like you’re reminiscing about the past, but in a bittersweet way… There’s a hint of regret but, as you say, that’s life, and I really enjoyed reading your words!

Leave a Reply

(Enter your URL then click here to include a link to one of your blog posts.)