Five Minute Friday: FLY

It’s time for another Five Minute Friday.  A blogger named Lisa Jo posts a random prompt every Friday with the challenge to write for five minutes, a free write. We silence the inner critics and just write… whatever comes out is what comes out… but I might correct spelling and grammatical errors.  But I guess you’ll just have to keep reading to find out…

This Friday’s prompt?  I’m glad you asked:  FLY

Ready, set, go…


4:47 am

My brother’s a pilot.  First things I think of when I hear the word FLY are all the memories built around the free flights/trips I got to take to fun places when I was listed as his “other” (before he got married).  For instance, on a whim I decided to fly to Aspen for New Years.  One weekend a girlfriend and I hopped over to Boston to check out the historic sites.  Denver, Washington DC, Baltimore, Portland, Dallas… I had a blast.

And as freeing as it was… it was always so good to fly back home, to my nest, to my little craftsman cottage in the historic district.

While I love to fly and be free and adventure and experience new things… I also love the opportunity to nest.

But then I get restless again… and want to FLY.  And then I don’t sit still again until I feel like it’s time to nest again.  And right now, I want to nest.  I don’t want to FLY.  As intriguing at it sounds… I want to be in my studio, organizing, purging, cleaning… nesting.

Good thing it’s Friday… and with no other weekend plans.  The only flying I plan to do this weekend is fly directly home from work so I can keep working… but in my space… in my space where my creativity SOARS…

4:52 am


Thank you for the challenge Lisa Jo Baker…

Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not. Here’s how to play along:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my blog footer}.
3. Go and comment on the post of the person who linked up before you. This is the one rule of this community.


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