The Spontaneous Pen, March 2012

 One jump line.  Ninety seconds to write.  Go!

This month’s jump line is:

I wish…

  • I wish to mix a formula that everyone could taste where instantly the heart perceives, the ruthless pursuit of pointless wars are mankind’s senseless waste. -Dale Angel
  • I wish and blow the dandelion seeds into the breeze.  I watch their parachutes carry them into the blue and I remember days of picking fistfuls of dandelion puffballs for my mother.  She said they were beautiful and placed them in vases around the house.  She always had a way of seeing flowers instead of weeds. -Alicia McCauley
  • I wish you could see me now! You’d laugh right along with me! You always said I’d be able to laugh at anything and make something funny outta nuthin’! -Laura Hernandez

Take 90 seconds to finish the jump line and then post your response in the comments section.  All online comments will be posted here.  Due to limited space only, selected responses will be published in next month’s newsletter.

The Spontaneous Pen: February, 2012

One jump line.  Ninety seconds to write.  Go!

This month’s jump line is:

What comes next…

  • “What comes next…according to the instructions should be safe.” – Dale Angel
  • “What comes next is a big adventure that sends goosebumps skittering down my arms and rouses me from sleep in the quiet of the night.  I love a big adventure, but in the cloak of night I find myself asking Can I do this?  Can I really do this?  Then I pull the sheets up around my chin, close my eyes and tell myself to be brave.” – Alicia McCauley

Take 90 seconds to finish the jump line and then post your response in the comments section.  All online comments will be posted here.  Due to limited space only, selected responses will be published in next month’s newsletter.

The Spontaneous Pen: January, 2012

One jump line.  Ninety seconds to write.  Go!

This month’s jump line is:

What I hold on to…

  • “What I hold on to most are the memories of a lifetime only two years past but thousands of lives ago.  I remember the happiness I had but I can’t touch it.  I can see it in my mind but I can’t feel it.  Though I know I can never have it again I also know I can never accept it to be true.  It is the only thing that keeps me going each day and will most certainly be my downfall.”– Pete Dunning

Take 90 seconds to finish the jump line and then post your response in the comments section.  All online comments will be posted here.  Due to limited space only, selected responses will be published in next month’s newsletter.

The Spontaneous Pen: November, 2011

One jump line.  Ninety seconds to write.  Go!

This months jump line is:

In the heart of Winter…

  • “In the heart of Winter, when the temperature drops to below freezing and stays that way for weeks on end, when the sun follows a lower path across the sky, when the wind finds its heavy breath and blows blizzards around us, then comes that gleaming time of decorated trees and turkeys roasting and pies and presents and family all together, when the whole of Winter spirals down around this one glorious time, “Christmas!” – Leona Webb
  • In the heart of winter, my heart and soul were as chilled as the heavy frost bending the branches of the trees outside my window. The sad posture of the evergreens reflected the sorrow I felt, looking at the note in my hand which had confirmed my worst fears.” – Chloe Winston

Take 90 seconds to finish the jump line and then post your response in the comments section.  All online comments will be posted here.  Due to limited space only, selected responses will be published in next month’s newsletter.

The Spontaneous Pen: October, 2011

One jump line.  Ninety seconds to write.  Go!

This months jump line is:

My favorite Fall memory…

  • “My favorite “Fall” memory was from grace, but I married the woman…eventually.” – Tom Rapp 

Take 90 seconds to finish the jump line and then post your response in the comments section.  All online comments will be posted here.  Due to limited space only, selected responses will be published in next month’s newsletter.