Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We set a timer, throw caution to the winds and try to remember what it was like to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

Want to play Five Minute Friday? It’s easy peasy!

1. Write for 5 minutes flat on the prompt- no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Meet & encourage someone who linked up before you.

OK, are you ready? Give us your best five minutes on:





Never drag out a good-bye.

Never linger.

Never stop to think when you’ll see each other next.

Stay up late and watch movies together. Eat chocolate. Laugh. Play wild rounds of Uno with the kids and then teach them how to pull pennies out of their ears. Eat triple layer chocolate fudge cake.


Sit side by side on the couch and work by the glow of your laptops. Sometimes there’s a hamster wheel playing in the background. Exchange camera memory cards. Inflate the tired mattress for the last night. Don’t talk about when you’ll see each other next.

Hug hard. Cry. Laugh. Cry.

Order one last Starbucks.

Pack those cheesy tourist TShirts you’re sending back with them. Don’t pack the 4 maps of downtown DC. Leave room for the memories.

Say it. Say it out loud all the missing and the filling up again. Say it and let go. Say it and hug good-bye.

Say it and drive away from the curb.


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