It’s #FiveMinuteFriday free write time! <—click to tweet this!

Where a flash mob of folks spend five minutes all writing on the same topic and then share ’em over here.

Want to know how Five Minute Friday got started and how to participate? All the details are here. And every week I’ll pick a post that caught my eye and share it down there in my side bar – see where it says “Featured Five Minute Friday”? Yea -that could be you!

Because, as we all know, the most important rule of Five Minute Friday is leaving an encouraging comment for the person who linked up before you. So getting to feature one of your fine posts is like frosting as far as I’m concerned.

So, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

OK, are you ready? Please give me your best five minutes on:::




Beyond the air conditioner’s hum, beyond the dog barking, beyond the dark sky there is a sun rising in the south. Beyond this zip code and this faded yellow comforter there are people who remember me with bangs. Beyond the torn out bathroom sink and the stacks of tiles. Beyond the carpets and the truck parked out in our neighbor’s yard. Beyond the squishy pillows and the squirrels in the back yard. Beyond the raggedy, green grass and the broken shovel. Beyond the dried roses and the baby girl’s new white bedroom walls. Beyond the stains and the suits and the high heels and the flip flops. Beyond the lists. Beyond the moment. Beyond the right now. There is a then. There is a them. And they are mine. And I will follow the southern cross home beyond the milky way and under the Baobab tree to that deck porch our front of a thatched roofed white house and I will be home.


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