Saturday, April 11, 2009


March Cafe Writing: Option Four - Seven Things
Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.
~Lindley Karstens

In improvisation, one of our exercises is a game called “Seven Things,” in which we go around in a circle giving each other the challenge, “Give me seven things that [whatever].” We are not going to go around in a circle here, but if you’re drawn to lists, this prompt is for you. Give me seven of your favorite guilty pleasures. You’re not required to explain the items in your list, but it’s more fun for readers if you do.


1.) Playing hooky from work to enjoy my garden.

2.) Watching ALL MY CHILDREN every afternoon when getting home from work - preferably being able to watch it outdoors.

3.) Sitting under the shade tree in my meadow garden and reading a good book.

4.) Watching children play in the park and jotting down notes for a short story.

5.) Hostess Ho-Hos! I only allow myself to have these a few times a year, but OMG, they are heavenly!

6.) Laying under the stars with my honey on a warm summer night and searching for the constellations.

7.) Chasing fireflies (lightning bugs) through my meadow garden - on a warm night, their lights blink faster.

1 comment:

e said...

1. Sleeping in
2. Watching American Idol
3. Reading a magazine cover to cover
4. Ignoring my phone
5. Smoking a cigarette in my backyard by myself
6. Drinking a glass of wine after the gym
7. Reading Television Without Pity at work