366 Days of Writing Prompts – Day 112
Head to one of your favorite blogs. Write a companion piece
to their penultimate post.
I decided to check around some of my favorite blogs and realized that a lot of them do not have archives, but I found that one of my all-time favorite bloggers does have archives and I delved deeply to find this gem that I will be writing a companion piece to, or at least attempt to write one. Calen offers the following challenge:
Alrighty then! Here we go. Choose a number between 1 and 26. Got it? Normally I’d go with 32, but since that won’t work I’ll choose 16. What letter of the alphabet does it correspond to? (If you’re a lefty you can start at the other end of the alphabet if you want.) So I got P, which is a perfectly precious letter. Now! (Oh, you really didn’t think it’d be that easy, did you?) Quick as a rabbit list six words that begin with that letter. Wait! We’re not done yet. Now choose the one that “jumps” out at you the most, set your timer for 15 minutes, and write about that word.
I choose number 13 which corresponds to letter M – one of my favorite letters!
Since Calen wrote about Paris in her post, I thought in order to make this a true companion piece, I would write about Maine since it is a place. And now my timer is set for 15 mins.
Maine has always appealed to me. I did a report on that state when I was in 7th grade and fell in love with it. I have always wanted to live there and if I ever get the money to do so, off I will go. My preference is coastal Maine. There is just something magical about the ocean and lighthouses and watching the ships come in and out of harbor. If you’ve ever watched the Stephen King TV show Haven, that would be an idyllic setting for me.
Speaking of Stephen King, I think the fact that he uses Maine as a character in many of his stories is one of the reasons I was so attracted to him as a child. I love all of his stories that are set in the fictional towns of Maine. Through his descriptions, I can see, smell and taste Maine. I love that he lives there and respects Maine so much and has really put that state in the spotlight through his work.
I would want to build or own a cottage-style house there with lots of windows so I can see the coast, preferably with a lighthouse in view. I don’t have a particular town picked out. I wouldn’t want it to be too big of a place. Small to medium in size. But it would have to have a lot of charm with local markets, eateries, bookstores (I’d hope!), and maybe some other writers living there to meet with once in a while. I wouldn’t mind the harsh winters there or even the storms. If I were to die anywhere on this rock, I would want it to be in Maine. I think I could definitely die a happy woman there.
Now I just need to know how to make my dream a reality. I am not getting any younger and my funds are so limited these days. But I’ve never given up on true dreams and I won’t give up on this one either! Some way, somehow, some day, I will get to Maine and live out my last days in that gorgeous place. I will feel the sea air and smell the fresh fish, and walk along the shore with the lighthouses in the distance. And I will write there. I know this. I’ve seen it and whatever I truly see, firmly in my mind’s eye, manifests.