Tashanna took the Grind Café Writers’ Group “Free-write Challenge” at this year’s Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival at Trout Lake, Vancouver. The brave drew random prompts then took a break from the fest to go sit under a tree, and let it rip for 10 minutes without stopping in a free-write—and see what emerged. Braver yet, they agreed to let us post their raw version. So remember, this is unedited, unfinished output. Thanks to all participants.
Prompt: Write a diary page for today—of a fictional character—or a historical character you choose (Cleopatra, Louis XIV, Genghis Khan etc.)
Adamantite metal is a pain in the ass around all this drywall dust. Its grains, they chafe my metal talons. My tongue feels like a chalkboard. I need a respirator.
What a welcome respite to go to a literary park nosh. I fixed a bee sting and hugged a hippie. I hope I don’t have to stab or slice or maim anybody here. Too much tie-dye.
I would keep cleaning, my roof just got done, but I’m mad at the renovators for not laying down plastic. What a mess.
They’ll have to change my name from Wolverine to Dusty.
I wonder who has beer here—anybody?
2013 Tashanna Ducharme