Friday, November 12, 2010

Writing Prompt: Reflections

My mother, Photographer Melabee Miller, recently blogged about reflections. She offers readers three images of known objects reflected on water. The light and water’s surface shifts the original object into something new. Writing about reflections, or even writing as a reflection, can do the same for the reader.

For today’s writing prompt, consider the word “reflection.” An object, person or maybe even an idea, can be reflected on many surfaces: water, mirror, glass, spoon, and more. Choose one reflection, real or imagined, and focus in on the details. What do you see? What does it remind you of? How did it happen?

There are so many reflections to choose from. There are the beautiful reflections, like the buildings and clouds on the Potomac River when I drive over the Key Bridge at 6:30 am, and the stranger reflections, like my early morning face in the foggy bathroom mirror after a shower. What reflections catch you off guard?

Write for ten minutes without stopping and see if there are lines, words, or ideas that you can expand upon later.

You are welcome to share your writing in the Comments section below.

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