I love Professor SAM. In part because we talk about things outside of class like tattoo designs. I love her, and not just in an effort to snag a 4.0 for the semester. I love Professor SAM, and would invite you all to play along with her thought-provoking Master Class prompt. Think writing 100 words or so about a picture is challenging? Try making someone else’s words your own, without a hiccup in your story, and see if you’re not hooked almost immediately!
And no, I’ve no earthly idea how it was that these two prompts seemed like such a natural fit to me…
Such big, beautiful eyes!
Such a full body!
Such sweet sin awaiting, should she take notice of me.
Mmmm, the way those wings shimmer…
I make my way over.
Cautiously, as not to frighten, “Ummm, hello…?”
A question or a statement? Don’t be a fool – make your play, man!
Too much. Still, she smiles while looking over.
I sense the stirrings, faint but unmistakable, of an afternoon delight.
Slowly she swivels closer.
Close enough to realize that I’m not “like” her. No, not enough.
Watching her hurriedly fly off, my pride’s stung as I wonder – when will this ridiculous belief that bee can’t hive with wasp ever be squashed?
This week’s sentence prompt came from page 55 of the 5th book in on my shelf (it’s a church pew actually), 5th line down: Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story.” And while not exactly in keeping with the motif of the remainder of the post, I’m ending today with the song below, partially because I couldn’t find “Waspy” by The Bolshoi, and partially because – quite honestly – when will I ever even come this close to having a tie-in for it again?