I have had a massive case of writers block lately. I get bursts of inspiration then when I sit down to write it all out. I get stuck. I either can't find a way to start. Or else I do start something and I can't finish it. So I went looking for different ways to overcome this massive block in my mind. And I found a bunch of really great writers prompt ideas/challenges. That are designed to help you start writing again.
I have decided to do some of them just to see if they will help. Most of them are prompts where you get a topic or a sentence and you write for 10 minutes on it. I want to share them with you. Maybe not all of them. But the ones I feel are worthy of someone else reading. This wont be a weekly thing like Writers Prompt Tuesday or anything like that. It will be when I feel like it thing. So with out any further Blah Blah Blah... Lets get to the prompt I want to share with you all today.
Josslyn sat on the train staring out the window. She watched as country side flew by. All though the train ride from her mother's flat in London to her fathers house in Wakefield had a pretty view. It was lacking in anything fun. She felt as though the train wasn't going to get there in the two hours time her mother had promised. At this rate she would be lucky to even get there before her 17th birthday. Which wasn't even for another 2 years. After a while she got sick of looking out the window. So she put her ear buds in turned on her favorite song and closed her eyes.
Josslyn thought she had only closed her eyes for a few minutes. But when she opened them again it was to the conductor gently shaking her awake. "Miss your stop is next." He had said. Josslyn thanked the man and started gathering her things. As she reached over to grab her backpack she noticed something. A leather boned notebook with a single leather tassel wrapped around what looked like a metal button keeping it closed. Curious she picked it up and looked at it. On the back of the notebook there was a single heart shape with the letter M woven into it.
She quickly looked around the train car she was in, There weren't many people in her car. An elderly couple sat the right of her and a small family sat near the back. When she had fallen asleep there had been nobody sitting beside her. "Excuse me sir?" Josslyn polity called to the conductor as he came back threw, "Yes miss? Do you need anything?" He replied. "No thank you. I was just wondering. Um if you could um tell me maybe who was sitting next to me today?" knowing her mother had asked him to keep an eye on her. She figured he must have seen who ever this notebook belonged to. "I'm sorry miss but there has been nobody sitting next to you today." He looked at her with a concerned look. "Are you sure?' Josslyn asked. "Because I found this notebook in this seat next to me. And its got to belong to somebody." The conductor looked at the notebook and shook his head. "I haven't seen anyone with a notebook like that." Just then the train started to slow. "Better get your things. This is your stop." The conductor said. Josslyn opened up her backpack and put the leather notebook inside.
For the rest of the afternoon the notebook remained in Josslyn's backpack in her room, Out of site but not forgotten. No matter what she did she couldn't stop thinking; Who did the notebook belong to? What did the M stand for? Why was it next to her on the train? Why didn't anyone see who the notebook belonged to? And the most important question of all, What is inside? So the first chance she got she snuck away to her room. Josslyn grabbed her backpack from under her bed. She sat down on her bed and pulled the notebook out of her bag. Taking a deep breath she untied the leather tassel and opened the notebook. She wasn't prepared for what she was about to read.
I'm sorry we weren't able to meet on the train. I didn't want to wake you. But one day I promise we will meet. Maybe not now but someday soon. Until then I am leaving you my notebook. Until we are able to meet I wan't you to fill these pages with what ever your heart diereses.There are more notes threw out the pages. Please don't skip ahead to read them. I wan't you to find them as you write. Until next time.