Hello everyone! Today I am going to do a challenge from Stine Writing. Her blog is very interesting, and full of wonderful writing 🙂 You can visit it here: https://christinebialczak.com
You can find the prompt here: https://christinebialczak.com/2020/07/14/simply-6-minutes-writing-challenge-3/comment-page-1/#comment-3744
This is the picture for the prompt:
So, here’s what I came up with during 6 minutes:
(Note: This is free-verse poetry, and it is also completely unedited, so there might be a few mistakes.)
CAPTURING THE MOMENT
There’s a sea in front of me
And a sea of lawn chairs behind me.
I take a whiff of the salty air,
Putting down my towel and slathering on sunblock.
I splash around in the waves.
Some are bubbly, some are quiet.
What it would be like
If I captured this in a picture.
I take out my phone
And snap away.
At the end of the day,
Curled up in my hotel bed,
Buried under the covers,
I look back
At the photos I took today.
I wish I remembered more about today.
But there is no feeling in my pictures.
I should have been capturing the moment with my mind and senses
Instead of capturing it with a phone.
So that’s it! I hope this was okay; this is my first writing challenge.
Anyway, thank you very much to Christine Bialczak and I will see you all next time!
-The Artsy Kid.