Writing Sprint Wednesdays & link up

The Writing Sprint prompt appears at the end of this post and offers an opportunity for you to freewrite for 15 to 45 minutes without the so-called help of your inner critic. No overthinking. No stopping. No editing. No worries.

{a quick p.s. If you’re joining the link up, please grab the Writing Sprint logo below and include it on your blog post, along with a link back to this page. Thanks!}

laptopWriting Sprint Prompt: Creative Writing Prompts for Fiction

Write a story entirely made up of letters. These letters could include letters exchanged in the mail, emails or even lengthy text messages. Who is writing the letters? Why? Ensure your writing is reflective of the medium of communication you choose. For example, emails may contain emoticons, short abbreviations and common phrases such as lol (laugh out loud).

{Before I get started, I will say that in order to keep my writing within the 15 to 45 minute time, I have created a playlist on Spotify that allows me to put together songs that come close to 45 minutes. When the final note plays on the last song…I stop writing}

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Rebuilding Time

April 27, 2027        Dear Ella,

If you are reading this than we have missed each other yet again, but I dare not give up the hope that we will be united once again. I yearn to hear your words of truth and to walk with you along the wooded path where we explored as children and to visit the old willow tree where we kissed that first time as young lovers. My heart aches at these memories, fearing the worst, but, again, I will refuse to relinquish the hope to which I cling as my lifeline through this journey through the worlds. 

Oh, Ella, how I long to share with you my next destination in this letter, but to do so would be to risk both of our safety. Please know that as we agreed, I am staying to the shadows and seeking refuge by day from only those that are known to support the Rebuilding and are willing to take time and do what seems impossible this day.

Tomorrow is fast approaching and so I must not tarry with these words but rather must move onward, pressing ever forward to what is to come. I know not what to expect but that will not keep me from my duties. I will not go back, my love. Never.

you have my love, my dearest.        Miles

April 26, 2027      My dear sweet Miles,

Has it really been 16 months since we were together in the New City of Angels? How I wish that it were possible to make time stop so that I could find you in these worlds through which we journey together though we are separated by such distance. Oh to uncover the secrets that time has hidden in its hands so that we were once again able to exchange ideas in our present rather than through these words that wing their way through the distance of time.

I have so much to tell you that these quick scrawls no longer allow. I fear that there are dangers too close even now and strangers who are seeking to discover our whereabouts and the secrets of the Circle of Time that we have gathered so far.

Trust no one, my love. There are more who would do us harm than those who are willing to assist us in these times. Know this, my love – I will find you and we will see each other again. You are right to cleave to the hope of the promises of our words, spoken then and written now.

My time in this place is coming to an end. The stays are shorter now for me and I wonder if it is the same for you where you are. The journey is far more difficult and dangerous. Time is yet another enemy, but I, too, cling to the hope of finding you somewhere in the midst of these worlds through which we travel. You are never far from my thoughts or my heart, my dearest.

Seek me in the circles of time and not space, my love. I will be waiting at the Gate where time stands still.

June 16, 2027     Dear Ella,

We are to cross paths soon, I sense it. Those who seek to find us are unrelenting, but I trust that we will find each other before they do. Stay strong, my sweet Ella and know that I hear you even as I move through the shadows of harm and sense the threat that surrounds us. We will rebuild the Temple of the Holy Lands. As you have discovered, our stays in these worlds are shorter now and the journey more dangerous, but our purpose is a timeless one. If the Slayers are to be stopped, we must not quit. Time is an enemy indeed, and yet, it is also our best ally.

Watch for me soon in the place of the Sands of Time of our younger days. The Gate will open to allow our passage and our reunion. Be strong for our time is coming.

June 16, 2027   Miles, I have switched to this voice mode, hoping to reach you through your alias because the Slayers are closing in on me and the Circle of Time. There is no time to explain. Know that I will remain at the Gate until either you or they arrive. I am done moving through the worlds and through time. It is of no use to continue in this way. I must find you. Find me. Ella.

June 16, 2027   Ella, I’m here. Where are you? M.

June 16, 2027  Miles. Help me. Find me. They–

June 16, 2027   What has happened to you my love? Would that I had arrived before you. The gate is destroyed and all around is nothing but burning ruins.

June 16, 2027

You will cease your pursuit of the girl or we will kill her and all she represents.

You will cease your attempts to rebuild the Temple of the Holy Lands or we will kill the girl and destroy all that you seek to save.

(journal entry June 17, 2027)  My sweet Ella, I know not where you are, whether in this world or in the Circle of Time, but I am gathering the Rebuilders so that we may set forth to the Temple of the Holy Lands. I have collected a small group of my own so that we might secure your release from the Slayers. I fear that their threats to harm you and to destroy the Circle of Time hinge not upon my efforts. They will destroy everything if we do not stand up now.

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This Week’s Writing Sprint: Tell It with Letters

Write a story entirely made up of letters. These letters could include letters exchanged in the mail, emails or even lengthy text messages. Who is writing the letters? Why? Ensure your writing is reflective of the medium of communication you choose. For example, emails may contain emoticons, short abbreviations and common phrases such as lol (laugh out loud).

Give us what you’ve got with as much detail as you can muster in 15 to 45 minutes. Most of all, have fun. Free your writer from your inner critic. When you’re done, come back and link up what you’ve got! And remember to give some encouragement to at least one other person in the link up community. You can post to the link up party until next Tuesday night. Hope to read you there!

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2 thoughts on “Writing Sprint: Rebuilding Time

  1. Every now and again, a line will sing from your pages. This is pure music:

    “Seek me in the circles of time and not space, my love. I will be waiting at the Gate where time stands still.”

    Such longing and promise in 2 simple lines. Great job, Judy!

    1. Wow, Rob, I cherish your encouraging words and consider them high praise indeed. Thank you for coming by to read. And, if you choose to do some fiction, I hope you’ll join with a link here. I love reading your non-fiction words and would love the chance to read some of your fiction!

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