In Three Words

Sea 8While at a graduate writing program at Goddard College in Vermont, I took a workshop on fiction writing where we shared our stories in hopes of getting feedback that would improve the pieces to New Yorker levels. ¬†Intermixed with the discussion of our work were some writing exercises. ¬†For one, we were asked to think of a three-word prompt, something that we might use ourselves in a piece or, as we read them aloud, something that may inspire other writers sitting in the age-bleached wooden chairs, the loose window glass rattling in its frames from the steady waves and burst of January winds in north-central Vermont. continue reading…