Picture of sad schoolgirls

Jump-Start for Daydreams

Growing up and learning how to function was very bad for the daydreaming process. It’s a trade-off. Functioning is a wonderful thing; it pays the bills, it’s often entertaining, and it gives you a ticket to participate. But you lose the languid, wild, immersive world of the daydream.

drawing of imaginary cat in dryer

Unprompted writing

Most people keep lists of writing prompts handy for when they’re stuck. I take it one step further: I write prompts when I’m stuck, instead.