Hello, friends. Welcome to the first Five Minute Friday writing link-up of 2021!

It still feels surreal to say that . . . 2021?! Really?

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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: TIME




Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

Less than a month ago, those of us who gather on Twitter each week for the weekly #fmfparty Twitter party signed off as usual and headed for bed. We had no idea at the time that it would be FMF community member Joe Siccardi’s final time attending a Twitter party or taking part in the FMF link-up.

The following week Joe did not show up for the Twitter party. And he was always there. We later learned that he’d had a stroke the day before, and never recovered.

We have no idea how much time we have left.

Now we’ve turned the calendar to a new year, all of us eager to put 2020 behind us and move on. Six days in, and we see images and video clips of protestors breaching the U.S. Capitol building. Government officials and representatives cowering for fear of their lives. Some wondering if they would live to see another day.

We have no idea how much time we have left.

This evening my husband told me that a member of our church in Cape Town passed away suddenly of a brain hemmorhage, leaving behind his wife and three children. Just like that.

We have no idea how much time we have left.

As I look at the fresh, blank pages of a new calendar I’m tempted to fill it with all kinds of plans and goals. But the reality is, I have no idea what a day may bring forth. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

What will you do with the time you have left?








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