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I asked for writing prompt suggestions in our FMF Facebook group this past week and got a number of great suggestions. Our prompt this week is compliments of long-time FMF community member Susan Shipe from Hope Heart Home.

This week’s FMF writing prompt is: GREEN




Ready? GO.

The change happened overnight.

One day my son was pushing the snowblower down the driveway, head down and eyes squinted half shut to shield himself from the blowing snow and bitter cold. The next day, I heard it: the tap tap tap of dripping water. I looked out the window, and sure enough . . . the snow was melting from the roof.

Instead of endless grey skies, I saw glimpses of blue. Glimpses of hope.

The sun woke up after a long hibernation — groggy at first, and hesitant. Then gradually more bold and defiant. Breaking through the gloom, pushing the melancholy aside.

Each hour I glanced out the window, checking for progress. And I saw it.


The green grass emerging from weeks of dormancy buried underneath inches of snow, now free to awaken and breathe. Free to stand tall and drink the sun again.

Today there is still white on the ground, but it is receding, like the tide diminishing into the ocean until it’s time to return again.





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