FMF Writing Prompt Link-up :: Spontaneous

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a lovely week so far. It’s time for our weekly writing link-up . . . so glad you’re here!

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This week’s FMF writing prompt link-up is: SPONTANEOUS



I can’t believe she did it. Not only did my 17-year-old daughter persuade me, she also persuaded her dad to let her go to New York City this weekend to see a show that we never thought she’d get tickets to.

Some context . . . My daughter has three great loves in life: Black Panther, Hamilton, and In the Heights.

This past Friday, as she and I were still recovering from COVID, she learned about an upcoming screening of the new Black Panther movie happening in Washington Heights, hosted by none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda himself.

And: Tickets were free.

The catch? Tickets became available at 9am Monday morning.

I told her if she actually got tickets (which I did not think would ever happen), I would take her to New York this weekend. It’s only a 12-hour drive one-way. Ha!

Whelp, she got the tickets.

So, we’re packing up the car and trekking across country for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I still can’t quite figure out how I got myself into this, but I’m justifying it by telling myself it’s her senior year and this event will never happen again, and surely we’ll make memories on this crazy, spontaneous mother-daughter trip on a whim.

And ultimately, it’s good for this plan-ahead mama to let loose a little and follow her fun-loving teenager into the wild . . . At least, I hope so! 😉






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Kate Motaung

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  • Godspeed your journey, Kate!

    Spontaneous combustion
    of the human kind...
    the potential for destruction
    really blows my mind,
    but maybe there are other uses, peaceful, gentle, true,
    like flame, perhaps, victim produces
    to light a barbecue,
    or start perhaps a dozen smokes
    upon a shady porch,
    and South Seas ambience evokes
    by lighting tiki torch.
    It's a great variety of views
    from the Weekly World News.

    Less than five minutes, that, and doesn't it show!

  • Wow! Have a wonderful adventure. I love doing spontaneous things with my daughter. Hope you're feeling strong and ready.

  • You go girl! We NEVER regret doing something spontaneous with our teens. That's how memories are made - good or bad! lol

  • Spontaneous and GO!

    A five-minute writing challenge and today’s word – spontaneous – remind me that I need to practice being just that. Spontaneous.

    I think long and hard over most decisions. I think long and hard before saying yes to an invitation or responding to a question. Social gatherings are proof that conversation doesn’t always come easily.

    What would it look like to be spontaneous? But – see – even that question cancels out the spontaneity. Oh, dear….


  • Wow, that is great! They do grow up so fast and it's important to have this time with them. I hope you all enjoy it!

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