Once again, my grand
monster son (4 yo) comes through. This child is about as right-brained as you can get. He bursts into life every day with joy and imagination. Last week, I was parked outside the trailer where my son and family live, waiting to take my son to work. The window opens in one of the bedrooms and there’s my grandson. He is wearing a superman top with cape, cowboy boots and super hero underware. I put my window down and talk to him for a while. He is putting the window up and down, running off to get something else to show me. Inevitably, something falls out the window and here comes Roland outside to get it having no qualms at all about going outside in his underware.
Later that day, my DIL and the two younger kids are to meet me at O’Charlies for lunch. This O’Charlies is where my son and DIL work, so the kids are very familiar with it. I arrive before them, sit at my seat, and look up to see my grand
monster son coming in the door. Mom did manage to get pants on him, but he is still wearing the rest of the ensemble. Along with the cowboy boots and superman top with cape, He is wearing a hat and carrying a rope whip. Under the superman shirt was a spiderman shirt. Point: the boy was a mixture of Superman, Spiderman, and Indiana Jones. His mother had managed to keep the fingerless gloves and sword (Zelda) at home or he would have had them as well.
We often get hung up in what people think of us, of our writing, and do not allow ourselves to just run with the imagination. Roland had no concept of over-kill or choosing a super-hero. In his mind, he can be all of them all at once, a super-super-hero if you will. He also has no qualms about making himself at home at HIS O’Charlies.
The challenge: Turn your left brain completely free to write something imaginative. Don’t worry about grammar or limits, just create. You can write a story or poem about the super-super-hero, or you can create your own. Either post it in comments here or on your own blog with a link in the comments. I can’t wait to read the offerings, and I hope you will also read them and vote for your favorite one and the most creative one. I will give you at least a week, so no rush:)
The rules: Have fun!
Do you squelch your inner Imma? Do you limit her and put parameters around her or do you allow her to do her thing? Does your writing sometimes seem to fall flat because you don’t want to step outside the box? What is the worst thing that could happen if you write something creative and others don’t like it?
- to be a Super Hero (zendictive.wordpress.com)
- Creative repurposing (writingwithbothsidesofmybrain.wordpress.com)
- Writing with the inner child (writingwithbothsidesofmybrain.wordpress.com)
- If Clothes Make the Man, Bring Out the Light Up Red Cowboy Boots (blogher.com)