Write On Wednesdays Exercise 19 – Sunshine in a cup. Write the words of Emily Dickinson: “Bring me sunshine in a cup” at the top of your page. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Write the first words that come into your head after the prompt. Don’t take you pen off the page (or fingers off the keyboard). Stop only when the buzzer rings! Do this exercise over and over if you wish. Write beyond 5 minutes if you like, you can link it up as an extra post.
Momma sat staring forlornly in her cup of coffee. Where had her day gone? She had been up before the sun with a huge list of chores to do, and yet, here she sat, staring into a dark brown circle, to do list swimming in her head.
She heard the howling, cackling, raucus laughter of her children running and playing outside. Occationally one would run through the house, screen door slamming on his way through.
Tired. Why did Momma always feel so tired, so – worn? She sat her cup on the table and leaned back against the couch. Just a minute of rest. I’ll close my eyes for just a minute. She jolted awake. Staring confused, bleary eyed at the vision before her. Instead of her cold coffee sitting on the table, she saw a sight to behold! Standing next to the table on which sat a cup overflowing with dandelions was the toothless grin of her little girl. “Look Momma! I brought you Sunshine in a Cup!”