Daydreaming

Daydreaming
September 20, 2012 16 Comments Writing Stephanie Ayers

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I gaze longingly out the window, my eyes searching for the honeysuckle that hangs over the fence in the backyard. Memories of its sweet taste and smell fill my senses, overpowering the pomegranate scented dish soap. I sigh deeply as I scrub yet another unrinsed plate, a testament that my children have yet to oblige that particular request. I let my mind drift on an imaginary breeze, taking me within my stories, adding a new story line, as my fingers work unsupervised. Suddenly, I turn the faucet off, dry the sink, and stand back, satisfied with a job well done.

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This week’s 100 Word Challenge was “Doing the Dishes.”

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Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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  1. 16 Comments

    Kir Piccini

    I have been away too long and I apologize for that, because I read and then don’t click to comment, to tell you how your words..MOVE, EXCITE, MOTIVATE me. Every single time.

    and I stack the dishwasher more than I wash dishes these days, but oh when I do, I am living in another world all my own.

    I loved this.
    xo

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    Eric Storch

    Mindless, mundane tasks that let the mind wander are a perfect way to work out a story glitch or come up with new ideas. Daydreaming to a remembered scent (olfactory memories are always the strongest) is awesome.

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      SAM

      it helps that I have a big window to stare out when I’m standing at the sink, too.

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    Imelda

    I came across an Agatha Christie quote which says that the time to write is when one is doing the dishes. 🙂 I guess it is the singular benefit of dishwashing. well, apart from not having to eat in paper plates all the time.

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      SAM

      Yes, she actually posted that quote the following day. 🙂

      Sent from my iPad

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    barbara

    I have a love/hate relationship with doing the dishes. On the one soapy hand it is a necessary evil. On the other it is a time to think, dream, and write . . . awesome!

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    Carrie

    I used to hate dishes…but they do allow that moment of contemplation and imagination, don’t they? As long as the water is running “I can’t hear yoooooouuuuuu!!!”

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      SAM

      yes and “I’m busy doing what you were supposed to do” works really really well too. 😉

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    Angelia Sims

    I enjoy doing the dishes. Helps me relax. 🙂

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      SAM

      I don’t but daydreaming does make it seem less tedious.

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    Velvet Verbosity (@velvetverbosity)

    I like doing the dishes when it’s not a required chore. It’s the requirement that ruins it for me, but I should learn to get back to the Zen of it.

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      SAM

      Did I meet your challenge?

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    tillymacpherson

    A beautiful smooth narrative!
    Tilly

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    deanabo

    This was beautifully written. When I was growing up we had honeysuckle growing around my house. This brought back that wonderful memory.

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      SAM

      I love honeysuckle!

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