First Words and Other Firsts: Open any baby diary and you will find whole pages devoted to firsts: first smile, first words, first friends, first birthday. Why are firsts so significant? Because they represent a beginning. Because they push us beyond what is familiar and comfortable. Because they jolt us out of the numbness or everyday life and bring us back to our primitive selves when we saw a world through a child's eyes. Keeping in mind that first experiences do not end with babyhood, write about a first: the first day of kindergarten, the first day of college, the first grandchild. Or simply begin with the writing start "the first time" and write down the first thing that comes to mind.
If you want to participate, first leave a comment here letting us know. Then write your post on September 23 based on the prompt, and leave a comment tracking back to your post on mu first post. Not only will Lisa be commenting on all the posts that day, and I'll tell you, she's not just a good writing, she's a great commenter, but it also gives you a chance to win a copy of her book. I'll do a random drawing of the people who leave comments on both posts.
So get writing, I know I need to. Just as soon as I finish those darn performance reports, and act of creative writing if there ever was one.