Writing 101: A Room with a View

Window With A View_1Day two of Writing 101 is asking us to tell about a place we would go if we can zoom through space.

The back-story: 

I’m sure you’re probably tired of hearing this. I live in a pretty new neighborhood. Most of the houses are built in the late 90’s to early 2000’s. The surrounding landscape is pretty bare. The trees I see out of my window are from the older 1970’s neighborhood a couple of streets down.

As I open my blinds every morning and let the sunlight stream into my room since without it, my room feels like a dungeon. While the brightness from the sun is good, it also hurts my eyes, burn is a better word for it. It makes my eyes watery and painful.

That is why I often leave my blinds part-way shut and imagine myself in this place as I write…

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…sitting on a log, a lay-open notebook and a pen sits next to me. The landscape around me is absolutely quiet and serene. The only sounds I can hear are the birds singing and the rush of water in a stream nearby.

I take a breath, breathing in the clean, damp air and fresh smell of moss on the ground. Suddenly, I spot a squirrel, crunching on a nut. 

I admire for a few seconds before I bring my notebook and pen to my lap and begin writing. Sentences flow from the pen to the page like liquid. I don’t have to think at all.

Suddenly, I hear a phone ringing. It snaps me back to the present as I stared at the caller ID. It’s an eight-hundred number, commercial line. I stare at the computer and scoff. Now what am I supposed to write?

4 thoughts on “Writing 101: A Room with a View

  1. I think you did it right Yinglan. The point of the assignments are for us to write and that’s what you did. Isn’t it frustrating when your wonderful thoughts are broken by intrusion, like the 800 number phone call? I guess we learn to turn our phones off next time we need seclusion.

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