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Weekend Writing Prompt #110 – Glacial

Happy Father’s Day to my Daddy Readers! On this day I am missing my own father as well as the father of my sons.

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments. Thanks, Sammi, for this most excellent challenge.

Word Prompt




I understand it to be linear

And nonlinear time is but a theory

Why is it that sometimes

One day lasts a year; a year flies by in a second?

State of mind? Perception? Nonlinear time?

When I fear or dread an upcoming event

It shows up at the speed of light

When I desperately want something to happen

It goes at a glacial pace


60 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #110 – Glacial

  1. Dear Dale,

    Truer words were never spoken…or written. 😉 Love the picture of your dad and Mick. There’s a whole story there. Well done, my dear friend.

    Shalom and lotsa hugs,


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    • Dear Rochelle,

      I must agree. Well, I must, since I wrote them 😉 and we both went the time route with this one!
      So do I. I have another trio of pictures that I might just have to use next year 😉

      Shalom and lotsa love,


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  2. Good job Dale. The time concept is real with everyone I believe. It has to be, it’s so true. I’m sure the picture of your Dad and Mick bring in mixed emotions. One of sadness at their passing but more importantly, one of great and wonderful memories for a lifetime. You were fortunate to have those. I will end here as this took about 6 months to write.

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    • Thank you, Jan. It’s so funny how while in the event, time stops and then when we look back, it was over in a flash.
      It brings lots of emotions, that’s for sure.


  3. Lovely observations and that photo of your father and Mick just brings all the feelings–I’m sure it does for you.
    You know I’m a bit obsessed with time and how it works, 🙂 so this definitely spoke to me.

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  4. Dear Dale,
    Time IS funny like that, isn’t it? Sometimes what was, is happening now, and sometimes what is happening, feels like it is not at all. And then time folds onto itself and mixes past and present into some kind of whirlpool that spins you and all you can do is hold on and ride and ride and ride and ride.
    What lovely photo of the two men whom you had – and still have – in your heart. Of course you’d miss them today. How could you not?
    I feel for you. And I am happy for you, too. For the love that feeds the sadness. For missing someone is many times a kind of love.
    Hugs and some more hugs on a tender day.

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  5. Q,

    I love the word glacial. It’s one of the words in my filing cabinet of favorite words.

    Time is its own cranky little, self absorbed entity that lords over us all. It does as it pleases, knowing damn well it will have the last word. Bastid.

    Well spun thoughts on the cosmic hourglass.


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