OLWG #221- Climbing Trees

This week’s prompts are at the bottom. Feel free to seize the prompts, twist them, form them, play with them as you will. All comers are welcome. The words below are just practice for me. I had a lot of fun writing them, and you know what I always say, “Practice makes perfect.”

Here’s how to play along, if you are unsure.



Climb to be closer to the sky
Climb to touch the clouds
Climb to study the insects and the verdant light
Climb to get a better view of Ginny Baldwin
     sunbathing in her backyard
Climb to get high enough to step onto the garage roof
Climb to a height that’s scary to jump from
Climb to peer into the birds’ nest that rests so high up
Climb to be rewarded with a ripe, red apple
Climb to a fine hiding place
     where no one will ever find you
Climb to antagonize the mean dog next door
Climb to a height where your head clears the leaves
Climb to see the stories in your mind
Climb to the point that you no longer hear your little sister
Climb to the spot where you can sit
     with a clear view of the track
Climb to be rewarded
     with a ripe,
     red
     apple


This week’s prompts are:

  1. sacred or grotesque
  2. smoky girl
  3. poor man’s poison

You can start writing whenever you want, just write, get the words down – and have fun!

8 thoughts on “OLWG #221- Climbing Trees

  1. When I was younger – at the family’s weekend summer camp site – I climbed up to the top of a pine… all the way up… amazing. Getting down was the hard part.
    (23)
    Here’s my take: Summer Sonance

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  2. I don’t get it. Oh, sure, you bet. I get the pursuit of an award, of course! I get aspiration! But, don’t exhaust me with the idea of climbing just for a single, lone apple.
    Take it from one who lives in one of the apple centers of the world: Apples are among the proverbial easily plucked, low-hanging fruit of lore. Why do you think Dorothy was so surprised when the Apple Tree actually fought back?
    Fantastic tree-creatures aside, if you pack some patience, before you know it, one of those red, pink, green or yellow beauties will drop, easy as you please, then gently roll the entire way to your feet. No aspirational climbing involved (or awareness of nasty apple-throwing Hollywood trees) 😉

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