Author Life / Prompts / Uncategorized · January 18, 2018

Outside the Window

Outside the Window: What’s the weather outside your window doing right now? If that’s not inspiring, what’s the weather like somewhere you wish you could be?


The glass masked the subtle wind outside, making it appear much warming than it was, though for being the middle of January in Minnesota, the weather was quite warm.

The sun was out today and the combination of its warmth and cars speeding down roads turned snow into slush and mud, clearing most of the roads down to the tar. Finally, my small car wasn’t sliding and slipping down the street to work.

There was an air of spring, albeit a very tiny air, but to walk outside and not need mittens was something that didn’t happen all that often during the wintery months. It was nice and brought a smile to my face and added a pep in my step.

Until the sun went down. I put my gloves back on then, but it didn’t erase what the day had already brought.

Those with long winters are used to some seasonal depression. Everyone got it. There was more stress, crabby words, and simple whining, but when the warmth came, there was a difference that could be felt in anyone and everyone.

It’s one of my favorite times of year, mostly because it was warm again, but also because people were happy again.

Sometimes it’s hard to be happy, so find the little things that are worth it and focus on them—like how my food is going to be ready in ten minutes. I’m stoked.


Welcome to the first day of story prompts! I’m so excited to be writing a piece everyday (or close to that, let’s be honest) and to share it with you.

A very nice user on Wattpad sent me a link of 365 prompts to go through and I’m ready for the challenge.

Join me if you are, too! Don’t forget to let me know, so I can read yours!


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