60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Brought to Life by Someone’s Gesture
by Diane Wyzga | December 10, 2021 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way, you’ll say, “Thanks for the memories.”
Hello to you listening in Laramie, Wyoming!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with your host Diane Wyzga.
I was sitting in traffic at a stop light. On the sidewalk to my right was a long haired man, homeless by appearance, standing in the rain with his shopping cart of belongings. He held a cardboard sign: Please buy me lunch.
I rolled down my window to hand him a few bills when I saw a woman get out of her car and walk toward him with a bag of food and beverage cup from the local takeout. As she approached him she smiled and asked: What is your name? She handed him the food and drink and then reached up to hug him.
Two things: anyone can give money but when she asked him: What is your name – she recognized his humanity. When she reached up to hug him the word that came to mind was …. divine. As in Divinely ordained.
Story Prompt: When has someone’s gesture enabled you to be seen? How did it feel? What happened next? Write that story!
Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something. All that matters is you have a story.
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