This is in response to a free writing challenge that Charles French nominated me to do. You can read about it here. It is Free Writing – which means to just write within a period of time. I chose 5 minutes. I believe that the choices were 5 or 10. I was in a bit of a rush, so I took the easy route. I enjoy Charles’ blog, and I think you will too. So, go check him out. I did hesitate with this, because it seemed a bit like the Award nominations and I need to nominate others. However, I love a good challenge and couldn’t resist this (so, this isn’t a total departure from my no awards – just an answer to a challenge). And I am curious to see what others will do with the challenge. Have fun.
My Challenge: Write about visiting another place during another historical era – where would it be?
Where would I like to go? What period would I like to travel to? There are so many that run through my mind right now, but I have to say that one of the first, and most persistent, would be the Middle Ages. Why am I so fascinated by this time period? Because it is such a large chunk of time, and probably because it has been romanticized by literature and movies for a large amount of time. My main problem is that this doesn’t really do well for my place portion of this challenge. I would say Europe, but there are so many other parts of the world that I know very little about during this period. I would love to know more about what the rest of the world was doing at this time. Of course, I know very little about Europe at this time either. There are many great historical pieces written, I just haven’t taken the time to look into them with any depth. However, I also know that sometimes history skews what we know. There have been a lot of great discoveries that have shown us a deeper truth, but I would love to experience things first hand. Of course, that all depends on if I would be able to survive this time period. Would I be a peasant who fought hunger and disease and the cruelty of a nobility that didn’t care for me? Or would I be nobility and subject to all kinds of political games?
My time is up. I gave myself 5 minutes, and I did 253 words.
That’s a lot of rambling. Now, I must study some more on these periods. My curiosity is piqued.
Now, for my Nominees (Shouldn’t I have a teleprompter and some celeb IT girl and IT boy read this? Sorry, I don’t even have a drum roll.):
1) Amy living the full life over at Shirley’s Heaven.
2) John helping us in the struggle at johnzokovitch.
3) e inspiring everyone at authenticitee.
4) Maria photographing life at Maria Johnson Photography.
5) Edmond opening up the world with grace at The Chronicles of a Kid Next Door.
So many I could nominate, but I’m going to stop at 5.
Now, for the challenge I send to you, if you accept:
Choose 5 or 10 minutes, free write about the one person who has impacted your life the most (positively or negatively).
You can send a challenge to others as well. Just choose a challenge yourself for the people you would like to see respond – and let them know about it.