How it works

Who's got the time to journal daily? You do.

1. Read the daily writing prompt.
2. Push "Play" on the timer on the right side of the screen.
3. Spend 60 seconds or less writing a response to the daily prompt.

You may respond in the "Comments" section of each post, if your response is family-friendly. Or you can write in your own journal or blog. If you respond in a public blog post, post the link in the comments and share it with us. Also feel free to use the "Comments" section for informal discussion about the responses that are posted.

Today, take a minute to write!

Questions? Check out this link for The One-Minute Writer Q&A, including comment guidelines and copyright information.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Graduation

In the northern hemisphere, this is the season for graduation.

What will you be "graduating" from this year? What have you outgrown?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Secret Sauce

Congrats! You have invented a condiment / sauce that is SO GOOD, it is flying off shelves everywhere around the world. People are putting it on top of everything and they can't get enough of it!

What would you name your special sauce? And what would it taste like?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

One Word Wednesday: Beard

One Word Wednesday.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Different Perspective

Describe your day (or yesterday, if it's early) from the perspective of someone else.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Request

If you could ask God for one thing that would immediately be granted for you, what would you ask for and why?

Today's writing prompt comes via my friend Desmond Hardy. Thanks for a great prompt, Desmond!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Story: Can I Keep Him?

Sunday Story: Try your hand at a piece of flash fiction! You may use more than one minute.

"Can I keep him?" Timmy eagerly cried, rounding the corner into the kitchen. Sheila looked up from the sink, ready to reject another frog or kitten, like all the rest. A plate fell from her hand and shattered on the floor. This was no kitten Timmy had brought home.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday.

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Seeing a show with my BFF!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Kid's TV

What was your favorite TV show as a child?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Missing

What are you missing today?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One Word Wednesday: Boy

One Word Wednesday.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Strangers

Have you ever struck up a conversation with a stranger in a public place, such as on a train, at the beach, or in a restaurant?

Monday, May 11, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Best Job

What do you think the best job in the world is?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Story: Freaky Mother's Day

Sunday Story: Try your hand at a piece of flash fiction. You can use more than one minute.

Walking into the bathroom, you turn on the water and splash some over your face to wake up. You yawn and stretch, and just then you look up and catch sight of your reflection on the mirror.

Only it's not you.

It's your mother.

I mean, you're your mother. Somehow you have turned into your mother overnight!

From the living room, you hear your own voice calling your name in a panicked tone....

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday.

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Happy days: flowers, daughters, and books!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Choices

What decision or choice had the biggest impact on your life?