Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Writing Exercise Wednesday #26

I am half way through this experimental year of writing exercises.  That's a lot.  But it's always fun.
There are so many great events coming up the rest of this year.  I'm looking forward to the SCBWI National Conference in August.  I am hosting my first event as SB County Coordinator on Sept 29 with Mary Hershey as the instructor.  That workshop looks so amazing, I can't wait.
So here is the exercise for today.  Enjoy!

WEW #26
Prompt: oak, pure, mist, weepy, mod 
Shadowed in the mist, deep in the bogs of Louisiana, lived an old, old oak tree.  Not the usual place to find one, which made it all the more special.  People came from as far as Montana to witness the weepy leaves and the massive trunk. 
In the middle of the serrated bark was a hole.  Locals knew.  Which is how the legend grew that you could ask the pure oak any question and receive the answer to that question.
People would write in a frenzy and pop it in the hole and come back the next day and there their answer would be waiting.
Some called it a miracle; some thought it a mod way to talk to God.  But little Penelope “Peppermint Stick” Farrow (Pep or Pepper to her friends), knew the truth behind the hole in the oak and who really answered those folks’ questions.

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