Writing Prompts & Missed Calls

Hey everyone!

Back at it with another writing prompt from one of my favorite writing communities: Tammy Evans’ PUSH Group!

I’ve talked about PUSH Group before. We are a group of writers and creatives that get together on Monday nights to talk about wins, share what’s going on in our lives, and most importantly, write together, all created and facilitated by author, Tammy Evans.

Back at the beginning of the month (February 6th, to be exact), she gave a round of writing prompts that really got my brain going.

One was a poem by a person on Instagram who goes by the name @maryoliversdrunkcousin called “Sorry I Didn’t Answer Your Call”.

The poem is essentially a list of reasons why this person didn’t answer their phone, from the mundane to the existential.

Writing Prompt: Write a poem titled, “Sorry I Missed Your Call”, then write all the reasons from throughout the day why you would have missed someone’s phone call.

This is what I wrote. (I amended it a little.)

Sorry I didn’t respond to your text / I was busy being grateful that I don’t have to teach anymore / Making eggs over easy and watching AntiChef videos on YouTube / Proud of myself for putting avocado on my toast / I was writing my words, but not perfecting the story / Not yet any way / I was chopping vegetables for chicken stock and brushing my teeth / Writing emails for work while Real Housewives of New Jersey hummed in the background / I was listening to Debussy while walking under a winter sky / Forgetting to take my probiotic, but never my Zoloft / I was showing up for everything and wondering when my energy would run out, when the next migraine would hit / I was petting my cat / I was thinking about jury duty / I was wondering if this book I’m reading will ever get good / I was happy, finally.

That’s all for this week friends! Feel free to share this or use it to spark your own writing. As always, I’d love to hear about your writing journey and what you’re working on currently in the comments. Until next week, wishing you days of happiness!!

Published by Robyn Neilsen

I am a writer and educator based out of New Jersey. My creative nonfiction essays and flash fiction stories have been published by Thought Catalog, Vocal Media, and On Mogul. As a lifelong learner, I enjoy honing my craft through writing workshops with LA Writers Group, Gotham Writers, and The Moth. I am currently querying my first novel and am actively working on my second.

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