Day 1752: 5 Minute Freewrite: Tuesday - Prompt: sweet and sour


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Prompt: sweet and sour

  • Set your timer for 5 minutes
  • Start writing
  • Use the hashtag #freewrite
  • Publish your piece (include a link to this post if you wish)

Copy and paste your URL into the comment section of the prompt post.

  • Or, if you don't want to publish your freewrite, just copy and paste as a comment under the prompt post.

@sydroc started to use the prompt as an inspiration for a drawing. You all are invited to do the same.

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Writing help

  • A free app: Grammarly. A lot of us are not native English speakers and I am finding it a helpful app. It will underline spelling and grammar mistakes. Just remember that is is not always right -especially if you use complex sentence structures. Here is the link

  • Remember The Most Dangerous Writing App. You set the time - 5 min - and start typing. Don’t stop!!! It will destroy what you wrote if you stop for more than 3 seconds - and backspace does not count as writing on the app. If you are prone to stop and think - this app forces you to keep going. You can make corrections after the 5 minutes are over.

  • A timer. Egg timer is a free tool you can use on your desktop to set a time. This is useful for our freewrites or if you want to work in blocks of time and then take a break. Here is the link

  • I found this app through @emwalker. Use it regularly and it will help you type faster and more accurately. [10 fast fingers](

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Mr. Fred loves to pamper his children, he wouldn't hesitate to spend his last penny on them.

They attended one of the best schools in the country and their father made life comfortable for them, he would say that they are the reason why he is working day and night. The kids were through with their secondary education and were planning to go to the university when something tragic occurred.

The government seized Mr. Fred's goods coming from oversea, he had invested a lot and he became broke. Every effort he made resulted in nothing and the bank stripped him to zero, he lost the houses and cars he owned.

They had to taste the other side of life, he didn't give up because he was a very hardworking man. He got a small job and started from scratch, the children had to settle for public universities. It was very uncomfortable being their first time but they had to adapt to it within a short, soon they were through and it was tough on them but they endured and embraced the new life.

After the kid's graduation, Mr. Fred was invited by the government. They were ready to release his good which were heavy vehicles and mechanical parts, he didn't believe he went through five years of hardship because someone planted contraband in his goods. He was sad and left for home, he was in tears while narrating what happened at the customs office.

His wife hugged him and reminded him how he use to tell their kids that life won't be sweet always, there will definitely be sour days as well.

He planned on recovering the goods and starting life afresh again.