Five Minute Friday: Long

Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday

This is my first attempt at 5 Minute Friday:

Long means something different to each person. When we are young:

long is waiting until our parents are done talking

long is driving a few miles (Will we ever get there?)

long is waiting for supper when you’re hungry, especially when Mom tells you no snacks are allowed!

long is waiting until you’re old enough to go to school

long is waiting for Christmas to arrive

As we grow older, the definition changes:

long is waiting several years for something

long is having to run any distance more than across the yard

long is a feeling you have when you think of wanting to spend time with people who are no longer alive.

(I have to admit that I broke a couple of the rules – I found myself overthinking, and I did backspace a couple times. I’m looking forward to continuing with this challenge. Maybe next time I’ll follow the rules better!)

5 Minute Friday is a weekly challenge for bloggers to write for (you guessed it) 5 minutes on a given word. No editing. No deleting (it’s HARD!). If you would like to join me and other amazing 5 minute freewriting friends, please visit Kate’s blog and linkup!

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  1. Rabia @TheLiebers on October 20, 2014 at 11:34 am

    There are times that things fly by and times that take forever. But “long” is totally related to how old you are and how much you are enjoying yourself!

    • Ruth L Snyder on October 20, 2014 at 11:43 am

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Rabia.
      You’re right. There are two factors that determine how “long” something feels – age and enjoyment.

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