Today’s writing prompt is all about action, and a well-known winter sport. Keep reading to see the full prompt and my completed version of it.
Today’s Writing Prompt: While I Was Skiing…
Today, start writing by completing the sentence: “While I was skiing…” The aim of today’s writing prompt is to focus on what the character you’re writing about is doing— the action in the scene.
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
While I Was Skiiing…, by K.E. Creighton
While I was skiing I got lost in the cadence of swaying my hips from side to side as I descended the steep slope in front of me. The knots I had in my stomach during the gondola ride up were finally gone. But when I started skiing, all I could feel was the steady blast of frigid air on my face. My eyes were so wide open underneath my goggles, so focused on avoiding trees, that I feared for a brief moment they might remain frozen that way for the rest of the day.
It was my first time on this more challenging slope. And after a minute or so I wasn’t able to maintain my bodily rhythm due to my choppy breathing. I was suddenly unable to inhale the artic air surrounding me, and I panicked. Instead of maintaining my speed and stance, I lifted my arms and reached out to nothing, intent on halting my rapid descent. And I did stop moving, but not in the graceful way I had hoped. Although I didn’t hear it, skiers that were nearby when I stopped said they could hear the crack of my skull when it struck the alpine.
[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]
Notes on Completing this Writing Prompt
Skiing isn’t as easy as it looks. I think it’s a great solo sport, but it requires you to have a need for speed and a bit of courage. And it can be dangerous if you aren’t focusing properly while doing it. Or if you get nervous. That’s what I was trying to convey in my completed version of today’s writing prompt, at least.