Just Write {69}

January 22, 2013

Elsie Jane, my baby turned little girl, just walked by. She’s drag-pulling behind her a wooden wheeled dog on a string, upside down. That little brown toy puppy looks a little distraught over his fate, wood back scraping the wood floor, wheels in the air.

Oh look, I told her. It’s upside down. You guys’ll move along a little easier if you turn it over. 

Elsie stopped abruptly and turned around with a big dramatic gasp, looking down at her puppy.

Daddy came up behind her just then and leaned down to help. He turned the toy pup over on its wheels and off they went. Forward.


This post was freely written in response to yesterday’s Three Years Sober The words here are a metaphor sort of thing for yesterday’s post.


This is the 69th installment of Just Write, an exercise in free writing your ordinary and extraordinary moments. {Please see the details here.} I would love to read your freely written words so join me and link up below. You can add the url of your post at any time. Just be sure it’s a link to your Just Write post, not to your main page, and please don’t link to posts that are not freely written in the spirit of capturing moments–you know, don’t link to how-to lists or sponsored posts. I am far from a jerk, but I want people to remember that this is about writing and not about traffic. If you’re linking to everything you’ve found to link to that day, you probably are not fulfilling the requirements of each link-up. Also,  please link back to this post in your post so people know where to go if they’d like to join in. (Any links not following those two guidelines will be deleted.) (Please don’t make me delete stuff because it feels mean.) 

Also. Please take a moment to visit someone else who has linked up! It’s a really good way to meet new writers and get inspired by the meaning behind their moments. Word? Thank you!


Summer January 22, 2013 at 9:57 am

I loved your three years sober post! beautiful! And congratulations! Your message works for everyone though… move forward. It’s a nice reminder for everyone in all walks of life. And thank you for creating this Just Write series. I needed something like this to start writing again. I may not be the best writer but I’ve always loved to write and this makes it easier to really focus and tap into my creative mind.

Kerstin January 22, 2013 at 10:15 am

Your post from yesterday was incredibly powerful, I thought about it all day.
Amazing how you put yourself out there.

My kids both preferred for their toys to be upside down, that way they made more noise…
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Jennifer Peterson January 22, 2013 at 10:52 am

Love!! Kids are so sweet and when they are learning to walk it is so cute!! I can just picture her looking down at the dog like WHAT:)
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Baby by the Sea January 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Amazing how things can move forward for us, but how much better the journey is when someone is there to pick things up and set them right.
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Ronda January 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Thank you, Heather. Enjoy reading your posts. Thanks for your opened up for the world to see heart.
God bless you!
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Kelly Chripczuk January 22, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Linking up for the first time, and for some reason I’m not able to click-around on the other people’s links, linksy keeps asking for a password and such. My brain is fried, though, maybe it will work tomorrow. I enjoyed writing for this today. Thanks.

Stephanie Precourt January 23, 2013 at 5:41 am

I just love this.

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Galit Breen January 28, 2013 at 8:21 am

This is beautiful, as are you.

So damn proud of you.

So damn honored to call you a friend.

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