Friday, November 11, 2016

First Drafts: A Literary Social- 8 November 2016

Ellen Plumb's prides itself in showcasing local writers and spreading literacy throughout our wonderful community. Each week we create prompts to engage the community in different forms of writing, allowing writers to practice their skills in a fun, encouraging environment. Here are our submissions for this week's creative prompt.

Write for twenty minutes using the following as your starter: “Homemade Stuffing”.

Homemade Stuffing
By Becca Resner

I don’t know that I’ve ever had homemade stuffing, in the strictest sense of the term. My Aunt Sheryl makes it, but it doesn’t stuff anything, so we call it dressing. In fact, most “stuffing” that I’ve had is made on the stove.
So often in life , or Thanksgiving, we overlook the stuffing and focus only on the superficial. Special are those people who break down my delicious exterior and dig til they find my core.
I watched a clip from Dustin Hoffman’s Masterclass, and he talked about becoming a woman, for his role in Tootsie. The makeup artists transformed him into a woman, but he didn’t think he was pretty. He asked the makeup people to make him beautiful. They told him they couldn’t. So this successful, famous, grown man cried when he talked about all of the people he doesn’t know because of his vanity.

So often, especially now, we have an idea of the cure-all that will transform us into more than what we are. The truth of it is that black, white, short, tall, fat, skinny doesn’t affect people’s stuffing.


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