Think back about …

Something Wild

"In wildness," Thoreau wrote, "is the preservation of the world." Think back ... to time you've spent in the wilderness or in nature. How did you experience it? How did it affect you? Do you have a favorite place in the wild? Have you encountered wild animals? Or, write about a time when you went a little wild, or felt like you were "lost in the wilderness." Share your wildness stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Featured Story

Witnessing
A few days ago I had one of those experiences – the kind that you feel in your body before you know what it is – the [...]

Readers’ Choice

Born to be Wild (in the snow)
by
I have always been a city girl. I am not much of a hiker or camper. Oh I have done my share of both, but neither one is [...]
A Story In Ruins
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It is cause for pause -- a small foundation, begun but not completed, abandoned, sitting, sinking, slowly being reclaimed by [...]
Bryce
We looked at Jupiter and its moons just before it set.
Revising the Editor
Revising the editor Limits, rules, restrictions, guidelines, walls, trigger my auto-response of arising fierce Kali-spirit [...]
High Country
I had been swallowed by the perfect madness of the wilderness.
The Middle of Nowhere
Rob says, okay John, you get to lead the way back, and I smile and giggle and I say are you sure, and he says sure.

Stories from the Previous Prompt

Nudity

The Baths at Esalen
No one is self-conscious about the nudity, and from our attitude and bearing you would think we were all decked out in our [...]
Sunnyside Up in Panzano*
This must be the way things are done here, I thought. No turning back now. So I focused on the ceiling fan as it spun in a [...]

Other Recent Stories

You’re So Vain….
And my point is this: men are just as obsessed with their (ideally long, straight) hair as women are, and I am (or was) Exhibit A.
Prompted By Hair
one’s not half two, it’s two are halves of one
I woke up that morning thinking: today I will glow. I always heard that brides get this special glow  you can’t fake or [...]
Prompted By Weddings

Think back about …

Something Wild

"In wildness," Thoreau wrote, "is the preservation of the world." Think back ... to time you've spent in the wilderness or in nature. How did you experience it? How did it affect you? Do you have a favorite place in the wild? Have you encountered wild animals? Or, write about a time when you went a little wild, or felt like you were "lost in the wilderness." Share your wildness stories forward.

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