Patty Farrell

Why do you write?: Personal entertainment, fantastical reverie

Describe where you write.: Side-by-side laptops on the couch when possible

Who or what is your muse?: life’s ridiculousness

Three wishes . . .: peace, happiness, fantastical reality

Favorite childhood book, and why?: The Giving Tree… say no more

Explain when is your ideal time to write.
: When focus is in the air

Name a book you would reread again and again, and why.: Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs… pure pleasure

E-book or print? Why?: Print… no emissions

Favorite magazine, and why?: Us Weekly… fun smut

What would you like readers to take away from your writing?: A smile in fun, in release… escaping reality

Patty Farrell

Ari Collier-Waiomia

Why do you write?: I write to improve my grammar and improve my ability to be creative. I also write to remember positive and important memories in my life.

Describe where you write.: My bedroom

Who or what is your muse?: My grandfather, and past events

Three wishes . . .: peace, equality, health

Favorite childhood book, and why?: Mr McGee Goes to Sea by Pamela Allen

Explain when is your ideal time to write.: Middle of the night, so peaceful

Name a book you would reread again and again, and why.: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

E-book or print? Why?: Print. I get too easily distracted on electronic devices.

Favorite magazine, and why?: National Geographic as it is very informative.

What would you like readers to take away from your writing?: Information, and possibly a slight feeling of happiness

Five Minute Friday: Turn

Turn.  When I think of this week’s writing prompt, I think of the lyrics from the song “Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There is a Season),” where the lyrics are based on the Book of Ecclesiastes, specifically chapter 3:

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.

15 Whatever is has already been,
    and what will be has been before;
    and God will call the past to account.[b]

16 And I saw something else under the sun:

In the place of judgment—wickedness was there,
    in the place of justice—wickedness was there.

17 I said to myself,

“God will bring into judgment
    both the righteous and the wicked,
for there will be a time for every activity,
    a time to judge every deed.”

A good book of the Bible to review this Friday and every day . . .  Turn.