I pulled a word out of my word jar for this directed free writing example – Octopus. You don’t have to use your word jar if you don’t want to. Look around you for inspiration! Once again, I set my timer to 5 minutes. I would usually go for 10, but as this is just an example 5 minutes will be sufficient.
Octupus, regretting this is the word i pulled out as it is hard to write down fast and keep my hands moving. once again the point of this eercise is to get the thoughts and words flowing, but in a more directed appriach. The first thing that comes to mind whn i think of octups is my old nightmare i use to have swimming at the beach of an giant ocutpus pulling me under. i have no idea why i was so frightedn of this i dont remember seeing any horror movies or antyhing tlike that where there was a giant killer orctups, but ther you have it. I y=used to trick mysefl that i could feel a giant thick slimiy tentacle wrap around my lef and i woul dstart swimming like mad for the jetty to get out of the water before i would be pulled under. Ofc ourse nothing like taht ever did e=happen. it is giving my goosebymps now just thinking about it, so oibsiouly the fear is still there. dunny how childhood fears can still effect you long into adulthood. i have a freind who was once trapped in an outdoor toilet for a few hours overnight, and no one could here her obsviously coz it was night time thery were all inside lseeping. she has a fear of dark enclosed spaces still. in her case atleast she has a basis for the fear, i hav enever been attacked by a giant octups. i think it comes from not being able to see what is underneath you when seimming at the beach. there is a whole unseen world going on under neath your feet, unles you scubu dive or snorkely of course! but those practicalities just ruin the imagination! so my octupus is giant and red (why red??) with big big tentacles with giant sucker things on them. It apparenly likes to grab little cigls and drwon them for its own amusement. This is
I let my hands and thoughts keep moving for the full 5 minutes. You don’t have to type on your computer, you can hand write if that is what you would prefer. The whole point is to just keep your hands moving and the words flowing.