Write On Wednesdays Exercise 20 - Write the words "I thought I saw" at the top of your page. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Write the first words that come into your head after the prompt. Don't take you pen off the page (or fingers off the keyboard). Stop only when the buzzer rings! Do this exercise over and over if you wish. Write beyond 5 minutes if you like, you can link it up as an extra post.
I thought I saw
'Mama, Mama, come look, she's out in the garden.' Abigail ran into the kitchen clutching her rag-doll 'Becky' to her chest. Her mother glanced back over her shoulder and sighed.
'Honey, I don't want to play this game today, okay? I have to finish these here dishes and then get the roast on for Pappy's visit.'
'But Mama, she came into our garden this time. She offered me an orange and-'
'You didn't take it?' Abigail's mother was quickly taking of her rubber gloves and stretching to see out the kitchen fly-screen door.
'No Mama, you said not to take gifts from strangers. She was very pretty though, and she had a very friendly smile.'
Abigail's mother was at the kitchen door now, peering out, 'Well, I can't see her, Abby.' Abigail heard the annoyance in her mother's voice.
'She was there a moment ago.' Abigail's voice sounded weak with uncertainty.
'Who was there?'
'Pappy!' The girl raced into the arms of her grandfather, 'I saw the white haired lady again.'
'You thought you saw her.' Abigail's mother corrected.
Abigail played with her grandfather's whiskers for a moment, then sigh, 'Okay, I thought I saw her.'