The Five Minute Catch

1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing. (I still struggle with this.)

2. Link back to?the Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in. ?(The button code can be found in the side bar on her site.)

3.?Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you.

Today?s prompt is Catch.


The Five Minute CatchCatch. ?There’s always a catch, isn’t there? ?Well, yes, but not all catches are negative. ?Without the catch sometimes there is no reward. ?OK, that was a bit of a ramble just to get started because when I saw the word catch my mind totally went blank. ?I mean, clean slate blank. ?How do I catch? ?Do I catch? ?Now the word just seems foreign to me. ?I hold out my hands hoping to catch some shred of an idea that I can work with, but the coffee is good and my pumpkin spiced breakfast rolls are rich. ?Maybe this is jus the kind of day were I’m not meant to think in an orderly fashion. ?Today feels kind of like a lazy river my mind just wants to intertube along. ?You know? ?Float along with no real hurry to get anywhere, but take time to soak up the sun and look around at the world. ?Take in what is offered without trying to twist it looking for meaning that may or may not be there. ?Sometimes it’s good just to let it be. ?Stop trying to give it a catch that doesn’t exist. ?I know it is my mind that attributes meaning. ?My heart has become accustomed to what my min thinks some. ?If I think it’s horrible, my heart hurts. ?If I think its wonderful, my heart fill…



What about you? ?Are you always looking for the catch? ?Does there really have to be one?


*Photo: Trumpet pitcher plant Marc0 by robstephaustralia, obtained through Flickr.

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4 Responses to The Five Minute Catch

  1. Shelly Miller October 14, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    Like your questions, does there always have to be a catch. Sometimes I overthink everything. Why I like this five minute writing prompt. I can’t think too long, about too much. Enjoyed your thoughts and the pumpkin rolls sound yummy!

    • Veronica Monique October 14, 2011 at 9:08 am #

      I think giving in to the stream of consciousness for Five Minute Friday is good for my soul. Overthinking is soul draining sometimes. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Stacy October 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    “Today feels kind of like a lazy river my mind just wants to intertube along. You know? ” Yes, indeed. And I couldn’t agree with you more. Sometimes we (I!) do try to attach a meaning to everything. Today, I’m going to just float through my day and enjoy it as it develops and evolves….no hdden agendas, no meanings, no trying to figure it out. WOW. I’m feeling refreshed already!

    Thank you. You know….I’m thinking this idea just might “catch” on. 😉

    • Veronica Monique October 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

      Sometimes in our efforts to find the meaning we miss it. It’s good to just let it be.

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