If you have stayed with me during this Write 28 Day writing challenge, thank you! Since you have been brave enough to read all of my idle ramblings, you have seen that my thoughts have been all over the place during the past 15 to 16 days. That’s part of the fun!
Allow me to explain this madness.
With this 28 day challenge, you are given a prompt word daily (thank you, Anita!!). It is your job to think on the word and then write whatever comes to mind regarding that “word of the day.” You can write for five minutes, setting a timer to go off when the time is up. Or, write until your heart is content. I have done a little of both in this challenge. Truly, it has helped for me to have something else to focus on, especially at a time when someone close to me has gone through major surgery. The very human side of me feared the worst leading up to my loved one having his right kidney removed. We thank God for a successful surgery and my loved one doing so well in his recovery! As you can imagine, this writing challenge has helped a great deal and provided an escape when I needed it the most!
Now then …
Today’s prompt word “Entrap” immediately brought thoughts of a possum that was recently found on our property while my husband and his friends were working one afternoon. This little guy wobbled right up to them in broad daylight, taking them all by surprise. They noticed one of his legs was injured and imagined he had been entrapped and struggled to break free from a predator’s grasp.
My daughters are both tenderhearted just as I am, and we did not want the little guy harmed in any way when we learned he made his way past the guys and into our Rosemary bush. We gathered in front of the bush to take a peek at him. Possums are ugly, nasty creatures from what my dad said, but they surely serve a purpose (eradicating ticks, cockroaches, mice, and rats) and deserve to live.
We kept an eye on the little guy for a while, then went inside to leave him in peace. We don’t know what ever happened to him, as he was gone when we checked the Rosemary bush later. My daughter was sad that her little friend left, but her heart is so big in wanting to help the little guy. It is our hope that he survived.