Write on Wednesday – Bring me Sunshine

Bring me Sunshine in a cup…

…and I’ll give you my love upon a plate.

‘What did you say?’

‘Just something I learnt at school.’

‘Pass me the sauce then.’

‘I’ve cooked you a perfect medium rare steak and you’re going smother it in tomato sauce?’

‘Yeah,’ he said, as the sauce squelched out of the squeezy bottle.

‘I’ve made a ricotta cheesecake for dessert. Are you going to pour chocolate sauce over that too?’

He looked  across at me, surprised by the edge in my voice. The irritated flick of pepper across lightly buttered asparagus.

‘What’s up with you then?’

Everything. The three bedroom brick veneer, the people mover in the garage. The four matching cushions lined up neatly along the brown leather couch. The trampoline in the backyard. The annual holiday to Bali. The 42 inch plasma screen glowing and bellowing in the corner. All day. Every day.


I wrote this in my kitchen whilst the little one was watching Charlie Bear, hence the very domestic scene. Not my domestic scene, but it is always fascinating where these five minute prompts take you.

Thanks to Gill at inkpaperpen.blogspot.com for this week’s prompt.

I visited Creative Writing Prompts to find this week’s exercise, the site that gave us our Winking Clock exercise. I picked exercise number 103 this time and that brings us…..sunshine in a cup.

The Write On Wednesday Rules: Get creative with the writing exercises – there isn’t a right or wrong. Please do try to visit the other members of Write On Wednesdays and leave a comment of support and constructive criticism. 

Write On Wednesdays Exercise 19 – Sunshine in a cup. Write the words of Emily Dickinson: “Bring me sunshine in a cup” 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.