Daily Prompt – White Jet trails across the blue sky


Daily Prompt for August 29 – Take the third line of the last song you heard, make it your post title, and write for a maximum of 15 minutes. GO! The last song I heard this morning while ferrying my daughter to school was Sunny and 75 by country star Joe Nichols. This is the third line from that song:

White Jet trails across the blue sky

Personally i always find this sight so interesting when i look into the sky. I love flying and even though I rarely do it, it is a fascinating experience any chance I get. I think of what is going on with each plane I see crossing the sky. Where is it going? What city? Is it a domestic flight or international? Or there families getting back together? The possibilities are endless.

I think back to my trip to Belize on a mission trip last December. I sat between a lady who live in Minnesota and a student returning home to Belize. The lade from Minnesota shared the story of them leaving Minneapolis as a forecast of several inches of snow lingered, yet by the end of the day she and her husband would be scuba diving and fishing in the tropical waters of the ocean. The young girl was a student at Old Dominion University, a school at the far eastern end of my state.  This is the kind of thing I mean when I said seeing a plane in the sky there is so many possibilities.

I feel like one of my best skills as a writer is the ability to observe people and there interactions. It helps make the writing more authentic. I try to observe as much as I can as the behavior of people is different in other areas of the country. If you want to base your novel in a specific region it is good to understand the society and cultural norms so you come across as authentic.

I have done a lot of thinking about what makes a community and how it relates to situations such as an airplane flight. You will normally think of a community as where a group of people live, and of course that is the purest definition, but for the period a specific set of travelers are on a plane, or bus trip, or cruise ship, they are part of a specific community of people. Good or bad those aboard the Carnival cruise ship that had so much trouble earlier in 2013 are forever linked. Just like those that lost their lives in the attacks of September 11th 2001.

As I set in the Belize airport waiting for our flight back to the United States I saw all the people waiting and my writer mind was whirring with potential stories for each person. No, I could not know what was true for any of those people I didn’t know, but isn’t that what we writers do for our made up characters?

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About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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