Weekly Writing Challenge – Lunch Posts

Weekly Writing Challenge

The Weekly Writing Challenge for the week of January 20, 2014 is about what we see during our lunch time moments.

Over a ten year period in the 1950s and 1960s Frank O’Hara took notes about the lunch experiences he witnessed in New York City. For this week’s writing challenge, take a cue from O’Hara and write a short(er) post during your lunch hour. During this limited period of time, take a look at your surroundings and document what you see.

  • Are your coworkers dancing around the office, rushing to and fro with purpose?
  • Are you waiting in line for your food, when the family in front of you offers some endearing gesture to their little ones?
  • Or are you at home with your own children, and can’t help but notice the way the afternoon light glimmers on your son or daughter’s face while eating their lunch?

Here is mine:

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For a few moments the time is mine to relax and enjoy some food. But what food today. The possibilities as always can be endless, it is simply a matter of how much creativity leaks in. There is always the easy way, traveling to the nearest drive through window to collect the fast food option. With the time allotted this is possible, but surely not the best choice.

Healthy options abound, it is merely the choice of a good or bad habit. The freedoms accompanying work from home allow the choices to be many. Leftovers or something totally new also add more wrinkles to the fabric of choice. Ultimately leftovers from one of our favorite Italian restaurants fit the bill and begin to warm in the toaster oven.

For this short period the Kindle Fire is another preferred option. Catching up on a television show from Netflix is a great way to pass the minutes. Breaking the day with this brief distraction can mean so much and make the afternoon that much more enjoyable.

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Some more lunch posts:

  1. The Cigarette Break – Day One – Thoughts on How I Suck at Relationships with Females | An Upturned Soul
  2. DP Weekly challenge – Lunch post – A bit of mayo please. | Its all about a bit of this and that.
  3. Day 2: The Lunch Box | Abstractions of Life
  4. Weekly Writing Challenge: Memories Lost to Fading | Shawn’s Ramblings
  5. I woke up | In my world
  6. Lunch Posts: Lunch at Rural Hospital | Whispers of a Barefoot Medical Student
  7. Dinner in the shadow of Shabbat. | jenny’s lark
  8. Momentary Observations: Aftermath of a Death | melanielynngriffin
  9. Chimichanga Line « eternal Domnation
  10. Wednesday, why don’t you meet me later? | Stories from aside
  11. DP Post – Lunch Post Challenge | You’re Certain About That – Writing Blog of Steven Erickson
  12. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts #2 | imagination
  13. American Breakfast – Evelyne Holingue
  14. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | To Breathe is to Write
  15. It’s Lunch Time…Again | Life’s Unfiltered Ramblings
  16. Elevator Ride, Day 3/Lunch Posts | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  17. HELP! I’m eating again and I can’t stop!! | the REmissionary
  18. The Appeal of Made in Vermont | A Really Full Life
  19. Lunch Post #3: Wednesday | Rescued Insanity
  20. Lunch At The Ranch – Running To and Fro | Running Brook Reflections
  21. Phones | Elements of Thought
  22. “Island Dreaming” | The Novice Gardener
  23. Lunch Post Challenge: Snowshoeing | CurlyQ
  24. Lunch post 3 part 1 | standinginthestorm
  25. Things I Saw At Lunch Today Part 4 | Fish Of Gold
  26. All in an Hour.. | Victoria.K.Gallagher
  27. Lunch, Take 2 | bethanyah
  28. On Any Given Lunch-hour | So Here’s Us…
  29. Dinner it is | Cat Over Clock
  30. Weekly challenge day 3: In the wet | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  31. Lunch Break Day 3: I Want an Iron Man Shirt | Stealing All the Sevens
  32. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch post Day 3 | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  33. My First Great Office Robbery | Breezes and Screams
  34. Lunch Post 1- written for the Dp challenge. | Window on my world
  35. Food Court | Intrinsic Musings
  36. The Cigarette Break – Day Two – Looking Backwards to Go Forwards | An Upturned Soul
  37. Lunch time writing challenge | CC
  38. DP Weekly challenge – Lunch Post – Oh my god, Kate is still in love with Kyle! | Its all about a bit of this and that……
  39. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts #3 | imagination
  40. It’s noon somewhere – Joy and Woe
  41. 1.23.12 | TheIncaGypsy
  42. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts – Wednesday | Musings
  43. Stretchy Haiku Thursday | Stories from aside
  44. Lifelong | Scribblings of a Wandering Mind
  45. Let me tell you about… inspiration [Melody #1] | Rob’s Surf Report
  46. The egotism of doing nice things [Mama #1] | Rob’s Surf Report
  47. Lunch, what?! | Holoholo Girls
  48. Final Semester – Lunch Post | Dandilyonz-4-U
  49. Lunch Post #4: A Moral Dilemma | Rescued Insanity
  50. Lunchtime Poems on Cold Days | The Silver Leaf Journal
  51. uhm…could I have 205 more slices of that pie? | the REmissionary
  52. Day 3: My lazy day off. | Abstractions of Life
  53. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts – Thursday | Musings
  54. Best Steak Ever -A Story Of Perfection Spellbound ! | Shadows Of The Divine
  55. Lunchtime thoughts | bethanyah
  56. Lunch Post/Day 3 | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  57. Fast Food | Overcoming Bloglessness
  58. Did I do the right thing? | The Novice Gardener
  59. Lunch at the Ranch – Basecamp | Running Brook Reflections
  60. Lunch Post Challenge: Rattled & Hummed | CurlyQ
  61. Weekly challenge day 4: Thinks… | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  62. Taking my writing into a different direction | Words to the Wise or otherwise just words
  63. Not Quite Lunch Poems 3 & 4 | Lightning Bug
  64. THE UNLIMITED QUESTS OF A LIMITED MIND | DANDELION’S DEN
  65. The Cupcake Table | Cat Over Clock
  66. Lunch Post 3 part 2 and Lunch Post 4 | standinginthestorm
  67. Weekly Writing Challenge | Thoughts of an INFP
  68. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts Day 3 | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  69. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | jennsmidlifecrisis
  70. Little tiny liquid lunch? Don’t mind if I do….! | bagofbuttons
  71. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | Sometimes I think I can write…
  72. DP Weekly challenge – Lunch post – A packet of Quavers and blowing up balloons |
  73. Feeling Sonder at lunch time. | Life. In Light Of Eternity.
  74. The Cigarette Break – Day Three – You Have Some Explaining To Do… | An Upturned Soul
  75. Campus Lunch Vignette | Chasing the Stars
  76. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | medicinalmeadows
  77. No foolin’ this outdoor junkie! [Sheri #2] | Rob’s Surf Report
  78. Lunch at the Ranch – Halo | Running Brook Reflections
  79. Baldness, Blindness and Burns: The Day Nature’s Elements Attacked Me | A Maniac’s Menagerie of Motley Thoughts
  80. Just Friday | Stories from aside
  81. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts – Focused Only on Food | Rose with Thorns
  82. Lunch Posts | D Lonely Stoner
  83. Day 4: The Fast day | Abstractions of Life
  84. TGIF – Evelyne Holingue
  85. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts – Friday | Musings
  86. A Re-Telling, or Maybe Not, of Annabel Lee | standinginthestorm
  87. tortilla warmers – ah, how I love them! | the REmissionary
  88. Lunch Post Challenge: Men | CurlyQ
  89. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts: When life was black and white. | sky blue with daisies
  90. Lunch Post, Day Five/Weekly Challenge | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  91. Weekly Writing Challenge : Lunch posts Day 5 | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  92. Lunch posts | D Lonely Stoner
  93. Reflections on Snacking | Cat Over Clock
  94. Weekly challenge day 5: Night | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  95. What do you know? | Sue’s Trifles
  96. Just a lunch | The Nameless One
  97. Dogs Without Leashes | bethanyah
  98. [Melody #2] | Rob’s Surf Report
  99. Lunch at the Ranch – Horses and Mules | Running Brook Reflections
  100. The Rhythm of (My) Life | Wise Blood
  101. Lunch | The Magic Black Book
  102. Random Bits of Conversation Overheard Over Time | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  103. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | Finding Life
  104. My Darling | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  105. DP Challenge Weekly Writing Challenge: Staring Off Into Space | Sabethville
  106. A veteran’s fondest memory | From One Crazy Life To Another
  107. Knowledge Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  108. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | khaula mazhar
  109. Weekly DP Challenge – Lunch posts | Its all about a bit of this and that.
  110. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | The Solidarity Ramblings Of A Wisdom
  111. Seeker
  112. Lunch: Fantasy Vs. Reality | Write Through Life
  113. Lunch Day One/Weekly Writing Challenge | standinginthestorm
  114. Blue Monday | Stories from aside
  115. Today I’ll defer to the dog | Life is Unfolding
  116. Lunch, Day 1: Too Quiet « there’s this book i’m reading.
  117. Lunch Break, Day 1: The Distant Banana | Stealing All the Sevens
  118. DPchallenge: Lunch break…or not | Mindful Digressions
  119. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Post | lifethoughtenergy
  120. Daily Post Challenge: Lunch Posts | Flooding August
  121. Lunchtime | Living and Lovin
  122. lunch, anyone? | the REmissionary
  123. Free Time? | The Backwords
  124. Break Time Blogging | Lyme. Autism. Alzheimer. Oh my!
  125. Lunch Post #1: Purple Scholars | Rescued Insanity
  126. An Innocent Affair | living my life
  127. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts – Monday | Musings
  128. Lunch at the Ranch | Running Brook Reflections
  129. Google + | Happy Sushi Belly
  130. Lunch Post | Heart Soul and Mind
  131. Lunch Time. | Babbleogue
  132. Lunch on Martin Luther King Day – Evelyne Holingue
  133. Lack of dialogue | Never Stationary
  134. Daily Prompt: The Luckiest People | A Room of One’s Own
  135. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch | Picayune Pieces
  136. The Diner Lunch | Harmless Propaganda
  137. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | UBeCute – Follow the child inside of you…
  138. The Writer’s Lunch – Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | I am S(t)ri…
  139. Lunch Posts (Weekly Writing Challenge) | Icezine
  140. All the Coolest | The Seeker’s Dungeon
  141. LUNCH IS MOOT IF YOU DRINK ENOUGH COFFEE | SERENDIPITY
  142. Lunch With the Birds | Cat Over Clock
  143. Weekly Writing Challenge: Midnight Shift | perksofacharlie
  144. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | A mom’s blog
  145. It’s a race! | Quintessence Of A Daydreamer
  146. Weekly challenge: Beach at noon | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  147. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts Day 1 | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A
  148. Waters (writer and memoirist)
  149. Day 1: 9am – waiting. | Abstractions of Life
  150. Sing a Song for Sixpence | litadoolan
  151. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | The Wandering Poet
  152. Weekly Writing Challenge – Lunch Posts | Joe’s Musings
  153. Am I the Only One Still Awake on This Airplane? | A Really Full Life
  154. Tuna fish in the morning | classygallie
  155. The Best Lunch | SonWorshiper
  156. Lunch 2 | The Magic Black Book
  157. Plan B | Sue’s Trifles
  158. DP Weekly challenge – Lunch posts – I scrambled the egg dry. | Its all about a bit of
  159. this and that.
  160. Do-Si-Doing With The Cat | Musings of a Soul Eclectic
  161. Tasting the Flavour of Friendship! | My Diary
  162. Weekly Writing Challenge – Lunch Posts | The River Mom
  163. Back to the nest | The Colours of Confetti
  164. The Cigarette Break | An Upturned Soul
  165. Tuesday lunch | Stories from aside
  166. \Are we Ants | Mainer Chick
  167. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | imagination
  168. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Post | The Ageless Dummy
  169. Observational Skills | Melissa
  170. Lunch Post #2: An Ode to Public Transit | Rescued Insanity
  171. Everyone Deserves a Break – Evelyne Holingue
  172. Naked Lunch Break | the intrinsickness
  173. Eating alone: DPchallenge | Next stop: The End.
  174. Breath | Moments for the journey
  175. Lunch Break, Day 2: Birdcall | Stealing All the Sevens
  176. Lunch Break Challenge The Boring Addition | lordmikle
  177. Lunch, Day 2: I Was Over-served By My Own Husband « there’s this book i’m reading.
  178. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts – Tuesday | Musings
  179. 15-60-15 | Be Less Amazing
  180. lunch at 21 | the REmissionary
  181. Lunch…or not. | bethanyah
  182. Lunch 2, Weekly Writing Challenge | standinginthestorm
  183. Out of the Cold | Eyes Through The Glass – A Blog About Asperger’s
  184. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts | Basically Beyond Basic
  185. The Sweet Part of Life | TheIncaGypsy
  186. Lunch at the Ranch – The Other Side of Paradise | Running Brook Reflections
  187. the mighty wings have fallen | Musings of a Random Mind
  188. Lunch at Lasalle | wickedinbeaufort
  189. Not Quite Lunch Poems 1 | Lightning Bug
  190. No Lunch; A Poem | Sara McKnight
  191. Day Two, Lunch Posts/Weekly Writing Challenge | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  192. Brunch Break | asweetbrightthing
  193. Poetry for Lunch | loveletterstoaghost
  194. Predictions: Beached on July 30, 2014 | Buzzy Beez Giftz
  195. Weekly Challenge: Literary Lunch Break | Life is a Beach!
  196. Does this even merit a title? | oliviare
  197. Weekly challenge day 2: Between the flags | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  198. Lunch on the Train | Cat Over Clock
  199. Food for thought.. | Quintessence Of A Daydreamer
  200. Weekly writing Challenge: Lunch Posts Day 2 | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A
  201. Waters (writer and memoirist)
  202. An unexpected lunch | Butterfly Mind
  203. Lunch these days | Raspberry’s Daydreams
  204. Weekly Writing Challenge : Lunch Posts . A chaos at my place! | simplyvegetarian777
  205. sweet pork and sky | life and loveliness
  206. Zero to Hero DAY 24: VISIT OTHER PARTICIPANTS IN THE NEW EVENT YOU
  207. JOINED | Words to the Wise or otherwise just words
  208. Weekly challenge day 6: Bye-bye tourists | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  209. Lunch at the Ranch – Rodeo | Running Brook Reflections
  210. Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch posts day 6 | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A
  211. Waters (writer and memoirist)
  212. Welcome! What’s it all about? | A Bright Now For You
  213. Weekly challenge day 7: Holiday’s end | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  214. Welcome! What’s it all about? | A Bright NOW!
  215. Lunch post 6 and 7 | standinginthestorm
  216. Hot Soup on my Lap | Leena Says
  217. The last Lunch Post | D Lonely Stoner
  218. Weekly writing Challenge: Lunch posts Day 7 | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A
  219. Waters (writer and memoirist)
  220. How Seed Catalog Orders are Born | mariestephensgardenin

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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13 Responses to Weekly Writing Challenge – Lunch Posts

  1. Thanks so much for the link. I enjoyed reading your post as well as exploring some other parts of your blog. Keep up the good work!

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