Day 1231: 5 Minute Freewrite: Friday - Prompt: bow and arrow

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Prompt: bow and arrow

  • Set your timer for 5 minutes
  • Start writing
  • Use the hashtag #freewrite
  • Publish your piece (include a link to this post if you wish)

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  • Or, if you don't want to publish your freewrite, just copy and paste as a comment under the prompt post.

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Writing help

  • A free app: Grammarly. A lot of us are not native English speakers and I am finding it a helpful app. It will underline spelling and grammar mistakes. Just remember that is is not always right -especially if you use complex sentence structures. Here is the link

  • Remember The Most Dangerous Writing App. You set the time - 5 min - and start typing. Don’t stop!!! It will destroy what you wrote if you stop for more than 3 seconds - and backspace does not count as writing on the app. If you are prone to stop and think - this app forces you to keep going. You can make corrections after the 5 minutes are over.

  • A timer. Egg timer is a free tool you can use on your desktop to set a time. This is useful for our freewrites or if you want to work in blocks of time and then take a break. Here is the link

  • I found this app through @emwalker. Use it regularly and it will help you type faster and more accurately. [10 fast fingers](

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Sort: ... Mr. Stepforth reflects on how chocolate cherubs are for kids... ... and then says that if he had a big enough flyswatter, that entire encounter would have gone quite differently in 1970...

Hello @mariannewest. Here's my freewrite.

Discipline A Child In Love | Five Minutes Freewrite

I have always believed that disciplining a child should take both parents, and not just one. Most times, one parent holds the discipline rein while the other may be silent or available to 'douse the fire' if an issue arises.

I know it's not easy to be a parent. I watched my parents bring up my siblings and I. Whenever we did something wrong or failed to follow their instructions to the letter, we end up being spanked as a form of correction.


There were times some of us would run to one of the parents and implore him/her to 'douse the fire' or speak to the other parent on our behalf. Lol. It was always a funny situation. Sometimes, we get lucky and our plan worked out. There are times it did not.

Such situations were always scary for me. Having your two parents angry at you or unhappy for a wrongdoing was not funny because there would be no place to run to for help or comfort. Both parents would work in tandem like a bow and arrow to carry out the discipline effectively!

I believe this is the way discipline should be handled in every household. Not a situation where one parent opposes the other for disciplining their child. It creates division in such family and may turn a child against the parent.

It takes wisdom, courage and love to bring up a child properly.

Thank you for reading. A five-minute freewrite inspired by the prompt "bow and arrow".

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