At the last meeting we agreed to experiment with some exercises here in the hope that we can inspire and respond to each other's themes. We also want to have some fun in the process, and provide something for you (the reader) to read!
Here is my opening encouragement and stimulus for inspiration. Although I wrote this some time before I joined Sapphist Writers, it does help me to celebrate the work that we're doing as well as our future ambitions.
I will come direct:
no second-hand mediocrity;
not a ritual required.
We are women
impelled to be
What does it mean to you to be totally yourself? When are you impelled to be nothing less?