I join Lisa Jo Baker each Friday for a writing exercise called 5 Minute Fridays. The premise of this exercise is that she gives you a topic, you set a timer, and you write for 5 minutes. Then you stop. You don't over think what you are writing. You don't worry about editing....you just write....whatever the topic puts on your heart and your mind. Today's topic is HERO.
On the day we met I was a whirlwind of emotions. I was excited, happy, proud and scared to death. I walked into the locker room at the police department and realized that I had forgotten my radio. My first day and I screwed up already. I told another officer and she asked who I was working with. Frank Klik, I replied, and she assured me that it would be okay.
I didn't yet know that this man would become my hero. I only knew this one thing about him. It would be okay.
When we got into the scout car I told him what I had done. There were no recriminations, no scoldings, just a simple "Well our first stop will be at your house then."
But that was not our first stop. On the way to my house the car radio announced a burglar alarm going off at a business that we were very near to. We st
I wonder if other participants stop as soon as the timer goes off. I have yet to read any of the links that do not have a complete thought or story written in 5 minutes. Heck, some of them even post photos during that time.
Well, not me....I can barely get my mind focused in 5 lousy minutes LOL....and I guess you will all have to wait for another day to learn how Frank Klik went from mentor to friend to hero to lover to husband and remains all those things yet today.
Have a great weekend all.