31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes – Day 1


31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

Please join everyone at Five Minute Friday for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes throughout the month of October.

Monday, 1 October 2018


My favorite story as a young girl was The Silver Seven. It was about a girl that was involved with ice skating competitively. I don’t remember very much about the story at this point, but I can still see the cover and how much the girl wanted to win that Silver Seven competition.

I would have loved ice skating. I had loved roller skating since I was a little girl and knew ice skating had to be even better. But, there were no ice rinks anywhere near my home town and, living in the South, a lake or pond covered in ice thick enough to skate on just wasn’t going to happen.

So, I just kept on dreaming.  My favorite part of the Olympics was watching the figure skaters. They looked so graceful and free, just gliding (seemingly) effortlessly across the ice.

I wish that ice skating could have been a part of my story, too. But, it wasn’t meant to be and I am okay with that.