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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

IWSG - If I Were...

Posting the first Wednesday of every month, The Insecure Writer's Support Group, is  the brainchild of Alex Cavanaugh. YOU can sign up HERE to participate.

Let's give our co-hosts  a warm welcome!
 Lauren Hennessy,
Lisa Buie-Collard, 
Christine Rains, and Mary Aalgaard!

Usually, to keep my post short and sweet, I give you what I hope is an inspiring quote. But today I'm doing something a little different.

I saw this Meme on Denise Covey's blog and really liked it. Thought I'd try it out for IWSG. I don't know why, but I felt uplifted after doing it. I think you could take any one or all of these and use them as writing prompts, or for journaling, or flash fiction. Think about writing from the POV of a season or a planet. Think about being a tree or flower. Think about being a food, smell, or object.

Feel free to copy and paste it to your own blog. Don't overthink the answers. And remember, there are no wrong answers. 

If I were a season, I’d be Spring.

If I were a month, I’d be June.

If I were a day of the week, I’d be Saturday.

If I were a time of day, I be dawn.

If I were a planet, I’d be Saturn.

If I were a direction, I’d be everywhere.

If I were a tree, I’d be a redwood.

If I were a flower, I’d be a wildflower.

If I were a fruit, I’d be a sugar apple.

If I were a land animal, I’d be a dog.

If I were a sea animal, I’d be a turtle.

If I were a bird, I’d be an buzzard. (How they can sore! And they enjoy each others company too.)

If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a comfortable sofa.

If I were a liquid, I’d be water.

If I were a stone, I’d be amethyst.

If I were a kind of weather, I’d be mostly sunny with a light breeze.

If I were a musical instrument, I’d be a guitar.

If I were a color, I’d be a rainbow.

If I were a facial expression, I’d be a smile.

Waves on the shore

If I were an emotion, I’d be compassion.

If I were a sound, I’d be waves lapping on the shore.

If I were an element, I’d be air.

If I were a car, I’d be reliable.

If I were a food, I’d be healthy.

If I were a place, I’d be an island.

If I were a flavor, I’d be chocolate.

If I were a scent, I’d be rose.

If I were an object, I’d be a beloved, well read book.

If I were a song, I’d be "All You Need is Love" by the Beatles.

If I were a pair of shoes, (I wouldn't be, I'd be barefoot)

If I were transportation, I’d be boat.

If I were a fairy tale, I’d be Mother Goose.

If I were a holiday, I’d be Thanksgiving.

If I were a novel, I'd be Isandia by Autin Tappan Wright 

If I were a movie, I'd be Brother Sun, Sister Moon.


Have a wonderful day! Are you going to try out this meme? Do any of these "If I weres" pop out at you? Think you'll use any of them as a writing springboard?


  1. Great meme, though I'm not going to try it. I'd definitely pick chocolate as my flavor too.

  2. What a fun meme. Yeah. Choocolate. Or maybe cheesecake. Or maybe chocolate cheesecake?

  3. You'd be a guitar! Awesome. So would I.

  4. How fun! My birthday is in February, so I'm an amethyst, too.

  5. I did a bunch of these in her comment section, but gave up half way through. It was fun though.

  6. I did a bunch of these in her comment section, but gave up half way through. It was fun though.

  7. Such a fun meme! I'd be chocolate too. Mmmm....

  8. It would be really fun to figure out the psychology behind the answers, but goodness, who has time for that? (I'm totally on a time kick today.)

  9. I like this meme. Amethyst is a pretty stone. I might have to be that, too!

  10. Hi Bish - I saw this meme - lots of things to think about ... I keep changing my mind ... I'd now say sweet-peas ... but roses too ... savoury not sweet ...

    Cheers Hilary

  11. Too cool! What fun to read those, and you're right, great ideas!

  12. I love that idea! My favorite is being the sound of waves lapping on the shore!

  13. Turtle!! Yes, I'm a turtle too. I love your list. I've actually written a story from the POV of a crane (the bird) once. I still love that story. Thanks for the interesting ideas! :)

  14. I knew you'd be an island! Perfect for you. And air, too. Very free and fresh. Glad you took the time to do the hop.

  15. Interesting but don't think I would try it. I like the idea of a soaring bird though, think I would be an albatross rather than a buzzard.

  16. I saw this on Denise's blog and liked it too. I think thinking about all kinds of things we like and who we are is very fun. Loved reading your list. :)

    If I was a food, I'd be something from the garden. :)

  17. If I were food, I'd be french fries, yummy yummy french fries.

  18. If I were water I'd be spring


Your Random Thoughts are most welcome!