Do you yearn to spin yarns? I surely do, and it has nothing to do with needlework, knitting, or arts and crafts.
OK, maybe it’s a craft.
A yarn spinner is a person who spins yarns. (Maybe you knew that.)
When I was in the third grade (OK, here we go!), my teacher stapled yellow construction paper on a bulletin board in our classroom. Then she wound several strands of fuzzy yarn all over it before adding these words.
Y A R N
S P I N N I N G S
We puzzled and pondered about what she might be planning until she explained. The curious-looking bulletin board would hold the short stories we would write that semester.
Some students groaned at the prospect of crafting fiction. Inside, I rejoiced.
Maybe that’s where it started for me.
These days, I juggle news beats, feature assignments and other somewhat straightforward writing gigs. But I still try to carve out occasional moments for musing and yarn spinning. From flash fiction to lingering limericks or short and sweet senryus, I love to play with words.
Maybe every writer yearns to be a yarn spinner, weaving wonderful wordings and stitching sentences together to spread sense in our nonsensical world.
Spin on, wordsmiths. Your craft counts. Perhaps a marvel awaits. Like Rumpelstiltskin, some may one day spin gold.
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Rumpelstiltskin, by Dik Browne
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