By a co-incidence, I was reminded of Just Jot It January, a month long promptfest run by Linda Hill, Life in Progress. Here’s my first installment, encompassing the prompts to date.

She sat in the corner of the ale house, diffidently listening to their gurgling, drunken speeches. Her fingertips played with the fillagree aragon brooch that held together her road-weary cloak. But for that adornment, she might be taken for someone’s servant, lollygagging upon some errand.


The Just Jot January Rules:

Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but it’s never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the “jot it” part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesn’t have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list), counts as a “jot.” If it makes it to your blog that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!

I’ll post prompts at 2am my time (GMT -5). The prompt will be the word in quotation marks in the title of my 2am post. You don’t have to follow the prompt every day, but that will be where you leave your link for others to see. You’ll get a prompt for every day except Wednesday, when the prompt is simply my One-Liner Wednesday and on Saturday, when your prompt will be the Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS, which will appear at about 9:30am Friday. Each prompt post will include the rules.

Please ping back or link to the daily prompt. To ping back, just copy the URL from the daily prompt post, and paste it anywhere in your post. Check to make sure your link shows up where you want it to, and go back occasionally to see other bloggers’ entries – the more you visit others, the more they’ll visit you! Note: A) The newest pingbacks will be at the top of the comments section. B) Ping backs only work if you’re blogging on WordPress. Everyone else must paste a link manually.

Tag your post JusJoJan and/or #JusJoJan.

Write anything! Any length will do! It can even be a photo or a drawing – you’re going to title it, right? There’s your jot!

If your post is NSFW, do not ping back. Please leave your link in the comments with a warning.

If you’d like to, use the JusJoJan badge so that others can find your post more easily.

Have fun!

January 1: speech

January 2: in the corner

January 3: servant

January 4: fingertips

January 5: gurgle

featured image: study for “boreas,” 1904, JW Waterhouse