Message in a bottle.

So, in the grand flow of life sometimes you get caught up in things, and like being swept away in a current of water, you find yourself further away from where you intended to be. That’s admittedly how my writing has been.
I want to be a writer, it gives me an amazing joy and such catharsis, but laziness prevails, as it often does after you work all day. Needless to say, I have some work to do. Which is what leads me to the title of this article.

God has a way of coming through to give you subtle messages. Nothing too fancy, but just a small I’m here and I heard you kind of thing. My mom sent me a package today with an old fruit juicer (my dad juiced for awhile before moving on to the next health kick, so I asked for it. I have no regrets.), a book bag my daughter left at their house, and a book of 400 writing prompts. So, of course, I made some juice, but I also looked at the prompts thought why not try one out. And boom, here we are my first article in weeks. Secretly, I have been writing a novel that one day will see the light of day. But until then I’m going to try doing these 400 writing prompts, and lucky you I’m starting today.

Ladies and Gentleman, Message in a bottle.


While at the beach I decided to write a message in a bottle. Here’s what it would say, and who I’d like to find it.


To Whom It May Concern,

Greetings. I come to you from beyond the sea of time-space to tell you that you are greater than the sum of your parts.
Inside of you, at this very moment sleeps a grand and amazing potential that will one day wake and transform your entire life.
I want you to know that I believe in you, and I know that you will achieve something great. I don’t know you, nor do I have any idea who you are, but I know without a shadow of a doubt that you are incredible.
You wake up and rise from your slumber and you face the day, no matter what it brings, and that takes courage. So, I’m betting on you.
I’m betting that you will take this moment and use it for something great. You will face yet another day, but this time you face it holding your dreams in hand. I’m betting that you will fight whatever obstacle that may come before you, and in doing so beat back your greatest fears.

Through the passage of time and space, I’ve traveled from the Future to write this message in the past so it could reach you today and completely change your life. So, take up your skills and head out after whatever your heart truly compels you to do. Change the world, through changing yourself. Only you can save us…

-That wasn’t at all true, but it would be really cool if it was. Only you can brave your life, just as I am braving mine own, but I want you to know that I’m with you and despite whatever scenery you find yourself in, you are not alone. So take up your dreams, wielded like swords in hand, and journey toward your future. But in all your travels, take a breath, and remember the peace you know here, staring out at the sea.





And no, I totally didn’t mean to rhyme that part, but hey sometimes cheesy is ok.



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  1. Thanks! I found the bottle and ingested the message and returned it so that somebody else can be blessed by the sea, by a message from thee… (rhymed on purpose:>)

  2. Great read Mr. C!

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