If you’ve ever been in the presence of a vintage soul (AKA someone who has lived more than a few decades and who stays in a constant state of bewilderment in the face of their perception of change), then it is very likely that you’ve heard a version of “Things were different back then.” The words are often accompanied by looks and sighs that are pure longing… unless the change in question refers to something nasty or hurtful or worse, in which case the pronouncement is probably coated with relief or shrouded with inherited rage.
Since I have heard and read the phrase a lot lately, when the time for a new Weekly Scribblings topic arrived, I thought that it might be interesting to see what our muses would birth out of the phrase. So, for today’s prompt, I invite everyone to write new poetry or prose inspired by the phrase, “Things were different back then”. Use the words literally or metaphorically. Write a short piece or a long one (if you go for prose, the word count should be 369 words or fewer).
Please, add the direct link to your contribution to Mr. Linky. This prompt will stay open for a week. So, we have lots of time to share our words and to read the words of others.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. And don’t feel bad if you feel that the Lois in the comic strip is undeniably nuts.