|Red flowers, José Alejandro Cuffia, Unsplash|
“Caught in the doldrums of August we may have regretted the departing summer, having sighed over the vanished strawberries and all that they signified. Now, however, we look forward almost eagerly to winter's approach. We forget the fogs, the slush, the sore throats an the price of coal, we think only of long evenings by lamplight, of the books which we are really going to read this time, of the bright shop windows and the keen edge of the early frosts.”― Denis Mackail, Greenery Street
Greetings everyone! Hope you are safe and well! This is Sanaa and I am back with another exciting Writers' Pantry this Sunday.
As seasons come and go, avenues change their colour palettes-- we are led to deliberate everything we have experienced so far as we approach Fall, swirling specks of golds and reds; there is much journeying ahead.
The harshness of Summer sun is ebbing, and although I seldom travel these days it's a relief to know that daytime won't be such a hazard. The wind blows the hair around my face and while the season brings a hint of uncertainty; I embrace it. Soon, it will be time to fold lighter clothes and bring out sweaters, scarves and jeans. Overthinking, at the end of the day will kill our peace; affect our thoughts and day to day activities. It's best that we roll with the punches, for now.
Announcements and Reminders:
The topic for next Weekly Scribblings is "What makes you smile?" Rommy confesses that she is not a fan for sticking her head in the sand and pretending things are all sunshine and roses when they aren't but she also knows that without stopping to celebrate the good stuff, no matter how small, it's harder to drum up the motivation to move towards a better tomorrow. She would like us to write about things that make us smile.
Rosemary enlightens us about violence against women in Wild Fridays #30: Moonlight Musings. She shares poems from a site called "Hidden Hurt," and addresses the issue in Turkey. It's always interesting to read the discussions that take place in the comment section, to learn what each and every one of us feel when it comes to matters of importance. Do scroll back and check it out in case you have missed it. Your feedback means the world to us.
Remember, you have one whole week to participate in prompts now. Just keep in mind that some people may have moved on to their next project after a couple of days, so entries posted later might not receive many visitors.
For now, I invite you to share your entry as Poets and Storytellers United welcomes both poetry and prose (i.e. stories, essays, articles) feel free to link anything old or new and relish in the work of others. Also, if you opt to share prose then please keep it to 369 words or fewer.
And now, without further ado, let us dive into the Pantry! Looking forward to grabbing a cup of coffee and reading you all! See you on the trail! 💝