dear poets and storytellers. I hope your day began with a smile. Or, at
least, with a promise of some mirth to be had. Humor, I feel, makes
life a bit more pleasant. And goodness knows we can never have enough pleasant
Today’s prompt was inspired by something I’ve heard a lot lately, from a particular group of friends who are finally noticing certain truths (which I thought were right in front of their eyes all the time). They keep on saying things like, “If I had known A and C, then I would have never said or done X.” I don’t know how I feel about the whole thing, so… I thought it would be nice (and quite interesting) to explore the idea of “If I knew then what I know now”.
for our 54th Weekly Scribblings, I invite you to write new poetry or
prose, inspired by the phrase “If I knew
then what I know now”. You are not required to include the actual words in your
piece, but you certainly can if you wish.
always, this prompt will remain open for a week. We welcome fiction and
nonfiction, short and long(ish) pieces—if you go
for prose, let the word count be 369 words or fewer. Please add the direct link
to your contribution, and not just the link to your blog. Do take a moment (or three) to visit other participants, and share
your thoughts on their words.
Thank you, Magaly, for this nice idea prompt. I don't know home many times I have driven past this little pond of today with just a glance. But today stopping at the traffic light on the corner, said, "Self, there is as poplar tree there like those called Cypress in Europe. I mist take a picture for the water and tree for my other blog.ReplyDelete
But it fit really good for your theme, I am glad I turned around for picture and reminder of time past.
I'm glad you did too, Jim. Enjoyed your post.Delete
That is so wonderful, Jim! Can't wait to read what it inspired on your blog.Delete
Thanks, Magaly, for sparking some rather rueful reflections! I was going to do a serious, thoughtful prose piece – but the Muse was feeling silly again.ReplyDelete
These days, silly pieces seem to just fit--you muse is very wise.Delete
I wrote this on them quite by accident. Hoping to pull myself back into writing this year.ReplyDelete
I hope your muse is inspired every single day, Brother Ollie.Delete
After a lot of thought, I don't think I'd change much. I approached life with such naivete and trust then, and I couldn't do that now, which would change everything about it....and that's an awesome and terrifying thought!!ReplyDelete
I'm right there with you, Bev. I've changed the way I react to certain things, but when it comes to my core personality I remain pretty much the same. In some ways, that makes me very happy... In others, not so much. I guess I will take what dances in the middle.Delete
Thank you for hosting Magaly! Excellent prompt. I have decided to use these prompts each week, to post an ongoing mystery, the concept for which I have considered for several years. This should be fun!ReplyDelete
How exciting, Rob! I can't wait to read where your mystery takes us. I'm quite fond of web serials.Delete
Lovely prompt Magaly very apt to pandemic days.ReplyDelete
Happy Wednesday everyone
Thank you, Gillena. I'm so glad you like it. Happiest Wednesday, to you!Delete