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.