Hello, Word Artists and Admirers! Welcome to the first pantry of the new year. As much as I’d love to cleanly shake off all the dreck from 2020, I know that things don’t work that way. It’s like when you go to finally organize a drawer, closet, basement that got way out of hand. When you move stuff around, it all looks worse than when you first started. But clean-up is necessary and so are those first shaky steps. Hopefully the break gave us all a chance to catch our breath so we can go one with what needs doing.
This Wednesday, Rosemary will ask us to write something based on a line or phrase from the poem “Landscape” by Mary Oliver.
The pantry is now open for business. Share your words old and new, fiction or non-fiction, poetry or prose. Just be sure to keep your prose to 369 words or fewer. I know we all get a bit busy from time to time and it's so easy to forget when there's a lot going on (*gestures at the mad state of the world*), but it really is a huge help to us when folks stick to the guidelines as much as possible (for instance, adding the link or the title of the prompt you are responding to somewhere in the post) . Thanks, and happy writing!