Greetings, my dear poets and storytellers. I hope all is well with
you, or as well as it can be. Around these parts, many of us are worried about
children going back to school in person in the time of COVID (especially with the Delta Variant wreaking havoc, and so
many individuals refusing to get vaccinated). Sometimes, I
like all we can do is cross our fingers and wish for the best. Other times,
screaming (and shaking certain people) seems
like a reasonable solution.
But since you aren’t here to hear me ramble about my
pandemic worries, let us move on to the Scribblings. Today’s prompt was inspired
by the title of a video (see below). Even before watching the short piece, John Lennon and Yoko
Ono’s words, “War is over! If you want it” brewed
all sorts of thoughts in my head. So... for today’s prompt, I wish to invite
you to write using those words as inspiration.
Share poetry or prose, fiction or nonfiction, short or long(ish) pieces—if choosing prose, the word count should be 369 words or fewer. Add the direct link to your contribution. We welcome new pieces, recent or newish pieces (i.e., written in the last 30 days), and older pieces which have been substantially rewritten (not just slightly tweaked, here and there. If possible, please include in your post a link to the previous version). As always, we encourage you to visit other poets and storytellers. Let them know what their words make you think and feel.
Let us write, read, discuss… and grow!