dear poets and storytellers. How are you and muse doing these days? Well, I hope; or, at least, as well as anyone can be considering the state of the world. Speaking
of the state of the world, last week, Rosemary asked us “How are you coping with this time of war, plague, natural
disasters, and the deep disturbance many people are cast into by all the
stress? How are those around you managing? Horror and anxiety are natural
reactions. We need, more than ever, to be kind to
ourselves and each other.” The
whole thing stayed with me, especially the last bit… which inspired the topic
for today’s optional prompt.
with Rosemary, “We need, more
than ever, to be kind to ourselves and each other.” With that thought in mind, I invite you to write poetry or prose inspired by something heartening
and unselfish a stranger did for you or for someone else. The
news is full of nightmarish events. Let’s try to balance things out. Write
about something encouraging, a nice gesture, something that made you feel good
about a fellow being human, even if for just a moment.
If the prompt doesn’t speak to you, share a piece of your choosing. Let it be new or old, short or longish (prose pieces should be 369 words or fewer). Share the direct link to your post. One link per participant. After you add your words, remember to visit other writers, read their words, let them know how they made you feel.
housekeeping: some of our members have been experiencing problems with Blogger, which keeps them from adding their names/emails to their comments. If this is happening to you—if Blogger is forcing you to comment as “Anonymous”—please introduce yourself at the beginning of your comment (i.e., This is Magaly) or add it the end.
for next week, Rommy will ask us to write poetry or prose about the small rituals or daily routines that make up our lives.
(No, this isn’t déjà vu. I just thought that the picture was too perfect not to share again).