Friday, October 27, 2023

Friday Writings #100: El Día de Muertos

What’s your favorite Holiday? When I was very little, it used to be the Winter Solstice. The whole family would come together to cook yummy things, to exchange gifts, to dance… And at the center of it all, my grandmother. She was always the heart of the celebration. After she passed away, the Day of the Dead became my favorite Holiday. I felt closer to her spirit at the end of October and beginning of November. I cooked her favorite foods, sang her favorite songs, shared her favorite stories—she was the in the spices, in the lyrics, in the tales, in my heart.

Since the Holiday is almost here, it feels right to invite you, my dearest poets and storytellers, to write poetry or prose inspired by el Día de Muertos (the Day of the Dead).

Required: Post the response to your blog, and add the direct link to that post to Mr. Linky. One post per person, please, 369 words maximum (excluding title), for prose and for poetry.

Optional: You may share old or new pieces, in poetry or prose, and you may write to the prompt or to a topic of your choosing. If you wish to say hello or have questions, leave a note in the comments section below.

Requested (not compulsory but strongly recommended): Visit other writers and storytellers. Read their contributions. Share your thoughts on their words.

next week, Rommy will invite us to work with the phrase “I couldn’t have done it without you”. She tells us that we are free to interpret the expression as loosely as we wish (it can be about a person, an experience, a favorite book, etc.).

photo by Itzel González Lara, on Unsplash


  1. I know someone who loves this holiday above all others!

  2. Busy Beltaning instead, here in Southern Hemisphere. Will continue to be a bit absent for a few hours, gathering with local Goddess circle (we met as close to the Festival dates as we can, in practical terms). Then I’ll be back to read everyone’s writings here.

    1. I hope the Beltane celebrations are going grand. And that you'll tell us all about it.

  3. This was a hard on to write. I appreciate your thoughtful comments. Peace to all you poets this weekend.


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