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