How you feel about love these days

{PROMPT: How you feel about love these days} Tomorrow is your birthday, and so I say, “Since on my twenty-sixth birthday I asked you to tell me something that I can improve in the coming year, Do you want me to tell you something that you can do better in the coming year?” You cover […]

Something You Lost

I am wandering along the path, Neat and tidy picnic basket swinging in my hands, Filled with good and comforting nourishment, When I see Something very Beautiful in the distance. I don’t know what it is, But it seems like something that is wanting to be discovered. It is far off the trail, and I […]

Sip and Wince

[Write a scene in which someone is fired after only a week on the job. Just a week earlier, the same person who is now firing this employee was very persuasive in convincing them to take the job.} “Uncle Lorenzo,” I’d said, “You’re exactly what my little restaurant needs. You’ve lived here your whole life, […]

Name the trees that stood in the neighborhood where you grew up.

I grew up with the trees.   The Climbing Tree, big and leafy, with branches that invited you to stay awhile.   There is something about climbing a tree that makes you feel   strong.   When you know that tree well enough   That the climbing is smooth and confident?   That feels so good-   Like dancing and defying gravity.   […]

Tell a complete stranger about a beloved family tradition.

So,   One tradition that my family has is   Eating pizza on Christmas Eve.   This tradition is pretty important to us.   Pizza on Christmas Eve   Is the way it’s been   For as long as I can remember.   When we were kids,   We’d pick up the pizza on the way to our grandparents’ house,   And the van would smell   […]