Prompt 5.11.23

Feeling groovy?  What small rituals help support your sense of well-being? Be liberal on the term ‘well-being’, like feeling feisty, creative, excited, satisfied, or comfortable. And what are those? Is it quiet time, being with friends, a long walk on a favorite path, a good book, a bubble bath, an old rock ‘n’ roll vinyl, or coloring with grandchildren? Reflect and write on your physical or mental ritual(s) that make you feel in the groove. 

Prompt 4-13-23

A good friend died on Easter morning leaving behind his wife of thirty years and his fifteen-year-old son. His passing was expected/unexpected. I can talk with his wife and son, encourage and console them, but what can I say to him? My way to express my feelings and try to understand his last thoughts was by writing an unsendable letter to him. It felt good to release some of my sorrow by telling him how he touched my life in unforgettable ways.

Write a letter to someone you love who has passed or with whom you’ve lost connection, a different kind of death. If it has been a long time since you saw them, bring them up-to-date and let them know your feelings about their place in your world. It may not all be positive. Even negative feelings, expressed, can be a useful tool in your writing kit.

Thursday Prompt 3.30.23

One afternoon a few years ago while waiting at a small pharmacy for my parents’ prescriptions, I noticed these items side by side. I swear this is a first. ‘I don’t get it’ I thought. I contemplated the meaning or a reference as to why? Once back in Tucson, every time I went to a pharmacy, I noticed these same two items snuggled up against one another. ‘I don’t get it.’

Write your thoughts, commentary, essay, or story, as to…and have a ball. (No pun intended.)