September 2nd, 2008
Today marks back-to-school time, and when I was a kid, I loved this time of year. It’s why I adore autumn. All summer, I anticipated the week before school, when I’d hurry out to buy my school supplies, stick pennies in my loafers, and carefully cover my textbooks.
But I was a geek.
How about you? What are your back-to-school memories? Tell us about one. Your memory can be your own, or one from watching your child go to school, or a story inspired by a memory, or anything back-to-school-y. Either way, make us smell the must of the chalk or the acridity of teen spirit.
- Try to write your entry in 10 minutes. This encourages top-of-mind, primal thinking before the ego and judgmental brain kick in. Just set a timer, make your kid count to 600 slowly, whatever. It’s an honor system. And I trust you.
- Aim for 250 words or less.
- Please have fun. Don’t put pressure on yourself. Together, let’s rediscover the simple joy in the writing process.
- Post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.
Management reports that PROMPTuesday is delayed this morning due to an unprecedented amount of waking up during the night exacerbated by the sound of saws (possibly used to nefariously drill a hole in the downstairs window) and the persistent belief that a bootlegging demon robber lurked on the patio.
The Rock helpfully, and a little bit irritably, suggests that management record Paranormal State on subsequent Mondays, so that management may watch the show from now on DURING THE DAY and surrounded by a circle of white light.