Daily Prompt 8/8/2016 (An Auspicious Day)
I like the numbers today, they feel lucky to me. Both lucky and mundane as I go back into an 8 year old mind and remember how some summer days would drag by while others felt like I was living in a story book. Summer is the time for self discovery, of learning how to be alone and how to celebrate the full capacity of life with others. More so, it is a time of learning how to say no to activity and take a day to rest while activities continue to happen all around. Some of my fondest memories of childhood were camping at Slipperys and Ponderosa. My first crush’s happened in summer time, first water skiing experience, first smoking a cigarette while on horse back and falling off due to dizziness. My first alcoholic beverage was consumed by the fire while camping. Lots of firsts happened in the summer, a time of independence, freedom, and self expression.
Prompt: Write about your fondest summer. What happened to make such memories? Who was around? Where were you? What were the smells, tastes, images that you carry with you still. What did you feel? What thoughts spoke to you? Would you change any of it if you could or was it perfect the way it was? I would love to hear from you and read your story. Lets make it into a contest. If you write a story about your favorite summer by August 14th, I will feature it on FB if it wins, throw in a painting and a Life Coach session. I will judge the stories by August 25th and pick a winner. Get Creative with it, let the story paint itself in the minds of the reader. Share the lessons you learned that summer, or the love that you fell into, share the beauty and the heartbreak. Email your story to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 14th.
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