It amuses me how difficult I find it to stay on top of the days this summer!
They didn’t have horseradish for sale at the farmer’s market yet, so I bought 4 pecks of peaches and 3 pails (1 pail = about 8 quarts) of blueberries. The OfficeMouse made a delicious peach and blueberry cobbler last night. The blueberries and some of the peaches are destined for the freezer. I might make some peach jam and can some of the peaches, though the thought of heating up my kitchen when it is so hot outside is rather unpleasant.
One of the reasons I love living up here on the Tundra is that I truly LIKE cold weather. When it gets up to 90 degrees plus humidity, I turn into a grumpy, snarling madwoman. We only get that kind of weather for a week or two a year, so it’s not worth buying an air conditioner. So I will make jam and retreat to the basement when I get too sticky.
Today’s advice: “Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability. Don’t worry about appearing sentimental. Worry about being unavailable; worry about being absent or fraudulent.” Anne Lamott
Today’s prompt: Send your character into the world of her parents; unknown territory. She has to search through a parent’s desk in order to find something mundane. She is not supposed to go into the desk. What does she find there that will change the way her parents look to her? How will it change her?
If you don’t have a character young enough for parents, then have your character going through the desk of a friend, or a lover, or a boss. Or imagine yourself going through the desk of a friend, lover, or boss… or maybe one of your children.
Be sure to focus on the tiniest details; how did the sand get in the bottom left drawer? How old are those stamps? What does that key open?