Monday, July 5, 2010
Monday Moment #76: a writing prompt for your work-in-progress
The Fourth of July always makes me nostalgic for my hometown: Livingston, MT.
There, it's three days of celebration...all day long. It's the time of year people come back home to celebrate the special holiday in a special place.
There's the small town parade. With horses, and what they drop. With kids, young and old. With snow cones to help beat the heat. And every once in awhile a thunder and lightning storm.
There's the rodeo. Three nights worth. With cowboys and clowns. Under the stars. With corn on the cob; buttered, salted, and peppered. And elephant ears.
There's fireworks. Right after the rodeo, each of the three nights. The big ones that look like they're going to reach out and grab you up with their bright colors.
But I realize, especially now that I no longer live in Livingston, that The Fourth is such a different experience depending on where you live.
What is your character's Fourth of July experience?