Write a blog post that is inspired by the word "red".
Oh, the thoughts that raced through my mind while I bathed. I was so focused on the topic that I neglected to see that the usually slow-moving drain was not moving at all.
I was trapped in the shower stall. The water level was above the bottom seal on the door. If I opened the door, water would go rushing out onto the bathroom floor. Horrors!
Being a scientist at heart, I had to test that theory. I inched the door open. Yep, water flooded the floor. I proved my hypothesis - send me my Nobel Prize. Lucky for me, The Mister was in the bedroom and I yelled for him to
Writer's Workshop post forgotten, I dried and dressed and threw my damp towel on the standing water on the floor. I got out the Liquid Plumr-type declogger and listened to it glug, glug glug over the drain.
Towel forgotten, I went on with my day.
Later, I read an email that contained poetry prompts. One nagged at me:
Write a poem about the color red or another color. (Some ideas for brainstorming: How does the color make you feel? What things do you associate with that color?)
Embarrassment, sunburn, inflammation
Love, valentines, roses
Warmth, a carpet welcoming dignitaries and celebrities
Fireworks and sparklers on July 4, Betsy Ross and the star-studded field of red
Wooden barns, firetrucks
Pulsing heart, whooshing blood
Fire. Hot! Flames in the pits of Hell
"Better dead than RED"
A red-letter day is not to be missed
unless that letter is an 'A' upon your chest, you sinner.
My boy, my ginger-headed son
A temper to match the color of his hair
"You sure do have your hands full" - said by many who don't share my love of red.