Do you hear that?
It’s the sound of the phone not ringing and no one trying to tell me who or what to vote for; one of the many great things about our current election cycle finally being over. Well, technically, it’s not completely over, there are still a few races that are too-close-to-call and lots of other drama still going on, but at least the ballot-casting part of the process is done.
The races are all decided here in my area of the country, which is good since the state seems to be on fire again (still?), so people have more immediate things to focus on. I’m thinking a mass rain-dance might be helpful, or maybe we could tip the country just a bit so the rains from the east coast could drain over here.
The fires are nowhere near me, but the air is very smoky here. It probably didn’t help that there was a car on fire on the side of the road when I was driving home this evening. It definitely seems like a good time to stay inside and curl up on the couch with the cat, a cozy blanket, and some coffee and do a little writing. Since I seem to have written myself into a corner in my current manuscript, I think I’ll try to shake some creativity loose by giving today’s story prompt a try.
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