Weekend Writing Prompt — Wildfires

406BCC28-B27B-44FE-A0D2-83DFF9C78FADSometimes they were due to a careless camper. At other times, they were started by sparks from power lines taken down by high winds. In either case, the wildfires during the dry season would ravage the countryside, threatening homes, farms, vineyards, and lives.

This wildfire season was no exception, and thousands of acres burned from the out-of-control fires. But then the unexpected happened and a very unseasonable downpour, the likes of which rarely came during the hot, dry summer months, doused the fires, saving countless acres from devastation.

(88 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt.838D4F9E-B3E5-4A66-8F6D-ED18804A2BF6

Weekend Writing Prompt — Wanderlust


6FF29E89-3087-4D4C-83A7-7A00F7B99A1EI look up at the night sky and see the full moon.

It triggers a sense of wonder at the vastness of the universe.

Are we Earthly humans alone among those who appreciate its splendor?

Am I alone in my wanderlust to know what is beyond the moon and the stars?

Oh to be a nomad exploring the universe

Rather than being tethered go this tired, old planet.

(68 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “nomad” in exactly 68 words. Also for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (moon). Image credit: vectorpouch at freepik.com83FA864D-B80F-4233-B0CC-5C02B1B1DF00