Letting Life Lead
From: The Daily Prompt
The Prompt: Write a piece about a typically “local” experience from where you come from as though it’s an entry in a travel guide.
A Response that was a First Click: Finale to an Entrance
A Response for Retelling Retail: Park Ink Spot
A Response for Culinary Adventure: Omnithings
A Response for More Glorious Food: We Live in a Flat
Welcome to our little part of the world! We moved here a little more than a year and a half ago to be in a better school system and for a lower mortgage (who doesn’t want a bigger property with a lower mortgage right?) . Our old home was much loved, but it made all practical sense to move.
In this little Township we have…
Well, look there we have our own post office just across the way.
No, no. Don’t go that way there’s nothing there but more houses and a lot of trees and in about five minutes you’ll be in the next town. If you go up this way you will see the local garage on your left and on your right the only restaurant in town and barber shop next door. Oh, yes there is the requisite church on the corner. It’s not our thing, but that place is hopping. The parking lot gets very full even on non-holidays.
Well, thank you for…
What? No, that’s it.
That way? That’s the next bordering town which is actually where we send our town taxes to. Understand that we definitely have our own zip code and town name though! Note the post office that I pointed out earlier.
School? Library? No. We have to go to the next town for that. But we are only five minutes away from four surrounding towns and twenty minutes from at least six more.
Park? Yes, we do have one. You see this half-block size spot here under 100 inches of snow and these four trees? This is it! It gets grass in the summer, you know. Conveniently across the street from the post office. If you wait around long enough you might see the local turkeys, an owl, hawk, and deer that hop from tree line to tree line. My neighbor has reported seeing a fisher cat and possibly one bear.
I hope you enjoyed the tour!
...in which I share all the writing. And you will love it, dammit.
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