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Prompt #171: Summer

Top 3

The last couple of prompts have all inspired quite an amount of posts where people shared personal posts. It allowed for introspect, for sharing views and opinions. Last week’s prompt ‘Broken’ must have been the one single prompt where almost all of the linked posts actually followed the prompt. You all know it’s not compulsory to follow the prompt, but I love when a prompt is inspirational enough to get all of you writing.

Speaking of the prompt… in the image you saw that the prompt ‘We are all broken that’s how the light gets in” were credited to Ernest Hemingway. It turns out that this is not correct. Apparently the quote should be either of the following two:

The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places” from A Farewell To Arms or “there is a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in” from a Leonard Cohen lyric. Both of them have the same idea as the prompt used and I guess someone just thought it was a good idea to credit it to Hemingway. Thanks to the ladies who pointed this out to me.

Then finally, my top 3. Darn, this wasn’t easy. I had to leave out so many brilliant posts to finally settle on the following three:

We’ve All Been Broken by Stella Kiink 
A post that deals with being broken, being put back together and being still the same afterwards, but just slightly different. One point that I found myself nodding at is when friends try to make it better for you and you, or what you went through, becomes the elephant in the room. A great post that shows that being broken isn’t the end, but might be the beginning of something beautiful.

Diffuse by Understanding Flutterby 
I think I have said it before, but if not, I will say it here: this woman has such a special way with words, that pulls you into her world, but at the same time makes you look in from outside, observing, learning, seeing, experiencing. Her writing is beautiful and raw and touches not only me, but many others too.

On Breaking Down by Malin James 
The quote used for the prompt lead many of us, including me, about ways in which we were broken and that we have been put together again and felt stronger after that. Which is a good thing, but it had to be pointed out that after being broken, it’s not a guarantee that a person will be put together again. This had to be said, and Malin did it in her clear and brilliant way of writing.

These three posts are must reads, but please, if you haven’t read all the posts that were linked last week, please go back and do so. You will otherwise miss out on some gorgeous writing.

Now, for this week we are going much lighter…

Prompt

When I saw this photo of Cammies on the floor last week, I just knew I had to use it for a prompt. I was thrilled when the Cammies-sisters gave me permission to this. Just look at the image. I love this edit. It screams ‘summer’ to me. In the northern hemisphere the days are getting shorter and we have reached the end of our summer. In fact, this past week it was like autumn out here and I am already thinking of scarves and boots. In the southern hemisphere spring has started and summer will soon follow, and there they will soon be getting out their shorts and sandals and bikinis.

This week I ask you to share your stories about summer loves, summer sexiness, summer hotness, summer holidays or any other thing you want to share about your summer.

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