Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Butterfly Hours Memoir Project: HOOD

For 2019 I'm running a year-long series on my blog in which I share my responses to the writing assignment prompts found in THE BUTTERLY HOURS by Patty Dann.

I welcome you to join me, if you like! I've divided the prompts by month, and the plan is to respond to 3 (or so) a week. For some of these I may write poems, for others prose. The important thing is to mine my memory. Who knows where this exploration will lead?
In January I wrote about: apron, bar, basketball, bed, bicycle, birthday, boat, broom, button, cake, car.

In February: chair, chlorine, church, concert, cookbook, couch, dancing, desk, dessert, dining room table, diploma.
March: divorce, door, dream, emergency room, envelope, eyebrows, first apartment, first job, food, game, garden.

April: I took a break to focus on ARTSPEAK: Happy!

Here are the prompts for May: gloves, great-grandparent, guidebook, gun, gym class, hair, hands, hat, high heels, honeymoon, hood.


Doll like the one I had
now available on ebay.
This is the first prompt in the series for which I am drawing a complete blank. Car hood? Nope... though I do have a car TRUNK story... maybe later. :) Surely I had a hooded coat or sweatshirt or SOMETHING. But nothing is coming to me – except a doll collection I got as a teenager that included Little Red Riding Hood. Of course she was wearing her red cape, complete with hood. For the early years of our marriage, I displayed Little Red and the other dolls in the collection in our dining room china cabinet. Eventually I gave the dolls away.

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