WEEKEND WRITING PROMPT – MUSEUM

Published September 8, 2019 by rochellewisoff

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in Sammi’s Comment Section.

147 words (not including title 😉 )

MODERN ANTIQUITY

A summer breeze with a touch of autumn ruffled my hair as my husband and I perused the annual art fair. My favorite tent housed a collection of elaborate mixed media paintings. In one particularly intricate piece, the artist depicted bits of Kansas City history from the Civil War’s Battle of Westport to the roaring 20’s.  

At another booth I try on a handmade porkpie hat. “Whatcha think?”

Jan grins. “It’s you.”

We move onto the next tent. “Abstract.” I sniff. “Not my cup of tea.”

Vestiges of the 19th century are apparent in not quite downtown Kansas City. Restaurants and saloons have taken up residence in many of the historic buildings. The brick walls and high ceilings are evidence of times past. I swear I almost heard wagon wheels on old dusty roads.

Westport, where past and present converge, is a museum in its own right.

 

Jan.

Yours Truly. Nope, didn’t buy the hat.

17 comments on “WEEKEND WRITING PROMPT – MUSEUM

    • Na’ama Y’karah,

      I’m kind of a hat person even though I didn’t wear one Saturday. I have quite a few. However the porkpie was pretty pricey. 😉 Love art fairs and historical places, too. Thank for joining us. 😉

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

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      • Well, if you wanna wear a porkpie hat, you go ahead and wear one, Darlin’ because SOMEONE’s gotta, and because you do you. 🙂
        I like hats in general, but they tend to give me a headache AND I have a very small head (long story, but when we had to be fitted for gas masks, I was sent to the children’s department because the adult ‘small’ was too big for moi …) so the selection of hats isn’t always relevant or has no staying power … 😉

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