First of all, I would like to remind you that there is a Block Party going on as you read this. A few people are already mingling (or sitting in a corner by themselves, or are passed out with an empty bottle of booze in their hand), so do not be shy and join them once you finish reading this post.
My annual Block Party is right –> THIS <– way.
“Write a story inspired by the word “shield”.”
– a prompt for this week’s CW piece.
“Can we go outside today, Mommy?” – I remember myself asking throughout my childhood, but the answer was always the same.
“Not today, Sweet Pea” – my mother would respond with gentleness in her voice.
“Why not?” – I would ask, folding my arms with dismay.
“One day, when you grow…
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