Friday, July 19th, 2013

Writing Prompt – Heat Wave, and No AC, Alas

Mommy and baby girl in bikinis with their backs to the camera, sitting on the edge of a pool.We’re having a heat wave, which is no surprise, because it’s July on the East Coast.

Unfortunately, the AC decided to give out today. I’m waiting for a call back from some AC Repair companies to let me know if they can make it out anytime soon.

(This rots, because I had plans for today. Big Plans!)

Instead, we’re sitting here stewing – literally, not figuratively, because at least the basement is a cool 73 degrees. And I have iced-tea brewing – my favorite.

Hope you’re keeping cool!

Here’s Your Prompt:

  • Temperature spikes usually make people uncomfortable. Write about heat. Irritable people, tensions escalating, tempers flaring. Write about:
    • Tempers flaring out of control in the office, or
    • Tempers flaring out of control on public transportation: a bus, in a taxi, or on an airplane.
    • Write about a married couple — or a young couple living together — trapped in a sweltering apartment and no funds to get to the movies or somewhere where they might spend some time getting cool.
       
  • Heat also brings up the possibility of passion. Write about sex on a tropical island, or in a candle lit room. Write about hot, passionate kisses. Write about forbidden sex or your deep-in-your-heart sexual fantasy. Write long, torrid sex scenes designed to make your reader squirm, where the climax is, achingly, pages and pages later.

Good luck!

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2 comments to Writing Prompt – Heat Wave, and No AC, Alas

  • Sorry that your AC is out. Hope it gets fixed soon, though I’ve found those folks don’t get there as fast as the furnace people do when your heat is out!

    At least the heat suggested some great writing prompts!

    Funny how dependent we’ve gotten on AC, isn’t it? I guess it’s no surprise that the inventor of AC hailed from Florida, and that they have a monument, a museum, and a grave site dedicated to him in the town of Apalachicola. There probably wouldn’t be quite so many people living in Florida if it weren’t for AC.

    • Hi Steve!

      I kept calling places until I found someone with same day service. Turned out to be a small part and a quick fix. (There was much rejoicing!)

      I think a road trip to FL is in order to pay homage! Writing retreat in Apalachicola?

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