In honor of the Autumn Equinox I participated in another lovely creative writing workshop with my past teacher and mentor Azar Kohzadi! To me, the months preceding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other fall/winter holidays can feel somewhat lonely and disconcerting. Ironically, living in Denver my entire life, I’ve never been a fan of cold weather–it marks a transitional period between what I’ve always viewed as the warm, exciting summer into chilly, colorless months. However a lot of my friends enjoy this season, associating it with family, joy, tradition and coziness.
Regardless, our next writing prompt is musing on this season. What are some of your best and worst memories from holiday seasons past? What are you thinking your house will be like this year? What will it smell like? Sound like? Look like? Feel like?
Do you value tradition and keeping things the same more or value trying new things/unconventional holidays? Why or why not? Is that preference the same in other parts of your life, or different?
This is a series of writing prompts inspired by these general ideas! Feel free to share anything you write or think about in the comments, in the feedback slot at the bottom right or on the Kidsanimalstation.com contact page! Or, start with the first iteration of this prompt by clicking the link here.