Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Today's prompt is the flag I made after 9/11. I created a flag that spoke to the suffering and loss, and to the tributes and hope that followed. It started with the ribbon of flags from around the world, for this was an assault on humanity. The plaid ribbons honor the firefighters that day, the ribbons with ladybugs are for good luck, many ribbons with hearts because heart is what was needed. The puppy dogs and baseball bats are for the children orphaned that day. The teddy bears are for the children who died. The stars and insignias are for all in uniform who served that day and in the days following. The flowers are for the tributes that came from around the world. The top row start are closed hearts for those that were broken, and solid hearts for healing.
Choose an image from this flag as your prompt and write for fifteen minutes, fiction or non-fiction, centered on freedom, survival, or independence.
Happy 4th of July everyone.