A bunch of us writers and bloggers hang out at a blog called Ann Linquist Writes. There's a link to it over there under "visit my friends." She is a writing instructor and we are/were her students. Every so often she throws us a writing prompt. We hungry writers pounce on it, haul it off to our secret writing places, and gnaw on it for a while. Then, we proudly present our finished product to the others.
Sometimes it gets fairly chaotic over there, as you can imagine.
What you are going to see below is my response to her prompt "Perseverance." We can't post photos at her site, so I'm sending them over here to check it out.
You are going to see an insect. Cool it. It's only an ant. It's only real life. No screaming allowed, or, if you must, please hold a pillow over your face.
The ant tried many, many times to climb up on the water hose. I have no idea why. Maybe it thought the grass carpet was greener on the other side. Maybe it thought it would be smoother going on the hose than on those fibers of the phony grass carpet. Who knows what ants think? All they do is work, work, work.
(And now that I've gotten that out of the way, back to writing Part Two of The Famous Poet and Me.)