Writing Prompt: No Swimming

It amazes me that it has been deemed necessary to post No Swimming signs around retention ponds. Especially here in Florida, I’ve assumed it’s common knowledge for everyone that standing water, unless fed by a spring, is guaranteed to make you sick with some sort of amoeba or parasite. Yet, somehow, somewhere, there must be…

Writing Prompt

I’ve been taking a lot of pictures lately as both a mental break from writing and a means of stretching other creative muscles. They say in weightlifting that if you train smaller, less noticeable muscles, it helps to support the growth and strength of the larger ones. I’m hoping the same applies to the creative…

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I had the unique fortune to visit the Genius Reserve in Winter Park today as part of an evening field trip for my class. While the indigenous and exotic flora were interesting, I’d say the strutting fauna definitely dominated the show. This guy, with his machismo display of feather and pomp, won me over. If…