Hello, all! First, let me offer this: the first person to post on this topic wins a free advance galley of The Other Mother.
Hopefully, you'll love it and tell all your friends to pre-order or run out and get one on August 7th, 2007. Just post your writing (in the comments) (you also have to actually write to the topic), and I'll contact you for your address!
Second, we went to the fireworks despite the rain last night. The display was spectacular (even though they cancelled the skydivers, and, having never witnessed skydivers, I was a little disappointed), and reminded me of my own childhood 4ths, watching fireworks from Boston Common, listening to the Boston Pops play the 1812 Overature, scared and thrilled by the light, sound, and drunks. Not to mention staying up late.
Leaving the show last night, my daughter couldn't stop talking as we walked along the dark streets with the other satisfied audience members, noticing how quiet it was, how dark it was, how it was late, how the rain made funny sounds on her hood, and then this, which I love: "Mommy, those fireworks were so beautiful, they were even more beautiful than a banana peel!"
The thing is, I get it. She meant the shape of an open peel after you've just denuded the fruit.
Enough. On to your writing topic:
Write about too much (noise, talking, food, interference, love, swimming, sex...have at it!) for 17 minutes.
And hope you all had a spectacular 4th!