Remember back in the 60s when everyone was building bomb shelters? They planned to move the family into them and live there for months until it was time to come out safely.

We didn’t have the nuclear war everyone was expecting back then, so we didn’t try all living in one small space for weeks at a time. We’re trying it now however. Getting a taste of what it’s like when the world outside the door is scary.

Lucky for us, the grocery stores are still open, the pizza joint still delivers, Netflix is streaming, and your FaceTime conversations with your best friend are still a go.

Please use the open space below to share your first 50 words on the topic “remember.”

Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

One thought on “Remember”

  1. Twitter(ing)images, make me laugh, empathise, rant a little.
    One… a Spanish woman feeds her mother, wiping her mouth, dementia’s detritus. A look she gives her daughter, no words, but says so much … a wordless, painful stare. I remember that stare from my mother. Wordless tears fall at last.

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