Greetings from hot and hotter Kansas City, MO! I flew in yesterday and will be spending a week doing archaeological work with my colleagues and our students. Provided we don’t all melt into puddly little pools of dissolved human, that is.
As some of you know, usually this time of year we go down to the field in Honduras to excavate. However, because of the recent drug-related crime, we’re skipping Honduras this season and doing labwork and write up instead. It’s sad, but life goes on. And, frankly, it’s almost as hot as Honduras here in KC anyway. If I close my eyes and imagine farm animals outside my bedroom window at night, it’s practically like I’m there 😉
In anticipation of being away, I spent the last week powering through a story a day. I did pretty well with this exercise – ending up with 4 1/2 stories (my Friday story never got finished, alas). I think they all have potential to be submission-worthy once I get a chance to revise and polish them up. My story elements generator did it’s job, providing me with interesting combinations and helping me stretch my imagination a bit.
Anyway, it was a busy, productive week and I’m hoping for an equally good one coming up (though archaeology focused rather than writing focused).
Since I’m traveling, the blog may be a bit quieter than usual this week, but I’ll put up some story prompt for you and try to post an update later on.
Until then…stay cool!