Watching the World Change

When I was a kid, I would watch for gray winter skies and wonder if school would be closed for a snow day. The kids in my part of the world watch for gray autumn skies and wonder if school will be closed for a fire day. Even if the fire spares your town here, your area might be under mandatory evacuation, the power may be cut off or the air quality may be too hazardous to go outside. I’m watching the world change in real time and in ways I never imagined.

Since there is nothing I can do about the fires, I’m spending my non-worrying time figuring out how to use these changes to expand my writing. Perhaps I’ll try a bit of historical fiction, as I think I have a better grasp of the dread an ancient Kievan peasant might have felt looking at the growing cloud on the eastern horizon, wondering if it were a storm or the khan’s cavalry invading the land.

Luck and wisdom!

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