Greetings, fellow writers, and welcome to the 5th Pantry of Prose—when Poets and Storytellers get together to read and tell tales. Today’s theme is Away from Home. The motif came to me while I was on vacation (I wonder why *cough*), but it does not mean that we are expected to write vacation stories (unless we really wish to).
We can approach this theme from so many angles… We can let our muses dance with the words of Czeslaw Milosz, and write an Away from Home story that shows how “Language is the only homeland.”
Or, we can read into Maya Angelou spell, and craft a tale that shows how (if?) “The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”
Only you can choose where your Away from Home story will take us… So, my beloved Poets and Storytellers, for today’s prompt, let us write a new short story or essay or article (in 313 words or fewer), that explores the idea of being Away from Home.
As a secondary option, you can take one of your old poems, which fits the week’s theme, and turn it into a new short story.
Please let us know which option you chose.
This prompt will remain open until Tuesday night. One entry per participant. Visit other storytellers. Delight in homes made words.
a wee note in rose (for newcomers and seasoned dwellers): We love poetry, but the Pantry of Prose is… for prose (meaning, short stories, slice of life pieces, essays). So, with my deepest apologies, links to poems will be deleted.
a tardy note in blue: the theme for Sumana’s next Midweek Motif is “Weather”.