Tag: September 2020 Group Writing

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I’d start by coming up with a solid goal. Destroying the world. or even destroying civilization, is pointless. I currently rule nothing, after destroying the world, I would still rule nothing, and have harder time getting toilet paper. Ruling the world is almost as bad. I have a target painted on my back 24-7, and […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. An Open Letter to the Woke Left


To my “woke” fellow Americans:

As a forty-something conservative woman, I think you are leading the country to disaster with your rigid codes of conduct, your rejection of the US and its values, and the divisions you inflame among American citizens. Why should you listen to me? For what it’s worth, I have a perspective broadened by living overseas. I’ve witnessed the contrasts in living conditions between the US and other parts of the world. I know something of the gulf in worldviews that results, outside the West, in truly culturally acceptable favoritism and inequality.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. If I Were Someone Else, I Wouldn’t Be Me


The theme for this month’s Group Writing challenges us to imagine a different scenario for ourselves. When I was a child, I read a lot of the Childhood of Famous Americans series from the school library. (I think I read nearly every book in the school library, and the librarian would let me come in between class changes and grab a book off the shelf without checking it out, knowing that I would read it on my lap under my desk during the more dull classes and bring it back before the end of the day.)

The stories of people like John Muir, Osceola, Babe Didrickson, Robert Fulton, Annie Oakley, Sam Clemens, Crazy Horse, and so many others moved me, inspired me, gave me ideas. I imagined myself as those people, and what I would do in the situations they faced, and I learned what I wanted in my own life. My mind was opened to amazing and strange possibilities, but I also saw the constrictions they faced, the challenges that existed for them even from a young age.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. If I Were The Good Cat, I Would Make The Weird Human Stay Home


Dearest Weird Human, 

If I as the Good Cat could, I would make you come home more often. Just sitting on top of the suitcase when you’re packing doesn’t seem to do it. The other three humans are nice and all, they always have treats (and you’re stingy with those!), and pats, and call me by my real name, but it’s not quite the same. You let me lay next to you all day, even when I sit on the keyboard because I want more attention and make the laptop start flashing, and take me on walks with the leash so I can catch butterflies, and on visits to your friends. 

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. If I Were a Hermit, I’d Live in a Cabin in the Woods


Since @cliffordbrown has given us the freedom to be anything or anyone we want to be for Group Writing this month, I have decided I would like to become a hermit. I would find a two-room cabin that is surrounded by trees but receives enough sunshine to light the small main room, bright rays splashing across the wooden floor. It would have to have electricity and indoor plumbing.

I would take special care decorating the cabin: hooked rugs, wooden shelves, two comfortable chairs, and a small sofa. The colors would be a tribute to fall—oranges, light browns, and deep reds. There would be small toss pillows to create the feeling of softness and healing. And a small wooden table with one wooden chair, with a pillow on the seat, in front of a window that looks out on the breathtaking scenery.