I lucked onto the Word Bank blog — that’s Word Bank, not World Bank — and WOW whatta resource! Check it out for posts on reading, writing, editing, and just about anything word-related.
What led me there was an interview there with my online writer friend JT Twissel. She isn’t really mean to cows, insofar as I know.
No, it’s Dairy Carrie who’s mean to her cows. Sometimes. When she needs to be. You know how, when your toddler gets overtired and really needs a nap but really doesn’t want one and you put the toddler to bed and he/she tells you what a mean mommy you are? She’s that kind of mean. Otherwise, not.
You know what used to be fabulous but isn’t anymore and it sucks that it isn’t? The night sky. [Update: I meant to say that Holly Jahangiri (the real one) has a great article about this problem.] I live in the freakin’ country, and I can’t see a fraction of the stars I used to see when I was a kid. Yeah, okay, I can’t see as much of anything as I could when I was a kid, but still. Even out here in the sticks, there’s so much light pollution I can’t even see the Milky Way. The International Dark-Sky Association is working to remedy that. Turns out there are lots of ways — ways that are not only cost-neutral but cost-effective — to keep what needs to be lit lighted and to radically limit the light lost to light pollution.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What does your main character miss most from childhood, not counting people/pets?