It’s happening again.
Though I have already penned an epitaph, the Essay-a-week challenge is refusing to die. Numerous writers, myself included, have fumbled around week after week with the content. We could of been spending our summers soaked in sunshine. We could of been experiencing, rather than chronicling.
And yet here we are again, reader. You sitting and slouching and skimming these words, and me shitting and scamming and scrambling them out.
Most would give up by now. They’d enjoy themselves. Attempt to be productive in the summer. Strive for something. Anything. Everything except this.
We’ve been here for four years – struggling, straining, stressing together. We’re squares, dear reader.
So like a quadrilateral, let us contain this absurdity with just a bit of structure. Below are some of the topics (which, for those who care, border on repetition of previous years). As always, I’ll finish them in my own way on my own timeline. When that will be, though, I’m not sure. First thing I need to do is create a timeline. Then if I still have time: the Essay-a-week challenge.
Week of May 5: What is the best thing that happened to you in the past year? What do you think your answer to the same question will be one year from now?
Week of May 12: Say something that you’ve wanted to say for a while, but haven’t had the chance. Or say something that you wished you had said a long time ago.
Week of May 19: Write about one thing that you think the rest of the world should pay more attention to or be more concerned about.
Week of May 26: What is important to you?
Week of June 2: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
Week of June 9: What is your favourite memory?
Week of June 16: If you could go to any point in time and space, where and when would you go?
Week of June 23: What is something that people don’t know about you, but you wish they did? Or, if you want to be more daring, what is something that people think they know about you, but you wish they didn’t?