I have several entries stuck in a worn edition of 300 Writing Prompts that I will share during the #AtoZChallenge.
The one is in response to the prompt: It is the end of your career and you are up on stage being presented with a major award. What award is it, and what have you won it for? Global pandemics tend to shed a different light on such topics.
But I wrote this response long before the COVID took hold.
I think it’s good to reflect on such things. My day will someday come. The thought now is, what will I do between then and now? Plenty. And some of nothing. And a lot that can’t be classified as either.
My end of career award(s)
I hope there are plenty of years between now and then! I might not even have started my life’s work. But if I had to choose today, here are possibilities:
1. Lowest percentage of books finished to books started
This goes for those read and those written. All those forgotten bookmarks. I have an NFL history book, two fiction pieces and the adventures of Jamal Tamal to get writing.
2. Cheese enchilada lifetime achievement
A lifetime of dedication, ordering them from coast to coast, always respectful of local tradition and customs, always, ALWAYS, de queso. Aye carajo!
3. Best seasons with the most losses
Yep. That’s my happy team. We’ve forgotten that 10-1 drubbing we took. Maybe it’s a love of the game, or of each other. Or getting enchiladas afterward.
4. Most combined blog references to Kesha/disc golf/dodgers hate
God bless #merica. Kesha isn’t as prominent around here lately, I haven’t thrown a disc since the Spanish Flu, and I love that the dodgers aren’t winning a THING right now.
5. Helped to raise 3 bad mama jamas
I’m well on my way to this one. Perhaps my lifetime achievement, if you discount the record for fourth-place ribbons won in elementary school track meets.
What about you? What would your award be for?