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Welcome to October 5  Today’s prompt is:  Which do you prefer, city living or country living…and why?

So that you don’t feel so alone in your embarrassment, here’s the story of why I prefer country living:

I lived in South Florida when there was still space between the cities.  At 5, the street in front of our home became an 8-lane major thoroughfare when no expressways divided the state.  The sounds of traffic never ceased.

Mom had 2 rules about playing with kids in the neighborhood:  Don’t go past our block, and come home when you’re called.  The door was rarely locked.

By high school, fences began to sprout around neighborhood yards, we couldn’t stay out past dusk and the doors were kept locked.

In the country, I open my window and see trees.  We hear whispers of traffic from the 2-lane road a quarter-mile away. I never want to live in a city again.

Here are the rules:

  1. A prompt for #TMAT120 will be given the first Thursday of every month. The prompt challenge begins whenever it’s that day in your time zone.  It ends on the 2nd Thursday of the month.  

  2. I will copy and paste every post and publish it on the last Thursday of the month. Or maybe the 2nd to the last Thursday.  It depends upon a lot of factors (such as forgetting to do it until the last week of the month).

  3. Limit your #TMAT120 post to 120 words and a link to the #TMAT site. People who participate in limited-word prompts aren’t expecting a 1,000 word explanation before it begins.

  4. Use this picture above to show that you are participating in the #TMAT120. Please don’t alter (except for size).  

  5. Please don’t use hard-core curse words. Only lazy writers use variations of the F word for shock “value.”

  6. Copy and paste the URL in the reply section below, or you can do a pingback if you have a WordPress blog.

  7. Take time to read other people’s posts, after all it’s only 120 words. And you might make a new friend.

© Joelle LeGendre  Joelle’s tales:  Tell me a tale in 120 words