“Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.
How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.”
Another prompt I “promptly” forget until I land on Fandango’s or other participant’s blog on or after the appointed date. I have been blogging, in one place or another, one focus or another, from 2009. Most of my older blogs are locked — I think I can access them . . .
This particular version was “birthed” in September 2016. I did a quick tour of November 12 posts and I’ve decided to share this one.
Originally posted for Jane Doughtery’s Strange Sunday/microfiction #22 challenge on November 12, 2016:
“This strange and mysterious painting is by German artist Makis Warlamis. You can think of it as an antidote to the Isle of the Dead of a couple of weeks ago. It represents Utopia, but where did it come from and where is it going? Is that our Earth beneath it, and if it is, where are all the people? It certainly doesn’t look like my idea of devastation. Is it even a human utopia? I’d like to read your thoughts, so post the link to your story in the comments before next Thursday (sorry about the late posting, but you can do it).”