Prompt for Monday 8.24.20: Usual Patterns

chicken covered in Scottish tartan pattern on therapist's couch with therapist saying that by suggesting breaking out of the usual pattern did not mean this.

Okay, here’s the last prompt for August.  Some prompts that come to mind are patterns, routines, chickens, therapy, Freud, couches, cartoons, the “funny papers,” drawing, and taking notes.  How about you?  Any ideas?

Go ahead a write a piece and then post it below as a contest entry.  The August winner(s) will be announced the first week of September, barring something really, really bad happening.  Like a zombie apocalypse or me chopping my head open while I’m experimenting with cutting my hair.


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