100 Word Challenge: Face

I left my house today for the first time in a week. Other than venturing out for the mail or to water my plants, I’ve been Sheltering in Place. Today, I needed milk and tomatoes so with mask neatly covering my nose and mouth, Lysol wipes gripped in my fist and hand sanitizer in my purse, off I went.

It was gratifying to see that more of the other shoppers and grocery store staff were also sporting new masks… masks of every color and shape imaginable. Green arrows and red exes pointed the way to navigate the store and lines on the floor marked six-foot safety distances at the check out.

With my smartphone in hand, my shopping list app open for reminders of what I needed, I set off on a meandering trip up and down the aisles. For the most part, people were being respectful of personal distancing. There were a few unmasked people going up the down aisles and getting a smidge too close, but I was ready to ram my cart into trespassers in my comfort zone. I’m kidding… maybe.

The one thing I didn’t count on was that my phone’s Face ID would not function properly while I was wearing my mask. I had to keep entering in my pin number every time the screen timed out. I was apparently unrecognizable.

“Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.” Khalil Gibran

This week’s word is:

Face

What to do:

Using “face” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

7 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge: Face

    1. Sorry it’s taken so long to acknowledge your post. We lost cable connections after Hurricane Sally. Took a week to restore service. It’s never too late to write to a prompt. Always glad to have your join in.

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  1. Here is my attempt at a poem.

    Face It, by Darlene Foster

    I don’t think I can face it
    Long term isolation
    What will I do?
    I’m a people person

    No long walks on the beach
    No coffee with friends
    No meals out
    No social gatherings
    No travel to interesting places and events

    Let’s face it
    This isolation is all right
    I’m reading more
    Writing more
    Keeping in touch with family and friends more
    Helping others
    Enjoying hubby’s company
    Loving my dog
    Trying new recipes
    Eating very well
    Appreciating the silence

    Let’s face it
    I’m becoming a better person
    More patient
    More tolerant
    More kind
    I’m even becoming a poet

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