Minnesota Heat Waves

Heat waves and thunder is the normal rhythm of this summer. Instant sweat appears on our skin one day and thunder is never far behind. My parents used to say that someone is bowling in the sky during the storms and I always picture the lightening as a strike. I think there’s been a tournament every week because of all the moisture in the air.

The cooling sizzle that happens on the sidewalk helps beat the heat but the moldy wet in the air isn’t the best for anyone with allergies this year. I’ve stepped outside for the past few weeks and I felt like I was in Hawaii. Early mornings mean wet sidewalks with the sunrise from a quick thunderstorm, and the air smells like wet grass instead of ocean salt. Quick downpours catch some of us without umbrellas and you see us all scurry for cover. Five minutes pass and it’s all over until tomorrow.

I would joke about the ocean moving toward us here but with global morning that’s becoming a little too real for many of us. As a writer I think about large filters or vacuums sucking up the pollution like giant sky wind socks to help with climate change. Maybe sky whales that fly in the air and gulp pollution will become a reality in our future. Maybe that’s why they need to include more creative people to help them find solutions. We wouldn’t build anything ordinary.

Where does your imagination have you this summer? Mine is filled with floating whales or those emojis that pop up in Kdramas when I’m walking around the streets. Some days my imagination turns people into animals, or circus characters. Some days I want to be the Mime that annoys everyone. Maybe it’s a good thing that part of me never grew up.

Unwind a little this summer and let your imagination turn the snails in your garden into giant steam punk taxis. Build a secret garden for real in your backyard or create your own adult hut with a bar. Put a giant cut-out in your lawn and see what your neighbors do. Just don’t tell them you have a security camera.

The point is to have a little fun this summer. Don’t do the ordinary. Make your friends bob for their own beer around the campfire. Did you see that TikTok of the dad that ate his daughter’s gummies? Don’t do that on purpose but you get what I mean. Laughter is a good thing. Share if you have ideas.

My posts are Monday through Friday.

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~Yoon Ju

Published by yoonjuwrites

I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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