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When Writer’s Digest Community offered this weekly prompt, there was no question I would combine my loves of holiday music, Harry Connick Jr, and NYC/Central Park. Take two of your favorite songs, and match up a line from the chorus of one with a line from the chorus of the other. Then, write a scene that starts with the first lyric, and ends with the second.
I hope the location came across clear enough; Central Park in autumn, when the leaves and snow intermingle. I am a romantic, obviously, and I have no problem sharing that.
The two songs I chose were “Autumn in New York” and “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve”. The latter is my all-time favorite holiday song. The former is a dream… so far.
Maybe someday I’ll get there – New York in Autumn. Or winter. Maybe for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
But that won’t stop me from dreaming of it; and striving for it.
This New Year’s Eve I’ll be working: writing my way to New York City, and every other place I’ve ever wanted to visit. I’ve got to start somewhere, somehow. I choose now to start.
What will you be doing New Year’s Eve?
What a fun prompt. I love the way your answer to it came out.
New York in autumn is cold! But it is beautiful with all the colors…before the snow & subzero temperatures hit :) I love your writing prompt answer…where do you find said prompts?
I actually liked that I didn’t know where it took place at the beginning. It allowed the romantic nature of the story to play itself out and then when the Autumn in New York song title revealed itself, my romantic ideas of new york made the whole thing even better. I’m glad that I didn’t have my romantic notions of new york to add to the story you were telling. :) Very good story.