Last week we switched from health and wellness to seasonal interests. Today we are going to tackle one of the characteristics of summer. However, heat can have many more connotations that the weather.
The list of definitions of the word heat would reach to the end of this post without any quotes. Here’s a start
- height of stress (battle)
- a game ( played in heats)
- pungency of flavor
- intense law-enforcement activity
- pressure, coercion
- abuse, criticism
Hunting Hot Stories
Remember you can write whatever temperature your audience can handle, but I’ll only post links to responses that are appropriate for a g-rated audience. See what you can do with heat and quotes.
Some Quotes to Get You Started
Guy Fieri might be able to prime your story pump with a pungent grilling recipe. Or just mention his name. I got 10,000 hits on Facebook when I merely mentioned his name describing our local Woodlake Drive In that has the best hamburgers in the world.
There are two different things: there’s grilling, and there’s barbecue. Grilling is when people say, ‘We’re going to turn up the heat, make it really hot and sear a steak, sear a burger, cook a chicken.’ Barbecue is going low and slow.Guy Fieri
Maybe you want to talk about the process of writing or building something when you get a hot idea.
I’m like a crockpot on low heat. My mind constantly comes up with ideas, but I abandon a lot of them after a week or two. It’s the ones that keep coming to me, that keep picking up flavors, that haunt me, those are the ones that wind up getting written.Laura Amy Schlitz
Maybe you have a hot adventure story tinged with a bit of humor to share!
You can’t have your kayak and heat it.Denis Norden
Remember your worst vacation ever? This is the time to tell that story.
The crowd loves a record, and if they’re gonna be standing out there in crazy, blistering heat on the 4th of July, I mean, if they’re doing it, I may as well try and give them a record.Joey Chestnut
Do you have some hot tips for us? Using at least one quote to get you started, here is your chance to blast us with a ton of tips.
Some people seem to think their oven self-cleans, but you need to clean it to stop things getting blocked up so you get a good rotation of air and heat inside. Get a probe to test the oven is reaching what it says it’s reaching to.Paul Hollywood
Do you have a story from your childhood before there were air conditioners everywhere? What? You’ve never lived without air conditioners? Ever gotten into a hot car with leather seats? Ouch.
“It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.”Walter Winchell
Speaking of air conditioners I have the mother of all air conditioner stories.
“I’m in a relationship with my air conditioner.”Unknown
Have you ever picked the wrong day to go on a hike in the mountains and gotten a little hot under the collar?
“I was used to heat but this place was so dry the trees were bribing the dogs.”Irvine Welsh
The heat of passion can make you do many things. One of the more productive is finding your life’s work. The other, of course, is finding your life’s companion.
“You should enjoy your work, so pursue something you find interesting, and if you work hard at it, it will turn into a passion.”Cary Bergeron
My Hot Story
COVID summer heat baking in summer fires AC broken down hundred ten outside breathing flakes - orange-brown ash frantic for cool air cats sprawled by air vents clogged, cooling breezes lockdown - go inside closed windows and doors stifled movements - lie around drinking cold fluids survived burning days alive
#WQWWC Community Contributions
Thank you to each of you for your amazing stories, thoughts, poems and, of course, quotes. Have a wonderful week
Cee Neuner and I want to announce a new photo challenge we will co-host starting this Friday. More details tomorrow!