In celebration of the summer weather, grab a notebook and pen and pay a visit to your favorite city park. Once you’re there, spend some time observing what’s happening. Using what you’ve observed as inspiration, write a story that takes place entirely inside your park.
Hot dogs sizzle on backyard grills; the stars and stripes drape themselves over every available surface, and fireworks—amateur and professional—light up the sky at all hours of the night. This past Friday, we celebrated the Fourth of July, the time-honored holiday that marks America’s independence. Back in 1776, however, American independence was anything but certain.