Because today is National Handwriting Day, our Sunday Scribblings prompt for this week is Handwriting. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it…
Y’all… my handwriting is, for the most part, atrocious. I usually only write things by hand when I’m in a hurry and, that being the case, my handwriting is tiny and nearly illegible. Some may call it “chicken scratch.” I wouldn’t because, somehow, I am still able to read it. If some poor soul is forced to try and read my handwriting I will often offer to translate for them if they have difficulty, which they inevitably do.
Other than my signature, I’m not sure I’ve written anything in cursive in decades. I complain and say it’s a shame that cursive writing is no longer being taught in schools, yet I sit back and realize I never use it myself.
That last bit may have been an unintentional lie. I’ve mentioned on the blog that I tend to make the greeting cards I send to people rather than buy them at the store. This includes Christmas cards and birthday cards for various individuals. Some are certainly more clever than others. I’ve even shown off a few here and there… I digress. In making those cards, I usually stick with a manuscript style of handwriting because if the kid receiving the birthday card isn’t used to cursive, then I want to make sure they can read where it says “Happy Birthday!”
In instances regarding the hand made greeting cards, yes, I take my time and my handwriting is impeccable.
Thanks to everyone who participated this week and shared your links! Please visit their blogs, give them a follow, and take a look at how they interpreted the prompt.
Be sure to come back on Wednesday for the next Sunday Scribblings prompt! Encourage other bloggers to challenge themselves with the prompt! Remember that there are no rules for what you write, other than responding to the prompt! You can write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, biography, instruction… it’s all up to you!