Think back about …

Brain Games

Besides keeping ourselves physically fit, people of a certain age are now encouraged to exercise our brains to keep them healthy. While they might not eliminate all those dreaded senior moments, brain games such as crossword puzzles and Sudoku are supposed to help stave off cognitive decline. Think back … Do you remember the previous generation exercising their brains? If so, how? What brain games are you playing to stay sharp? Or do you knit or dance instead? Share your brain games stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Featured Story

Reciting by heart–and from the heart
As most language was eluding her, it was wonderful that she was able to profit from the memorization exercises of her childhood.

Readers’ Choice

It’s Only Words, and Words Are All I Have…
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I love word games and crossword puzzles. But here's the thing - to me they are social activities, done with other people.
Boustrophedonic Musings
What does plowing a field have to do with knitting, one may ask. The answer: As knitters know, when knitting an intarsia [...]
Listening to words
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Every Sunday I listen to this amazing, funny, and very challenging game show that involves words ...
My Write Brain
I was 68 when my “write brain” took over. I have written over 800 stories and a book since I retired. While I don’t do brain [...]
My Daily D.O.S.E.
The reason brain games are so satisfying is purely scientific: chemicals. We get a DOSE of them when we succeed...
My Husband’s Game
I know the perception is that I have excellent recall of events long-past, but trust me when I tell you, this is a mere [...]
Puzzled
Talk about prescient.  Before this prompt was posted (I swear it), in writing my “Lost and Found” story about how [...]
Tales of the Scrabble Table
Brought to You by the Letter Y I love the game and that’s why the Scrabble gods watch over me. Last summer I was playing [...]

New Stories on Old Prompts

Vanity Insanity
I have down-to-there hair. It has almost always been shoulder length or longer. Once, as I was getting into my car, a guy [...]
Prompted By Hair
September 18, 2020

Past Stories You May Have Missed

Sorting Old Pictures – A Bittersweet Effort to Put Life in Order
For some pictures, it was easy to say good riddance. But the photos of people I love – that’s another matter.
Prompted By Good Riddance
October 1, 2018
A Journey to Maine
Maine is hard to get to from just about anywhere. But I'll make that journey every time.
Prompted By Travel
July 18, 2016

Think back about …

Brain Games

Besides keeping ourselves physically fit, people of a certain age are now encouraged to exercise our brains to keep them healthy. While they might not eliminate all those dreaded senior moments, brain games such as crossword puzzles and Sudoku are supposed to help stave off cognitive decline. Think back … Do you remember the previous generation exercising their brains? If so, how? What brain games are you playing to stay sharp? Or do you knit or dance instead? Share your brain games stories forward.

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