Think back about …

Parking

From the time we started to drive, we had to worry about parking. Learning how to parallel park, avoiding parking lot collisions, acquiring monthly spaces in an office or apartment building. Then there was the other kind of “parking" - with a romantic interest in a secluded spot. Think back … to your experiences in driving or romance, as a teen or an adult. Share your parking stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Dickless Kenny and the Cul de Sac
I live on a cul-de-sac in the less extravagant environs of the HOLLYWOOD hills. Although the neighboring street rushes with [...]
The Good Fairy of Parking
by
Ever since I can remember, my mother could find a parking place anywhere.
Parking Spot
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Wherein I discuss parallel parking as well as a stint on the Attorney General's Office Parking Committee.
Avoiding the Boot
The traffic going into London for the morning commute is insane.  The roads in London are impossible (and no GPS then).  [...]
L.A. Story
When I first met him, I was living at the Villa Roma, a sweet little rose-pink courtyard apartment on a tree-lined street. [...]
New Rules: Parking
I love to shop local and support the small businesses that still exist in my community, but the first consideration is always [...]
Mel
I have already written about losing my parked BMW in 2003 (Finding the Car). Therefore, I will go in a different direction [...]
The Teppers
Upon seeing this week’s prompt, I quickly realized that I had a ton – dare I suggest a whole parking lot? – of stories on the [...]
The Parking Lot Seniority List
For many years until I retired I worked as the librarian at Jane Addams,   a small,  inner-city vocational high school in the [...]

New Stories on Old Prompts

Pet Sounds
Wouldn't it be nice to hear them again?
Prompted By Pets
October 17, 2021

Past Stories You May Have Missed

Seven Double Chivases on the Rocks
I moved to Chicago in 1978 to take a sales position with a company willing to hire me. My husband stayed in Boston and we [...]
June 3, 2016
Street Fighting [Wo]man
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“Hey! The time is right for violent revolution” sang Mick Jagger in August 1968. When I heard it, I had just come [...]
Prompted By Student Activism
April 17, 2018

Think back about …

Parking

From the time we started to drive, we had to worry about parking. Learning how to parallel park, avoiding parking lot collisions, acquiring monthly spaces in an office or apartment building. Then there was the other kind of “parking" - with a romantic interest in a secluded spot. Think back … to your experiences in driving or romance, as a teen or an adult. Share your parking stories forward.

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