Think back about …

Feathering Our Nests

We humans instinctively try to make our homes attractive and comfortable. As Baby Boomers, throughout our lives we have “nested” in many different places, from childhood bedrooms, to dorm rooms, no-frills apartments, and upscale houses. Think back … what did you do to make a past dwelling, however humble, feel like home? How does it compare to your current house? Are the next generation’s nesting habits similar or different? Share your Feathering Our Nests stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Sofa-bed
Our first living room couch was really a sofa-bed –  we bought it thinking when it wasn’t being a living room couch it [...]
An Ode to Joy
Sometimes, feathering your own nest nearly thrusts you into the next nest over.
My Nest Twigs Are Blowing In The Wind
Happily the forecast is for more and bigger wind.
Good Old Desk
by
Just before my senior year of high school, my mother redid my bedroom with a 5-piece set of teak furniture and a 6' x 9' Rya rug.
The Way We Were
The house looked sort of lived-in, and we loved it, eclectic and thrown-together though it was.
Furnished by Retainer
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For independents like me, retainers are unheard of.
When You Can’t Afford Feathers
Our first nest was rather humble. We really couldn’t afford to do much feathering of this nest.
412 Beacon Street
Dan and I have always had specific design ideas. They have changed as our tastes have grown more sophisticated and our [...]
Schlock Treatment
I like to think I have fairly good taste in art and decor (and yes — in friends, movies, restaurants, etc.).  Trouble [...]

New Stories on Old Prompts

Comments on “Priciest Purchase” Prompt
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Prompted By Priciest Purchase
October 1, 2022

Past Stories You May Have Missed

9-11 in the Pfau Household
We came off the Vineyard just before Labor Day, 2001 to a house in renovation chaos and our family in chaos. My in-laws had [...]
Prompted By 9/11
September 9, 2017
Poopin’ on Parties
The evening was elaborate, hilarious to witness the amazing creativity that people showed, and a lot easier to endure the [...]
Prompted By Parties
September 25, 2018

Think back about …

Feathering Our Nests

We humans instinctively try to make our homes attractive and comfortable. As Baby Boomers, throughout our lives we have “nested” in many different places, from childhood bedrooms, to dorm rooms, no-frills apartments, and upscale houses. Think back … what did you do to make a past dwelling, however humble, feel like home? How does it compare to your current house? Are the next generation’s nesting habits similar or different? Share your Feathering Our Nests stories forward.

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