You writers are so creative, both with your words and your watermelon stories.  Enjoy these musings from last week’s prompt and be sure to ponder our Chatter-Publicist Stephanie Barko’s invitation at the end of this Chat.  The timing of her invitation is why this issue is going out mid-week.

Besides munching watermelon, what other ways do you stay cool during these dog days of summer–maybe in a pool?  Hey, next time maybe you could share your first swimming memories.  In a YMCA pool?  In a hotel pool on vacation?  Tossed overboard on a fishing trip?  I remember as a kid in Butte, Montana, hearing our mom say, “No, you have to wait until it’s at least in the 60s to go swimming.”  Now, that’s a cool summer, let me tell you!