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Weekend Assignment: Too Hot to Sleep

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Hello writers!

Hot and steamy. No, I’m not talking about romance novels, I’m talking about the weather. Here in the Ohio Valley we’ve been suffering through a  heat wave better suited to a subtropical climate.  Yesterday, the heat index climbed to 118 degrees F.

All this heat reminds me of something the local TV station used to do during the summer when I was young (back in the days before everyone had central air and 100+ cable channels to surf). From midnight until five in the morning, the station ran old movies. I remember watching everything from old B horror films to classic thrillers like Play Misty for Me with Clint Eastwood.  They called this overnight segment “Too Hot to Sleep.”

Of course, watching movies isn’t the only thing a person can do when it’s too hot to sleep, and that brings us to this weekend’s assignment. This weekend, your mission is to craft a piece of writing about a night when it’s too hot to sleep. Choose whatever form of writing you’re most comfortable with: essay, poem, short story, etc.  and detail what happens when things heat up and people lose sleep. Just remember, sometimes heat has nothing to do with weather.

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