ADVERBS DO NOT appeal to me, but Sue said to use one so I’ll use it quickly.

July did not seem quick, but I guess now’s as good a time as any to look back at it.


I’D WAITED MORE than 72 hours, and finally I couldn’t wait anymore.

I called yesterday, but voicemail answered.

It was full so I hung up and called again.

They answered and gave me the important information I’d waited for since last Sunday.

My second nasal swab test for COVID-19 was negative.

I’m 2-for-2, and I hope there are no more tests.

This post is a response to Sue’s prompt, which is, “information.”


Tonight, when I went outside to cut my fingernails, they were everywhere.

The frogs made sounds.

The bugs made plenty.

The owls cranked up their calls.

Even the clippers made noise.

It was like everything had its place in the symphony of the night.


THIS MORNING, I took a test.

It was my second test of the coronavirus pandemic, actually.

It’s funny Sue’s prompt today is, “test.”

I thought today was a good day to document my experiences with the tests I’ve gotten because of possible exposure to the virus.


It is a challenge to write every day,

I haven’t been able to write every day, or just didn’t want to, for much of my writing life.

Then, in the middle of a coronavirus quarantine when routines were forced to change and the world no longer spun quite so fast, WordPress Discover brought back daily prompts.