Today doesn't just feel like the longest day of the year, it is the longest day of the year. What did you do with your longest day?
Imagine what you wish you could do with the longest day of the year. Imagine that somewhere, some version of you is able to do precisely the things you wish you could. Now you, being you, meet idealized Solstice You at a bar or a coffeehouse or a bookstore or wherever you choose to relax today. Solstice You starts telling you all about the wonderful day they've had. How do you react? Do you become friends with Solstice You, or are they now your mortal enemy?
When you were in high school or college, did you ever sit down on the first day of class, get your notebook out, and spend five or ten minutes before realizing you were in the wrong class? Ever go into a conference center where a bunch of unrelated meetings were taking place and discover what you thought was a creative writing workshop was an AA meeting? Was there a night you woke up married with two children and remembered that you're a terrible role model who is incapable of monogamy?
Write about a time you were in a place you were not qualified to be in. How did you get out of the situation? Or did you go with it until you became qualified to the be there?
Wikipedia Wormholes are addictive.
I'm an enabler.
Choose an event or subject you are an expert in. Find a link to something in the Wikipedia entry that you didn't previously know. In that article, find another link. Keep doing this until you are at least six entries away from where you started.
Write about this new information as though it is something you are an expert in. You can either do the research (outside of Wikipedia, even!) or just make shit up. It's your life.
Do not connect it to the original subject you looked up. Don't even reference it.
BONUS PROMPT: Ok, but, like, how DID you get from your area of expertise to this new information? Give us a guided tour through your six or more pages of information.
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