Thursday Writing Prompt No. 84

Detail from the area around the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York.

Detail from the area around the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York.

This week’s Thursday Writing Prompt is going to take you back in time. Back to 1964, to be exact — back to the New York World’s Fair. The technology of the day included portable televisions, transistor radios, and mainframe computers filled with rows of vacuum tubes and programmed with paper punch cards. Hats were in fashion and so were convertible cars, the Beatles were all the rage, and the Cold War loomed menacingly on the horizon.

You’ll have to do some research this week because you’re going to write a journal entry in which you describe your trip to the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Write it as though you were really there, not as though you’re writing an article describing the fair or its exhibits. As a reader, I want to know if the weather was hot or if you got rained on. I want to know what you ate and how it tasted. Since it’s a journal entry you will be writing this in the first person point of view (POV), so don’t hold back any comments you might want to include (I can’t believe how expensive  the souvenirs were!). And if you do write about your souvenirs, look them up online and find something that was really sold and describe it. I don’t think they did souvenir T-shirts back then, but salt-and-pepper shakers were easy to find.

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