Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Labor Day

United States or Soviet?

Image by Jo Peattie via Flickr

Today, in the USA, we celebrate Labor Day–a day that honors the role that work plays in our lives and a festivity that marks the end of summer vacation.

For today’s prompt, write a poem, essay or short fiction about work. Perhaps you would like to write about your own job, or your dream job. You may want to honor the value of work.or share your experience of unemployment. If you’re a student, how do you envision your life in the work force? If you are a stay-at-home mom or domestic engineer, tell us about your contribution to your home and family. Do you want to gripe or tell us a funny story about your experience at work? The field is wide open for plowing.

Please link your poem using Mr. Linky and take a few moments to visit other participants. Thanks for joining and happy Labor Day.

19 thoughts on “Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Labor Day

  1. mish says:

    The topic of work is one that is close to my heart . I settled on a flash fiction piece of writing .


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  3. This is an emotional subject for me. I nearly passed on it. I, so , enjoy your prompts
    that I had a ping of guilt at my delaying my post. You will understand once you read my story.
    Oh … the ghosts we carry ..!!!!

    Thanks for your commitement to these prompts.

    Hugs and Toodles,


  4. This one really sings to me–I’m going to work on a post and link to it in a few days.


  5. Jamie Dedes says:

    I will be laboring away at the keyboard…Ha!

    Happy Labor Day, Victoria. Have fun.


  6. Hello, as a British person I don’t really understand labor day. One thing that confuses me is that `Don’t wear white shoes after labor day’ phrase that I’ve heard a few times. Could anyone explain that to me?

    Great post.


    • I think the whole white shoes thing just relates to the end of summer…and it used to be somewhat sacrosanct. Not many pay attention to it anymore. And you’re not “supposed to” wear them until Memorial Day. Labor Day is a tribute to the value of work. It’s become more of an end-of-summer/beginning of the school year celebration and many go camping or have picnics or barbeques for the 3-day week end. Today, walking the dogs, I noticed a lot of people “laboring” on do-it-yourself projects.


  7. brian says:

    came at it a little obtuse with my little vignette….


  8. S Basu says:

    this is a beautiful tribute to this beautiful day- i like the spirit of this celebration. happy labor day victoria.


  9. zongrik says:

    I posted one, but the job is the dysfunctional relationship, not work work. So I managed to twist around you labor day theme. Still…it’s a job.


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  11. brian says:

    nice. i am working on one now so will link in tomorrow…

    have a lovely labor day victoria….


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