Along with a bookstore being re-established, this piece also contains a quote that stuck with me because of how accurately it described the often-misreported scope of the riots back in 2020:
"When I got there, there were flames shooting out the front door," Blyly recalled. "It was obvious that it had not been done by the people who were disturbed by what happened to George Floyd. It was a really pro job because someone had gone along to each and every one of the plate glass windows and punched a hole this big around and injected accelerant in and lit each of the holes."
I have spent the better part of two years stating that the riots were not simply protesters versus cops. It was a lot more nuanced and frightening than that. Blyly's comments provide an important illustration of this, an illustration I hope is seen by more and more of the non-Minnesota public (and even among people outside the Twin Cities, really). So for all of these many reasons, I'm sharing this article with WDC. I think it deserves a look or two.
It will be another potpourri round, which means there will be all different themes of prompts! And if you're not into horror/spooky season, rest assured that the prompts will not include anything from that particular genre. (That said, if you want to write a horror entry that involves, say, a recipe prompt then by all means go for it!) I hope to get all the prompts collected and posted to the forum next week.
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