I live on the Santa Fe Trail. It is a dry place. A lot of our place names are tied up with water like Wagon Bed Springs, Middle Spring on the Cimarron, Cowskin Creek, The Black Pool, Big Basin. The names are wonderfully romantic.

So let's say the story should be centered around a waterhole--sink, creek, seep, spring--it doesn't matter. Real or fictional, that's up to you. But it should be a memorable location and it should have a name.

I write best at about 1,500 words but it can be stretched to 2,500 like last time. I say July/ August because my g-daughters are coming for the month and I might not get around to this until they leave--s6