We all have cell phones these days. Phones that we almost never use to make phone calls. They probably shouldn’t even be called cell phones or mobile phones; they should be called mini mobile computers, since that’s what they are.

I try not to use mine often. But with emails and Instagram, I spend more time on it than I’d like. Sometimes I wonder how much more I would get done if I just turned it off all day. But then I think, what if my kids call? What if my parents call? And of course, I leave it on. It’s hard to imagine that twenty-two years ago when I was pregnant with my son, I packed up my Volkswagen Vanagon with my two-and-a-half year old daughter and boxer dog and drove more than 2500 miles to southern California and back (only broke down twice) with no cell phone.

And I survived.  Unfortunately, now it’s hard to imagine a day without my cell phone by my side.

What about you?

WRITING PROMPT #1: Write about your relationship with your phone?

WRITING PROMPT #2: What would you do without your phone?

WRITING PROMPT #3: Olivia walked into the little glass booth and looked at the black box with a dial of numbers and cord hanging from it and then…