Why yes, in the US it is Memorial Day weekend. Which is end of school coming bbq Indy 500 etc. I remember reading somewhere that the first Memorial Day memorial was a group of freed slaves who knew where a group of Union soldiers had been buried in a mass grave. They dug them out and buried them again in individual graves. It just seems..fitting.
Meanwhile what were the chatterlings about on the days leading up to Memorial Day?
About using time in the story.
Talks about sprinting.
How about running into plot walls.
On surprising your characters.
What sort of importance do you put on the backdrop?
On art that challenges reality.
And do not forget, it is almost the deadline for this month.