71. Plants like cacti and succulents survive summer by storing the water they take in. Imagine that you looked and acted like a cactus when it came to storing liquid and being prickly. What sorts of things wouldn't you be able to do? What benefits might there be to the cactus lifestyle?
72. Perennials, plants that live for two or more years, may go to sleep during the summer to avoid the scorching temperatures. What would your parents do if you decided not to leave your room or do anything of value all summer long? Would you get bored?
73. You've been challenged to a pepper-eating contest. The person to eat the most summer peppers without drinking water is the winner. Would you take up that challenge? If so, what would your secret weapon be for winning? If not, who that you know might be willing?
74. Certain plants like yarrow flowers, Russian sage, and frostweed, thrive with low amounts of water and might actually die with too much. What does it mean to have too much of a good thing? Has that ever happened to you? If so, explain what occurred, and if not, what might you overindulge in and why?
75. Tomatoes, which are grown during the summer, used to be thrown at performers who told bad jokes back in the nineteenth century. Have you ever seen a show, live or on television, that might have deserved some tomatoes heaved its way? What was so bad about it?
76. To make some extra money over the summer, you've started your own landscaping business. What would it be like to have to cut dozens of lawns every day? What would you think about while riding your mower to pass the time? Would you enjoy the work? Why or why not?
77. Avocados, the primary ingredient in guacamole, are a delicious summer treat despite being green. Have you ever assumed something would taste different because of how it looked on the outside? Do you think the same kind of thing could happen with a person? Why or why not?
78. Your family has moved to the countryside to begin creating grape and berry juices by stomping on the fruits from sunrise to sunset. Describe what it might feel like to squish the grapes and berries underneath your toes. Would you enjoy it? Why or why not?
79. What do the plants in your area smell like? How do they smell different from plants during other seasons and why?
80. Create a conversation between a summer plant and a summer animal. How would they be enjoying the toastiest season and why?
Use the above prompts or article as inspiration to write a story or other short piece.