Okay, no. There's no explaination for the hiatus; I just fail at being your mod.
As always: challenges never close and there's no limit to how many drabbles you can post to one challenge :) So even if I suck at giving weekly challenges, there's no true shortage of prompts.
Also, feel free to suggest things! In fact, it would help me greatly to get feedback from you; I'm running out of creative challenges =D
On that note, for this week, it's California.