- I can’t write with a cap on a pen (two years of shorthand)
- All my hangers have to face left
- I never eat big potato chips (I have to have a little stack of pieces)
- After I eat cereal, I have to drink Pepsi
- I can’t stand to fold paper (I have to use the back of my nails)
- Filing my nails causes the whole goose-bump-shiver-jerky-dance thing.
- If I’m out in public after a rain, I have to consciously remind myself that I can’t stomp in the puddles (oh, but I really want to!)
>Every Wednesday, Jenn from You know……that blog? hosts the Sensational Haiku Wednesday. This week’s theme is deception. Here’s my entry for the week:
Fiona Robyn and Kaspa are hosting the writing project known as A River of Stones. The object is to make daily observations of things that can be observed in everyday life. For more information, click here.
Here’s my observation:
The snow lay in dirty piles at the edge of the road, forgotten, used up, and discarded.
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A River of Stones is an international writing project begun by Fiona Robyn and Kaspa. For more detailed information, including how to submit your writings for a chance to be included in the anthology, go here.
a black cloud hovered over me, hiding in my peripherals.
tinting my perception; tainting my mood; creasing my brow
two little children were playing in block center at the end of the day, a boy and a girl. I crept up to them, hands raised like claws, struggling to maintain my fierce facade. the little girl simply smiled, confident and amused. the little boy laughed and squealed. then suddenly, he jumped up and stood in front of the little girl, arms spread wide. on his face was an expression even fiercer than mine.
he told me NO! YOU CAN’T GET HER! his brow was furrowed but his lips hinted at a smile. this tiny little knight, fearlessly standing his ground to protect his friend from the big bad monster. I was slain by his courage.
a half grown bundle of fur, curled up under the covers, her warm body next to mine. her purrs became soft snores as she turned to lay on her back, exposed and vulnerable. confident and secure, the former orphan is completely at home.
This is a great writing exercise! Here’s my entry:
Her heart raced and her breathing became shallow as she felt the heat rising in her face, bringing with it the neon scarlet that drew every eye to hers.
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Okay, I know it’s the second of January, but I loved this little lolcat and couldn’t resist. Forgive me?
I trust everyone had a wonderful new year celebration of some sort. We basically called it a night around 11:30. And no, we didn’t eat the traditional meal yesterday, either. Honey doesn’t like greens or black-eyed peas, so…..
This post is basically an UPDATES post, so here goes:
I go back to work tomorrow, so it’s back to my new blogging schedule. I’ve had a blast being able to visit nearly every day! Now, it’s time for reality to creep back in and I have to be a good steward of my time.
I’ll post on Mondays and Fridays through the week, with a haiku post for the Sensational Wednesday Haiku Blogfest-on Wednesdays.
I’ll visit and comment on weekends, unless I have extra time somewhere.
I really want to concentrate on editing my nano novel and writing on my first wip. And maybe a few short stories….we’ll see.
There may also be the occasional blogfest, like this one being hosted by Madeleine at Scribble and Edit. The rules are simple and the fest will take place from now through Jan. 7th.
All you have to do is take one of these sentences and turn them into a SHOW instead of a TELL.
So, that pretty much concludes the updates. However, if you’ve been a follower of this blog for any length of time, you know how I love rules. And schedules. This schedule isn’t set in stone…..but I’m going to try to be a good girl. For a while, at least….
Be sure to tune in tomorrow for the announcement!
Now, go enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!!