Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Hello, everyone. I hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday. I’m inviting you to play a little game, to limber up your minds. Oh yes, it’s about writing. Just do it. You’ll see the results in a moment.
Ready? Let’s play.
Get a piece of scrap paper (or computer notepad, or whatever). I’m asking you to list six things. Be random! Jot down the first thing that pops into your head.
Ready? Here goes.
- A living being (or at least one that has some sort of life in your imagination)
- A habit
- Something unexpected or accidental
- An emotion and what you do when you have that emotion
- Another living being and something they are doing
- An action (something you do or something you see happening) that makes you smile
Why did we do this? Because, those six things are going to make a story. Oh yes they are, and the stranger the better! This is pure silliness. Take your things and fill them into the following blanks.
You can post your “story” in the comments if you’re brave enough.
What? Your responses aren’t even complete sentences, but you can add a little more so that it makes sense.
What do you mean, that’s not fair? Okay, okay… here’s my crazy fill-in-the-blanks story.
Once upon a time there was a pig named Squee.
Every day, Squee drank morning coffee and watched the news.
One day, the kitchen sink blew up, spewing water everywhere.
Because of that, Squee squealed in panic and ran outside.
And because of that, a door-to-door salesman who was standing next door… was dragged inside by hysterical Squee.
… No one knew what to do about all the water…
Until finally, a bird taking a bath… decided the fountaining sink was better than a puddle and made use of all the water.
Designed & Ready Book Covers — and a Thursday Door
I know, I know — it’s Wednesday not Thursday. But I don’t really participate in the Thursday Doors blog event, because I’m too unfocused, and over capacity to do it right.
However, I finally found the finishing touch for a door themed Designed and Ready Book Cover that I started last year. I put “someone” at the door. So, in honor of Dan Antion’s weekly Thursday Doors challenge, I’m sharing it, not participating. Click this link to see the portfolio for my book covers service.
Thanks for spending a whimsical moment with me. Wishing you an easy coast down the other side of this midweek hump. Hugs on the wing!
Dead of Winter — The Journeys
Emlyn, the Deae Matres, and company would love to make your acquaintance.
This June issue is a little longer than some. It’s a nice size to curl up for an afternoon, or just read one of the eleven chapters one at a time, during your reading break or at bedtime.
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Journey 6, The Fluting Fell
Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls
Journey 4, The Old Road
Journey 3, the Fever Field
Journey 2, Penllyn
Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
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