For Brian…

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“Well, I just shot my foot in the dark on that one.”  ~M


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Who am I?

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“I’m the girl next door who’s hidden away; sneaking any chance there is, to read or write. I only appear in public when the fridge is empty or when someone is brave enough to seek my company.” ~M

 

And now I ask… Who are you?


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May 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

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Hey Everyone,

I know this post is almost a week overdue, but better late than never I suppose.  I was looking over my list tonight for the submissions that were my favorites and I honestly couldn’t choose between them, so I asked my family to choose for me.  And so the favorite of the month is… Green Eggs and Spam, by Larry Trasciatti.  Thank you all for another great month and I’m already seeing some great posts for the June prompts.  Keep on writing!  😉 ~M xo

 

  1. A Ripple in Time

Ladyleemanila – https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/friday-fictioneers-a-ripple-in-time/

Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2019/05/05/a-ripple-in-time/

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/05/02/a-small-time-ripple/

Prompted – https://promptedforten.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/a-ripple-in-time-dead-deer/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2019/05/01/a-ripple-in-time-maywriting-poetry-freeverse/

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June Writing Prompts

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Welcome back to another month of writing prompts!  I thought it would be fun to try something new this month, and so I created these story starters with the hope that some of you will feel inspired to write some flash fiction.  Regardless of what you decide to write, just have fun with all of it, and don’t let your writing become a burden or a chore.  Have a great month!  ~M xo
 
1. The screen flickered, and then he was gone.
2. Sandwiched between pumpernickel on rye, she’d found her prize.
3. The crevices cracked further, with every loud thud.
4. And as the final door closed, so did her heart.
5. The shadows crept along as the night grew old.
6. At last, the bells rang, and he whisked her away.
7. The top of the spire reflected the embarrassed sky.
8. Except without her, he couldn’t make a decent pie.
9. The plot was evil, but she had never even known.
10. Soon it would be nightfall, which would surely seal their fate.
11. At the corner of 15th and 8th, she finally disappeared.
12. Against a hazy backdrop, they kissed until they couldn’t breathe.
13. The trouble was, she had never been without him.
14. Sunken eyes and bony cheeks were all that remained.
15. It was November, and the chill in the air was not from the cold.
16. Barberry was his first ingredient and his last.
17. Dancing in the street was her only chance.
18. The directions said to go north, but he headed west.
19. The sudden silence didn’t last for very long.
20. The hum of the distant mower gave her a thought.
21. On top of the pile was the answer to everything.
22. And even then, there was nothing they could do.
23. The radiator always reminded her of him.
24. Sitting cross-legged, and with a carefree spirit, she summoned him over.
25. Could it be that this was where the marker was hidden?
26. Melted wax and a bowl of crushed herbs gave away the truth.
27. Signaling the closest cabby, she made her escape.
28. And to the eyes of an innocent, there was nothing odd about him.
29. Eating their fill left them satiated and sleepy.
30. A scholar of 20, she’d made her mama proud.

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  😉

April Writing Prompt Participants

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Hey everyone!  It’s been another great month and instead of picking a favorite post this month, I want to give a shout out to two people who have continued to participate in the prompts every single day without fail.  Here they are… Dorinda of Night Owl Poetry, and Dave of Prompted.  Congrats you two for inspiring the rest of us.  I’ll never understand how you both keep up with everything, but I absolutely love reading all that you post.  And thanks to everyone else who continues to wow me each and every month, all of you have been a delight to read.  ~M xo

 

  1. Foibles and follies

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2019/04/01/foibles-and-follies-poetry-aprilwriting/

Prompted – https://promptedforten.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/foibles-and-follies-dead-deer/

Zombie Flamingos – https://zombieflamingoes.com/2019/04/01/blogging-from-a-to-z-challenge-a-is-for-abandoned-atozchallenge/

HAVING FUN BLOGGING – https://stc7029.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/april-mash-up1-13-on-zygrod/

Ladyleemanila – https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2019/04/06/f-is-for-foibles-and-follies/

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May Writing Prompts

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As you all can see, I decided to go with a book theme this month.  All of these prompts are based on real book titles, and there is one that I found so hilarious, that I couldn’t bear to make an adjustment to the original title.  See if you can find it.  😉  Have fun this month, and remember that you don’t need to do the prompts in any order.  Print them out, cut them apart, stick them in a jar and randomly pull them out.  Or, you could even tape them to your door and play pin the tail on the prompt list to decide which one you’ll write about.  Whatever you decide, just keep on writing!  ~M xo

1. A Ripple in Time
2. The Gregarious Gatsby
3. To Kill a Roadrunner
4. Anne of Gruesome Gables
5. The Hitchhikers Guide to Uranus
6. Fifty Shades of Embarrassment
7. The Call of the Child
8. Wednesday’s with Mary
9. Great Exceptions
10. A Tale of Two Biddies
11. The Cuckoo’s Falling
12. Lord of the Pies
13. The Sun Also Sinks
14. Interview With the Umpire
15. The Apples of Wrath
16. Presumed Guilty
17. The Da Vinci Road
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Grumbles
19. The Brat in the Hat
20. A Long History of Nearly Nothing
21. The Secret Life of Trees
22. Not All Tarts Are Raspberry
23. Illegally Brunette
24. The Sugar Frosted Nutsack
25. Where the Wild Things Aren’t
26. The Plunger Games
27. Green Eggs and Spam
28. Much Ado About Everything
29. The Devil Wears Polyester
30. Water for Hippos
31. The Age of Incontinence

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  😉

March Writing Prompt Participants

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March 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

I just wanna say thank you to everyone for another great month!  There were so many great stories and poems this month, but my favorite was this poem by Beth Loves Blue, called, Partly Paisley.  Please check Beth out, she’s got a great blog and she’s such a wonderful writer.  😉 ~M xo

 

  1. A new fallen snow

HAVING FUN BLOGGING – https://stc7029.wordpress.com/2019/03/12/march-madness-at-kangaroo-lodge/

Both blanket and Book – https://inscriptionsclub.wordpress.com/2019/03/10/both-blanket-and-book/

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/new-falling-snow/

NewlifeduringMidlife – https://newlifeduringmidlife.blog/2016/12/06/half-century-old/

Prompted – https://promptedforten.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/a-new-fallen-snow-dead-deer/

Prompted – https://promptedforten.wordpress.com/2019/03/04/mar-1st-a-new-fallen-snow/

A Soldier’s Walk – https://asoldierswalk.com/2019/03/03/a-new-fallen-snow/

Lexikon – https://lexikon.home.blog/2019/03/03/nowhere-to-go-but-down-part-1-a-prompt-story/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2019/03/02/1-a-new-fallen-snow-march-promptmemories-of/

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching! – https://tessacandoit.com/2019/03/02/march-2019-writing-prompts-day-1/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2019/03/01/a-blending-of-seasons-poetry-marchwriting/

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April Writing Prompts

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Good morning all my fellow blogging friends,

I hope you’ve all been doing well and I’m excited to be able to bring you another month of writing inspiration.  I’m so thankful that spring is finally here!

Much love to all of you,  ~M xoxo

 

1. Foibles and follies
2. The bridge to Malawi
3. Toilet paper testimonies
4. Skinamarinky Dinky Dink
5. Rules of rejection
6. The blue screen of death
7. A fugitive on the loose, where’s the noose?
8. Flowering fields of fortune
9. April blush
10. Sounds of the city
11. Wafting waffles
12. Daisy trails
13. Phosphorescent filaments
14. Keeper of her heart
15. The founder of freedom
16. Outlandish suggestions
17. Gremlins and Girl Scouts
18. Senseless and staggering
19. Trendy traditions
20. Whispers of wonder
21. Funky fetishes
22. Goopy gobs of gumballs
23. Criss-cross applesauce
24. The sanctuary of subtleties
25. Purposeful pinches
26. Choices or chances?
27. Illuminating illustrations
28. Uneasy eggplant episodes
29. Dynamics of destined duos
30. Her name was Elle

 

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  😉

 

What? Can’t I just stay in hibernation?

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I’ve been pushing everyone in my life away.  I’ve always been like this, but over the past several years, the urge to be completely alone has gotten worse. The moment I feel like someone isn’t making an effort to be a part of my life, I start to pull away from them.  It’s a defense mechanism I’ve used all my life.  My parents were some of the very first people that I began to push away.  My mom and I had an especially strained relationship when I was growing up, and by the time I turned 18, I moved out and never looked back.  I wasn’t even done with high school at that point, but I was done feeling unwanted by her, and so I left.

This pattern has continued my entire life.  As soon as I feel like someone isn’t happy with me, or doesn’t want me, I pull away and just let them go.  It’s always seemed easier that way.  I like doing things for others, and I love giving as much as I possibly can to the people around me, but I don’t want to have to plead with someone to stay in my life and to want me around.  And I don’t feel like I have the energy to deal with all the drama that comes from complicated relationships anymore.  I guess that’s why I have a very limited number of close friends, and why I’m hesitant to get close to anybody else.

These are just the thoughts that are running through my mind at the moment.  I have a very good life, and plenty of people who I know love me and accept me, but right now, I just feel like pulling away from everyone.  I don’t want to leave myself open to anymore hurts.  I’ve had enough of it already, and so I feel like escaping the potential for more heartache by closing myself off and shutting down.  Anyway, I thought journaling would be a good thing for me right now, so I think I might start writing out my thoughts like this and posting them every now and then.  Since I don’t feel like being very social right now, I’ve closed the comments section.  I just need time alone; I think we all do once in a while.  Thanks for reading.  ~M xo