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“And just like that, her freedom was gone, as reality whooshed back in.”  ~M


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April Writing Prompts

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This month I’ve been reading and watching mostly Sci-Fi, and so I decided to take the inspiration from all of that and use it towards this months prompts.  Also, my youngest two daughters had a hand in helping me with these, and so I must give credit to Brianna and Autumn Cook for their clever ideas.  Brianna is my punner and Autumn is my comedian.  Hope you enjoy the prompts they’ve helped me create for all of you.   ~M

  1. The explosive egg hunt
  2. Chewing chewbacco
  3. The stars stood on standby
  4. Spacing out in shadows doubt
  5. Jumping Jupiter can’t get stupider
  6. Time blossomed then shriveled
  7. It went off with a bang and a hiss
  8. Filaments of frustration
  9. Covered in constellations
  10. Hieroglyphic hineys
  11. Meet ya later by the flux capacitator
  12. Nano nano
  13. Galactic garble blasters
  14. Platinum plutonium
  15. A measurement of improbability
  16. Space jam on toast
  17. Orbiting Orangutans
  18. Spasmodic juice
  19. Jet lagged and jilted
  20. Catastrophic calamities
  21. Fluently flippant
  22. This… is Ceti Alpha Five
  23. “Do. Or do not. There is no try. ~Yoda”
  24. Friends don’t lie
  25. The doorway to impossibility
  26. Ozone siphoning and other atmospheric disruptions
  27. Pilfering pandemonium
  28. Sucking skeevers
  29. Gnarly narfs
  30. Nuka-Cola asphyxiola
  31. Danger, danger, Will Robinson!

Also, for those of you who may never have tried this challenge before, here is what I suggest you try…

To begin, 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 listed below.  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.  Good luck and happy writing!

March Writing Prompt Participants

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We had another great month of writing, but like some of you, I sort of fizzled out towards the end of it.  I have written another month of prompts for all of you, and if you enjoy sci-fi, those will probably be of interest to you.  They’ll be posting tomorrow at 8:00 CST, so be sure to look for those.  This month was amazing!  So many of you stayed the course.  So I’d like to mention those of you who were regular participants throughout the month.  All of you are such wonderful writers!  Thanks for writing alongside me, it’s been so much fun.  😉

Night Owl Poetry

Cosistories 

Afterwards 

This N That With Me

What if we all cared

The Bag Lady

Playing with words

And here’s the links to all of the amazing poems and stories that were created this month.  Well done everyone!

  1. Fizzy whizzys’

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2018/03/01/fizzy-whizzys-poetry-marchwriting/

Cosistories – https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/110729020/posts/10006

Walt’s Writings – https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/127080456/posts/2790

Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2018/03/02/fizzy-whizzys-march-prompts-1-31/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2018/03/03/fizzy/

What if We all Cared? – https://whatifweallcared.wordpress.com/2018/03/07/when-we-believe-without-thinking/

The Bag Lady – https://rugby843.blog/2018/03/31/putting-my-feet-in-the-dirt-1/

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Sketch 4 – Final Version

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Well, here’s my final sketch for my mid-term project.  My teacher didn’t really want me adding anything else, but I snuck in an extra book because I thought it looked too plain without it.  He also wanted me to shade the table, so I did that as well.  This was a lot more difficult from my first sketch since this one was done in charcoal and my original sketch was done in graphite.  Hopefully I get a good grade.  My teacher seems like a tough grader and so far I’m at an 89%.  So I’ve got to bring that up a bit if I want to get an “A” in the class.  Hope everyone is having a good weekend!  😉

Sketching – Week 4

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Well, here’s more of what I’ve been up to this week.  Each week we have a quick sketch that’s due on Wednesday, and then by Sunday, we turn in a final drawing.  This is my Wednesday sketch.  I’m still not sure what my final layout will be for Sunday.  I’ll be starting it tonight, and I think I’ll be adding another book and possibly a bottle to give my still life a little more interest.  Wish me luck, cause it’s for my mid-term project and worth nearly half my grade.  Yikes!  😉

Quick update…

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Hey Everyone,

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything and so I thought I’d give you all a quick update.  I haven’t been shirking my blogging responsibilities out of choice, just been really busy because I’m back in school now and it’s taking up a lot of my time.

So today, I wanted to share what I’ve been doing in one of my classes.  I decided to take a fun class to begin with, and here’s one of the drawings I recently completed.  It’s been so much fun getting back into sketching, which I really haven’t done much of since high school (which was 30 years ago), but it’s slowly coming back to me.  Anyway, it’s always good to revisit the things we used to enjoy, all in order to see if we still find pleasure in them years later.  I’ll try to share more photos of my work from time to time.

Hope all of you have been well.  I’ll try to catch up on reading all of your blogs as soon as I can.  And if there’s something I’ve missed that you’d like to share with me, then please leave a link to your post in the comments below.  I always love it when you guys share things with me like that.  😉

 

March Writing Prompts

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Well here we are again, and I think you’re all gonna like this month.  I thought we’d go with a very whimsical theme this time around.  So, if you’re like me, and love to be silly and unpredictable, then I think these prompts will be just what you need.  I’m reposting the writing instructions below, for those of you who have never done this before.  I think you’ll find that this is a really fun way to incorporate writing prompts into your everyday life.  Enjoy!

 

To begin, 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 listed below.  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.  Happy writing everyone!  ~M xo

 

1. Fizzy whizzys’
2. Galloping gadzooks
3. Purple nurples
4. Fidgety Fiona
5. Creaky cranks
6. Hobbity bobbity
7. Silly assumptions
8. Punch-drunk
9. A tisket for a tasket
10. Powdered blue
11. Billowy breezes
12. Jelly jars
13. Pouty and plump
14. Bootle beetles
15. Stitches of glitches
16. Guzzling Gary
17. Mounds of mush
18. Pink poodles
19. Antsy pantsy
20. Ruby red
21. Fiddlesticks
22. Sniffles and snuffles
23. Nonsensical hodgepodge
24. Dribbles of delight
25. A twinge of fate
26. Mission to Mars
27. Hanky panky
28. Spelunking
29. Moaning Myrtle
30. Hurry scurry
31. Jamba juice


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February Writing Prompt Participants

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Congratulations to all who participated this month!  I think this was our biggest turn out yet.  If I counted right, there were 155 poems and stories written this month, and that doesn’t include any of mine.  So… well done all of you!  Our top three participants were; Night Owl Poetry, Ramblings of a Writer, and Cosistories.  And if you haven’t visited their blogs yet, please do.  They have some great stories and poems that you won’t want to miss!  😉

 

  1. Phantasmagorical

Walt’s Writings – https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/127080456/posts/2644

Ramblings of a Writer – https://ramblingsofawriter2016.com/2018/02/02/february-writing-prompt-phantasmagorical-day-1-28/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2018/02/01/nightmares-keep-us-dreaming-poetry-februarywriting/

Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2018/02/05/phantasmagorical-in-the-dark-1/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2018/02/03/phantasmagorical/

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2018/02/17/phantasmagorical-you/

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February Writing Prompts

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Here we go again…  Let’s spice it up a little bit this month!  ~M xo

1. Phantasmagorical
2. Niches and nooks
3. Blushing authenticity
4. Intimate endeavors
5. Silly n sexy
6. Moonstruck repercussions
7. Inexpressible notions
8. Red crush
9. Erotic sentiments
10. Bloodthirsty and blazing
11. Ravishing peril
12. Sumptuous and sweet
13. Desperate obligations
14. Intense attraction
15. Dedicated to denial
16. Hippie harbor
17. Precarious quandaries
18. Corner gridlock
19. Steadfast turmoil
20. Cupid’s conspiracy
21. Immortally cantankerous
22. Amorous affections
23. Mounting proportions
24. Lavender love
25. Dignified and divergent
26. Giddy ganders
27. Reckless frenzy
28. Volatile voracity

If you’re a new participant, please don’t forget to link back to this post so that I can check out your work.  And as usual, I’ll be posting my responses to these prompts over at my other blog, which can be found here:  Her Writing Haven.

January Writing Prompt Participants

I want to thank everyone who participated this month.  I ended up with 5 pages of entry links, so I’d say it was another great turn out.  Dorinda Duclos is still in the lead, along with Sarah C. and I’m excited to be able to share the new prompts with all of you tomorrow.  ❤

  1. Shimmers of chartreuse

A soldier’s walk – https://asoldierswalk.com/2018/01/02/moonlight-excursions/

Annie Scribes – https://wordswithannie.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/chartreuse-dream/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2018/01/02/shimmers-of-chartreuse-poetry-januarywriting/

Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2018/01/02/shades-of-chartreuse-room-101/

Smell the Coffee – https://smellthecoffeeweb.blog/2018/01/03/shimmers-of-chartreuse/

Sweet Aroma – https://onetahayes.com/2018/01/03/a-chosen-child/

THIS N THAT WITH ME – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/shimmers-of-chartreuse/

Walt’s Writings – https://waltswritingsonlife.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/a-month-of-january-prompts-in-one-day/

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December Writing Prompt Participants

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Happy New Year everyone!  December just seemed to whoosh right by and I’ve had a really hard time keeping up with everything.  Seems like the rest of you did too, especially by the way this month ended with very few people participating in the prompts.  However, Dorinda Duclos kept at it again, and managed to be the only one to complete every prompt this month.  I promise to try a bit harder to do more of these this month.  We’ll see how far I get!  😉  Good luck to the rest of you!  The new prompts for January can be found here:  January Writing Prompts.

 

  1. Weaving words

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2017/12/01/weaving-words-poetry-decemberwriting/

Lane Burke – poet, traveller, person of letters – https://laneburke.wordpress.com/2017/12/02/weaving-words/

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching! – https://tessacandoit.com/2017/12/01/december-writing-prompts-by-michelle-december-1-2017/

Smell the Coffee – https://smellthecoffeeweb.blog/2017/12/01/weaving-words/

MILLENNIAL BLOGSTER – https://millennialblogster.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/weaving-words/

Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2017/12/04/george-and-alice/

THIS N THAT WITH ME – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2017/12/09/weaving-words/

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January Writing Prompts

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Sorry I’m a little late in the day.  Let’s see if we can do a whole year of these.  😉

1. Shimmers of chartreuse
2. Moonlit excursions
3. Butter brickle
4. Teleporting topless
5. Alphabet stew
6. Sinkholes and sandpaper
7. Pinches of positivity
8. Rusty bearings
9. Thirsty gulps
10. A sea of chardonnay
11. Bankruptcy to Broadway
12. Pestered and polished
13. Glitz and glam
14. Permanently petrified
15. Mountains must move
16. Wild and willful
17. Prickly pears
18. Drips of diversions
19. Spotted cow
20. Knackered and numb
21. Once upon a princess
22. Centerfold sensations
23. Captured in corduroy
24. Felix Fineas
25. Troubling truths
26. Steamy and dreamy
27. Over the esker
28. Dunked and drizzled
29. The bridge beyond
30. Stinging nettles
31. Time before time

If you’re a new participant, please don’t forget to link back to this post so that I can check out your work.  And as usual, I’ll be posting my responses to these prompts over at my other blog, which can be found here:  Her Writing Haven.

November Writing Prompt Participants

I can hardly believe it’s December!  Where did November go?  Hmmm…. that could make a good poem.  Don’t you think?  Perhaps that’ll be what I write about today.  I never know where my ideas will come from, and I’m sure most of you don’t either.

It was incredible to see such a great response this month from all of you.  I made it my job to not attempt a single one of these prompts, and chose instead to work on some other projects that I needed to get finished.  Mainly my book!  Which is coming together quite nicely and will hopefully be ready to publish in the coming months.

Congratulations to Dorinda and Michael, you were the top two participants this month, having been the only ones to complete every prompt.  That is unless I missed a few links,  Tessa was certainly very close as well.  I had a bit of a hard time keeping track, as some of you weren’t linking the posts correctly.  So this month, if you’d like to participate, please have the link on your post go directly to the prompts page.  If it just goes to my main page, I won’t receive notice of it.  Michael and Grant, I’m speaking to both of you!  Lol… 😉

Really hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I’m looking forward to Christmas myself, and all the wonderful things that come along with that.  I get to see all of my girls here for Christmas this year and I couldn’t ask for a better present.  If you haven’t been to the December prompts page, here’s the link.  Hope you all have a really great month of writing!  ~M xo

 

Day 1 – Cradled and cocooned

Sweet Aroma – https://onetahayes.com/2017/11/01/calm-and-cozy/

Smell the Coffee – https://smellthecoffeeweb.blog/2017/11/01/cradled-and-cocooned/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2017/11/01/until-spring-novemberwriting-poetry/

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching! – https://tessacandoit.com/2017/11/01/november-writing-prompts-by-michelle-november-1st-2017/

Inalienable Write – https://inalienablewrite.com/2017/11/02/cradled-and-cocooned/

Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2017/11/10/cradled-and-cocooned-room-101/

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#MidnightMadness – 11/5/2017

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My fortune tonight…

Stop searching forever, happiness is next to you.

And yes, there she was… my sweet little Auti, sitting right next to me tonight as I read this fortune.

The picture above, she drew for me the other day.  She was all excited to tell me that she even gave us matching dresses!

Happiness is definitely right next to you, my dear sweet daughter.  There is no better treasure in this whole wide world.  ❤️