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
- The explosive egg hunt
- Chewing chewbacco
- The stars stood on standby
- Spacing out in shadows doubt
- Jumping Jupiter can’t get stupider
- Time blossomed then shriveled
- It went off with a bang and a hiss
- Filaments of frustration
- Covered in constellations
- Hieroglyphic hineys
- Meet ya later by the flux capacitator
- Nano nano
- Galactic garble blasters
- Platinum plutonium
- A measurement of improbability
- Space jam on toast
- Orbiting Orangutans
- Spasmodic juice
- Jet lagged and jilted
- Catastrophic calamities
- Fluently flippant
- This… is Ceti Alpha Five
- “Do. Or do not. There is no try. ~Yoda”
- Friends don’t lie
- The doorway to impossibility
- Ozone siphoning and other atmospheric disruptions
- Pilfering pandemonium
- Sucking skeevers
- Gnarly narfs
- Nuka-Cola asphyxiola
- 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!
“There are zillions of stars in this vast universe of ours, yet none shine as bright as you.” ~M
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If you could go on a mission to mars to establish a human settlement, would you go, even if you knew ahead of time that you could never return to earth?
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When you wish upon a star, what do you wish for? ~M
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We slept in this morning, and oh how glorious it was to finally be able to get some much needed rest. We have another full day of driving ahead of us though and so we can’t really dilly dally all day long. So… after quickly checking out of our hotel, we are now on our way to Urbandale, IA.
After a couple of hours of driving, we spot an Air and Space Museum and decide that we can’t possibly pass this up. We both love airplanes and if I hadn’t joined the Army, I probably would have joined the Air Force. I have always had a fondness for anything related to space as well. So this is the perfect place for us to spend an afternoon.
I am completely amazed by the sheer size of some of the aircraft. It’s hard to believe that something this large can actually make it off the ground. I’ve seen plenty of airplanes in my life, but these are huge! After making our way through the self-guided tour, we stop in the gift shop and buy some much needed space ice cream and some other small trinkets that we are sure that our girls will like.
We are back on the road within a few hours and still making good time, even though the traffic has picked up. After arriving at our hotel, we are surprised to find that our room resembles at hospital room. We are in a very crowded district here in Urbandale and after settling in, we try to figure out what to do for dinner. Neither of us really wants to venture out into the traffic, and fortunately we find out that there is a very nice restaurant within walking distance of the hotel and so we decide to eat there for dinner to avoid the traffic on the roads.
The place turns out to be quite charming, its country style suits me. The place is called the Machine Shed and honors the American farmer. I am very surprised at how amazing the food is. The people here are really friendly and this is such a great way to end our day. We’ve had an amazing adventure so far and this will be our last dinner on the road. Tomorrow we head for home. Ahh… Home Sweet Home! I can hardly wait!