#WWBH Writer Wednesday Blog Hop – Wednesday September 24, 2014

I apologize for my tardiness in posting this week’s blog hop. This week we have Debb Stanton at the wheel. As always we look forward to your entries. So buckle up and enjoy the fun… Ready? Let’s go.

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Hello dear friends! Happy First Day of Autumn! I don’t know about you, but Autumn to me means: back to writing. I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to write a story but this week, but I’ll give you a hint: The three stories below all touched me and made me smile. Take a look:
The News by Scott Taylor
Trick In The Treat by Leanne Sype
Will You… by Heather Musk
I challenge myself, and you, too, to submit a story by next Tuesday evening, September 30th. In case you aren’t familiar with the guidelines, they are:

1) Use the two photos or one photo and five mandatory words, whatever is given, in your story.
2) Keep your word count 500 or less.
3) You have until next Tuesday night to link up your story to the little blue frog at the bottom.
4) Have fun, don’t stress, and let those creative juices flow!
5) Check back next Wednesday to read the new stories — if they touch you in any way, please feel free to reblog them.
Okay…ready for the prompts? I held back from choosing five words (my favorite kind of prompt) and will go with the two-photo prompt idea…
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Your Blog Hop Hostesses:

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#WritingChallenge: 2 Minutes…. Go – Familiar Face

Jack stared out into the sea of people who had gathered to cheer on the participant of the annual event.  As he did a familiar looking face glanced up in his  direction only to look away a moment later.  Jack stopped suddenly, the guy behind him nearly ramming into his back before Jack got his wits about him and continued on.

Head on over to JD Mader – Unemployed Imagination and join the fun by either commenting in comments section or putting link to your own “2 minute story”

#WWBH Kick-Off: Wednesday September 17, 2014

It feels like the week (Wednesday to Wednesday) has just flown by.  I had hopes of putting together a story from last week’s hop.  But the week flew by so fast, and here we are with the next hop.

This week Heather, from Reading Writing and Everything in Between, has the WWBH Wheel.

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So, we’re now halfway through the second week of little legs being back at school, and it’s been really weird for me after having her around for six weeks. I’ve felt a little lost if I’m honest!

Baby legs is starting to fall into a loose routine now, and I’m working around her to get things done of the writerly and readerly kind. I’m so pleased about this, I’ve actually managed to submit a story for last weeks WWBH prompts! Yippee!

http://readingwritingeverything-heather.blogspot.co.uk/p/writer-wednesday-blog-hop.html

I know you’re probably familiar with the drill by now, but just in case you’re not…

The rules are pretty simple:

  • There is either one picture and five random words, or two pictures given out each Wednesday, which are to be used in the story.
  • The word count must be 500 words or less.
  • The deadline to link up is Tuesday of the following week.
  • Please include the pictures and/or random words in your post, with clear reference to the WWBH. This is a community forum, with an aim to share and encourage around the blogosphere. It’s important to link back to one of us so that we can spread the word of your fabulous flash fiction entries.
  • Don’t forget to link up with one of the lovely hostesses:
Leanne Sype at Writings and Ruminations
Tena Carr at Jottings and Writings
Debb Stanton at Stanton Sunshine
  • Most importantly, have fun!

Before we get to the fresh new prompt for this week, cast your eyes over these efforts from last week. Hopefully they’ll get you inspired and fired up to bring your own contribution to the table!

 
Consequences by Sally Stackhouse
 
Help me … by Heather Musk
And for this week, how about making a story out of this …
 
 and this …
 
Good luck everyone!

My First Video Blog

Wanted to share this big announcement from Jerrid Edgington regarding Reaper’s Requiem.

Jerrid Edgington-Author

Greetings everyone. I have an announcement to make in regards to Reaper’s Requiem, the third book in the Reaper series. Follow the link attached and also like my author page for more updates.

https://www.facebook.com/RacingtheReaperbookseries

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Writer Wednesday Blog Hop – September 10, 2014.

Hey there fellow bloggers…
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Here we are at the midway point of the week and at the “Wednesday Writer Blog Hop” time. Make sure you read the rules (outlined below) . The rules are simple, but we have gotten some entries that have been questionable as to whether or not they were actually related to the “hop”

Before I go further, let us look at last week’s entries:

Okay, now that you’re back… Here’s a quick run through of the rules.

1) You will have until the following Tuesday to submit your entry.

2) We ask that you keep your story to approximately 500 words (give or take). We aren’t counting but, please, no 1000+ entries.

3) *sorry, this is a bit long but important* In order to honor the community-purpose of the blog hop, please Do Not share photos and/or prompt words as your own. We ask that you please include the photo(s) and reference the blog hop in your post so your blog audience and the blog hop community may all be connected. (If you need assistance with inserting the photos, please let one of the hop ladies know via the comments). Photos are the property of the hostess for the week, unless otherwise mentioned. Thank you so much for understanding! Let us know if you have questions on this. 🙂

4) When 1 photo/5 words is the theme, the 5 words MUST be clearly referenced in your story. Variations on a word are allowed within reason (for example: adding s, ed, ing to the word to be grammatically correct); However creating a new, unrelated, word is not.

5) Link your story to linky/froggy below (direct link to story, not your whole blog, please). If you are unable or need help, contact your hop host: Leanne, Debb, Heather, or myself.

6) Most Important, Have Fun and let those creative juices flow… We look forward to reading what you write.

Here is this weeks photo:

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And the 5 Random Words that must be included are:

  • Gunnysack
  • Pathology
  • Croquet (the game)
  • Elate
  • Human

Something In His Eyes…. (My #WWBH Story)

The sun was just setting, hovering over the horizon like an icon, as  Jason and Melanie walked along beach of the small coastal town .

“Marry me.”  Jason said suddenly.

“What?!?”  Melanie said,  wondering if she had just heard him say what she thought she had.

“Marry me.”  Jason repeated.

Yep, that’s what she thought she had heard him say.  Melanie lifted her gaze to Jason’s to gauge whether or not he was joking.  He certainly did like to play his practical jokes.  But this time there was none of mischievous glint that was always present in his eyes whenever Jason was teasing or playing a prank….  He was actually serious.

“I don’t know what to say.”  Melanie responded, “I…

“Yes, would be a good place to start.”    Jason replied with a playful grin, though his eyes  portrayed his obvious nervousness.

There was something about his eyes that had drawn  Melanie to him.  It had been the first thing she had noticed when he had come to her door, nervously attempting to sell  encyclopedia subscriptions.  She had been so exasperated with yet another “sales”  person coming to her door that day that Melanie had nearly slammed the door in his face before he could even start speaking.

Something had stopped her from reacting so meanly,  not her normal demeanor, and allowed her to politely refuse his offer.  To Melanie’s chagrin, Jason had showed up at her door a few days later  this time with a single pink rose.

“I’m sorry to stop by unannounced like this, but I didn’t know…  didn’t have any other way to contact you.”  He had said as he handed her the delicate flower…

“What do you say, Melanie?”  Jason asked, pulling Melanie from her revery.  “Will you marry me?”

Melanie still didn’t know what to say.  She knew that in less than a week he would be going to the bus station to travel to Fort Brill for Basics.   Could she really marry him that quickly…

“How could we possibly marry so quickly” she asked, “I mean you leave in less than a week….”

“So we’ll get married when I return home,”  Jason replied,  “Just say that you’ll marry me…  Please.”

“Okay, Yes,  I’ll marry you.”  Melanie said with a laugh

Jason took a hold of both of Melanie’s hands in his own, pulling her so that she stood toe to toe with him.

“Have I told you how beautiful you are?”  He asked as he kissed the tip of her nose before sliding his lips down to gently cover hers.  his hands still holding hers.

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The Above story was inspired by the photo below provided by this week’s blog hop host, Leanne

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there’s still time to join if you hurry…  Submissions end Tuesday
 

#WWBH: Writer Wednesday Blog Hop – Sept 03, 2014

Summer is drawing to a close and the kiddos are pretty much all back at school. It’s time time to kick it back up a notch in the writing department. And here to kick it off is our lovely Leanne. We all (speaking for the Blog Hop Ladies – Leanne, Debb, Heather, and myself) look forward to your entries. Who knows, you might even become our monthly “ad winner” with your button (either your own or one we create) displayed on the blogs of the Blog Hop Ladies.

So without further ado, here is this week’s Blog Hop.
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It has been a slow couple of weeks for the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop, but that isn’t uncommon for the end of summer. So let’s take a deep breath, stretch our creative muscles and dive in this week. You ready?

Here are the rules for the blog hop:

1) Use the photo and five mandatory words to create a 500-words or less story; all elements of the prompt must be a feature in the brief story you create.

2) Stay with the 500-word limit.

3) Craft and link your post by the following Tuesday.

4) When you have finished your post, link up your story using the inLinkz frog at the bottom of the prompt. If you have trouble, let one of us know in the comments section and we’ll help you get linked up.

5) We were going to tell you to not take this too seriously, but reconsidered it because we know full well that asking writers to write something means that they will take it seriously. So, take it seriously, but don’t fret/panic/pass out/hyperventilate/lose sleep/run in fear over it.

Ready? It’s a tough one, but we can do it!

 

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Mandatory words:

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encyclopedia

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travel

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