Image Prompt 025 – Golden Egg & Brookgreen Gardens

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It’s the Second Friday of the Month, so today is an Image Prompt day.

I’ve included two images to work from.  Pick one (or both if you’re feeling ambitious) and write something inspired by the image.  You can use something in the image, the feeling it invokes, or whatever the image makes you think of.

If you write a piece and end up posting it somewhere online, please link back to it here on a comment so we can all enjoy it too.

I’ll be posting my own piece next week.

Golden Egg

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The Hands that Mold: Mathew

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For those new to my blog, the Hands that Mold series of posts is about the people in my life that have helped shape me into the writer I am today.

This post is about Mathew.

If you’ve been reading for a while, you might remember me mentioning Matt before.  He was part of my very first Role Playing Game (RPG) group, which I talked about in a previous The Hand that Mold post.  You might also remember him if you’ve read my book.  This is the Mathew that I mention in the dedications and by the end of this post you’ll have a better idea of why I plan to dedicate each and every book to him. Continue reading

Adventures with Hair Dye

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I’ve always wanted to dye my hair a fun color.  Neon purple, or bright aqua, or something equally ridiculous and anime appropriate if I did my whole head.  I thought maybe doing just a streak that I could hide when I wanted or just the tips of my hair would be a nice compromise.  And then this November we were talking about it in my local NaNoWriMo online chat and someone said we should all get together at my place to do it after the holidays.

So a couple weeks ago, I had a couple friends over for a hair dye party at my house.  My only experience with hair dye was a temporary 7-shampoo wash out that my friend’s mom helped me and her do when we were about twelve.  I think it was a dark purple tint kind of thing.

This was a lot more intense than that.

There was bleach involved.  And fuchsia hair dye.  And the hairdryer I only own because my husband uses it.

Step one involved some really amusing hair styling: Continue reading

Image Prompt 024 Response: Roommates

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I selected the image of the college dorm apartment for my twenty-minute sprint this time.

Roommates:

Delia sighed as she set her bags down beside the door and closed it behind her.  Getting to Black Ashe this semester had been a nightmare.  She’d gotten booted off her flight twice and spent almost 36 hours in airports before she could even get on a plane.  She was just glad it was over and she wouldn’t have to deal with any of it again until summer.

“Is that our last roomie?” a voice asked from down the hall.

“Yeah.  Hi,” Delia called back.

A head popped out of the first room with black hair streaked with bright pink.  She was smiling, which Delia hoped was a good sign.

“I’ll be out in a sec to help you find your way around,” the girl called before her head disappeared again.

Delia inspected the common area while she waited.  They were all here already, and she knew at least one of her roommates was another shifter, so she should really greet her properly before moving too far into the apartment. Continue reading

Image Prompt 024 – UK & College Apartment

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It’s the Second Friday of the Month, so today is an Image Prompt day.

I’ve included two images to work from.  Pick one (or both if you’re feeling ambitious) and write something inspired by the image.  You can use something in the image, the feeling it invokes, or whatever the image makes you think of.

If you write a piece and end up posting it somewhere online, please link back to it here on a comment so we can all enjoy it too.

I’ll be posting my own piece next week.

 

Somewhere in the UK.

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My room in College Apartments

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Happy New Year – Where I’m From – 2017 Edition

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I really like this poem prompt and it has a lot of room for creativity.  Once a year in January, I’m going to do the prompt again and post it to the blog to see where I’m from that year that might be different from the year before or the year after.

Here’s a link to the “Where I’m From” Prompt.  If you’d like to join me in this poem prompt, please link to your poem in the comments.

Here are links to my 2015 and 2016 poems for comparison.

And here is the 2017 version of “Where I’m From.” Continue reading

2016: Year in Review

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2016 has felt like an incredibly long year.  In its defense, I’ve done a lot this year.  However, not all of 2016 was good things, so today I just wanted to take some time to review my year and think about how far I’ve come (or not) in different areas.

We’ll start with a few work things that really colored my year. Continue reading