Quadrille #43

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Hi friends!     Grace here hosting our Quadrille where the challenge is to write a post of only 44 words with a chosen word.   Can you guess the word with some quotes below?      

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Yes, the word is CREAK.    Today, write us a poem or short prose containing the word CREAK.  Make it a noun or verb.   Create a halloween mood with grating sounds (creaking stairs or floors) or paint an emotional canvas (creaking heart).  Or make it funny with bones creaking.

Here’s how to join the Quadrille:

– Write a poem or short prose of exactly 44 words, including the word creak.
– Put your post on your blog and link back to this post.
– Link it up with our Mr. Linky.
– Visit other blogs. Enjoy some amazing poets. Comment. Come back later this week and write another one, and visit some…

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She Met Her Prince (for Real!) at a D.C. Nightclub – New York Times

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Ariana Austin and Joel Makonnen aka Prince Yoel (Credit: Jared Soares for The New York Times)

by Katie Rogers via nytimes.com

Few love stories resemble a fairy tale as much as the courtship and marriage of Ariana Austin and Joel Makonnen. Of course, it helped that the groom is an actual prince and the bride has a prominent lineage of her own. Mr. Makonnen, known as Prince Yoel, is the 35-year-old great-grandson of Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. And Ms. Austin, 33, is of African-American and Guyanese descent; her maternal grandfather was a lord mayor of Georgetown, the capital of Guyana.

As the couple noted on their wedding website, their union happened when “Old World aristocracy met New World charm.” The old and new combined on Sept. 9, in a marathon day of events that lasted from 11 a.m. until late in the evening…

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Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Julianne Snow @CdnZmbiRytr @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

Spreading the Writer's Word

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

Eyes in the Sky
by Julianne Snow

They foretold of terrible events to come.
The eyes in the sky appeared one day and were burned into the memories of those who witnessed them. At the time, no one knew what to think, staring in awe instead of trying to understand the ominous message. With the birds silent and the creatures still, one might have thought the world was recharging, resetting.
But when they came, the eyes disappeared, fading into the horizon, not staying to witness the ensuing carnage. It was vicious, lethal, unrelenting. Suffering unlike anything that could have been imagined—with no one left to witness the utter extermination, the eyes returned to oversee the wasteland they’d created.
Fiction © Copyright Julianne Snow
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

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October 23rd is National Boston Cream Pie Day!

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Did you know?

Boston Cream Pie was invented at Boston’s Parker House around 1912.

A dessert cook at the time was Ho Chi Minh,

the future Communist leader of North Vietnam


Here are today’s five thing to know about Boston Cream Pie:

  1.  A Boston cream pie is a cake that is filled with a custard or cream filling and frosted with chocolate.
  2. Although it is called a Boston cream pie, it is in fact a cake, and not a pie.
  3. Boston cream pie was created by Armenian-French chef M. Sanzian at Boston’s Parker House Hotel in 1856,
  4. The Boston cream pie is the official dessert of Massachusetts, declared as such in 1996.
  5. A Boston cream doughnut is a name for a Berliner filled with vanilla custard or crème pâtissière and topped with icing made from chocolate.

Today’s Food History

  • 1752 Nicolas Appert was born. (The year is listed in various…

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Rock ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #110

Pix to Words

A trail through loose stone scattered
Gouged from mountains, crushed by time and ice, now at rest
Here I, immersed in the hiker’s mindful peace
Each measured step a meditative breathThough, could I see
The immensity of time
With the eyes of this still young Earth

Then peaceful moment lost
Turmoil and cataclysm of tumbling land

And in those eyes, what am I?

But a mote of dust
Lost to infinity

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Mundane Monday Challenge #132 : Learn Photography – Trablogger

Do you want to learn photography? Do you want to improve your photography skills? Welcome to 132nd week of Mundane Monday Challenge I believe in order to learn photography, the first thing one must do is to start observing one’s own surrounding more closely and be aware of it. Mundane Monday Challenge is a Weekly … … Continue reading →

Source: Mundane Monday Challenge #132 : Learn Photography – Trablogger