Question of the Day 5-17-2018

A Writer's Life

Please feel free to answer these questions on your blog or in the responses. If you leave me a link to your post, I will re-post it on my blog. You can also feel free to forward these questions to anybody who might be interested. Thank you to those who have already shared their thoughts.

 If you could change your name, would you? To what?

I’ve never really thought about changing my first name. As a teen-ager I probably hated my name – Connie – and loved other names like Sarah, but I don’t remember wanting to make the change.

In fact, I like my entire name. Connie Gaylord Swift Knotts.

If I had to change anything, I would drop the Knotts and go back to my maiden name. I seriously thought about gong back to my maiden name when I got divorced. The reason I didn’t was my kids. One was…

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This Week’s Challenges: April 29 – May 4 (OWPC, WW & CYW)

Tourmaline .

Week 18 is here and there are just 2 days left of this challenge! Let me know if you post a wrap up, and if you had any fun. I know I’ve been more absent than in past years, but the posts I saw have been awesome!

Check out the announcement/homepage and get your name on the participant list here:

Color your world is a 4 month long daily blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons. The challenge runs January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018. The week’s colors will be announced via my ‘This Week’s Challenges’ posts each Sunday and you’ll have the following week to respond to those 7 colors as you choose. Post, daily, weekly, or anything in between.

Your contribution can come in any form – art, poetry, flash fiction, a…

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 29, 2018

Cee's Photography

Welcome to my Odd Ball Challenge.  This challenge is for those photos you take that don’t really fit into any common category.  There is never a theme to this challenge, so what is an odd ball is all up for you to discover and photograph.

I hope that you have a lot of fun with this challenge!  To read more about Odd Ball photos click here.

Create a COB post

  1. Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.  To be considered to be featured, I need a link or pingback to your blog in the comments section.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos and post, title your blog post “Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge” or “COB” tag.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.

COB Badge

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday! Link Up!

GirlieOnTheEdge's Blog

Hi everybody! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another week of Six Sentence Stories. Everyone ready? If not, no worries. The link stays open until late next Tuesday night. We always leave the light on for late arrivals 🙂

House rules are simple enough to follow:
Write a story, a poem, whatever/whoever inspires or speaks to you.
Write only 6 sentences, no more, no less.
Use this week’s cue word.
Write in any genre.
Click the frog and start hopping!


First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!
– Ray Bradbury

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First Line Friday: April 27th, 2018

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Below, I give you the first line, and you all get to write the rest. This prompt alternates with Amanda’s Music Prompts, so make sure to check back next Friday for some musical inspiration.

I’ll provide the first line, you get to write whatever comes afterward. Length, genre, and structure are completely up to you. Feel free to modify the line as you see fit, adding punctuation, quotes, or other bits if so desired. No need to tie it to the picture, unless you want to.

Or for more of a challenge, change nothing. You have a week to write it, enjoy!

Include the first line of course! Tag it Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, First Line Fridays, and short fiction. Create a link (ping-back) to this post and add your link to Mister Linky below.

Your line for this week is:

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April 26: Flash Fiction Challenge

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Nearly the end of April and at last the US Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay has plowed a path through the ice-locked Portage Canal that separates the Keweenaw Peninsula from the mainland of Upper Michigan. One of several Great Lakes ice-breakers, engineers, designed these ships to heave down upon the ice to crack open a path. Ice like panes of flat glass float, bob, and eventually melt, exposing the deep clear water below.

Seagulls claim floating ice slabs, and their raucous cries signal the return of water birds to a place dominated by Lake Superior, greatest of the Great Lakes. On black-tipped white wings, they wheel over my home, announcing spring ice-out in Hancock.

In appreciation of our Coast Guard who brought us spring, at last, take a moment to watch the Cutter Mackinaw plow the shipping channel on Lake Superior last month:

Already, the earliest of those who fish…

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