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by JB
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 4 (Final Week)
Replies: 7
Views: 2895

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 4 (Final Week)

week 4 – In this final installment, bring a connection to all three of the main characters at some point in the future (a day, week, month, year, etc). Solve the mystery. Make this last part work for what you've created so far. Now, I have done some revisions and am looking to do more. I even may ch...
by JB
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: June 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Full Prompt
Replies: 7
Views: 4400

Re: June 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Full Prompt

Dude? My husband calls me "dude-ette. :lol: And funny thing. He said stop falling down, too. Go figure. Oh. Grammarly is saying dude-ette isn't a word. (Poo on you, Grammarly.) I have to admit, though, when things like that happen to me, I drop off the planet. Get through the pain and then get ...
by JB
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 4 (Final Week)
Replies: 7
Views: 2895

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 4 (Final Week)

Hi, Jill. Sorry for the delay. I've been thinking about it and I think a few weeks to a month for the timing between the island incident and the bar. Does that sound feasible? I want it to still feel as if it were fresh in Herb's head and he is yet to start (but maybe ready?) to start the healing pr...
by JB
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 4 (Final Week)
Replies: 7
Views: 2895

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 4 (Final Week)

Thanks, Jill. Still working on it. Soooo...you want a happy ending, does ya? :twisted:

Does it confuse the story that Herb and Miliana are in the bar...then i go back to the island? hope not.
by JB
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Quickie - 12 Word Story - 5.31.16
Replies: 9
Views: 4606

Re: Quickie - 12 Word Story - 5.31.16

Curses!!! It is 13....

#-o

~~~
Hey Hissmonster, how have you been?

Here is another (I counted this time)
Into the Bermuda Triangle we flew; all hoping to solve the mystery.
by JB
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 4 (Final Week)
Replies: 7
Views: 2895

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 4 (Final Week)

This is what I have started so far this morning for the week four of May's challenge. How do you feel this is going? Does it propel you forward? I'm trying to determine which way to go...does it end tragically? Happy? Even though I initially thought I was going to go for a happy conclusion to this, ...
by JB
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: June 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Full Prompt
Replies: 7
Views: 4400

Re: June 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Full Prompt

In retrospect, maybe knowing the prompts in advance is easier, but I liked the "surprise" prompt (if you want to call it that). :D My writing has waned this past week, cuz a year and a day from my fall that broke my leg, I decided to fall and hurt my other leg. Nothin' broken, but I have a...
by JB
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Quickie - 12 Word Story - 5.31.16
Replies: 9
Views: 4606

Re: Quickie - 12 Word Story - 5.31.16

I like that. Let me be lazy here:

I can't remember the flight, but it ended in hell. Go figure.

Or:

If the plane took off for Heaven, how come we landed in LA?
by JB
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: June 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Full Prompt
Replies: 7
Views: 4400

Re: June 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Full Prompt

I am still trying to get the final week's prompt done. Not sure which I will do next.
by JB
Tue May 24, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 3
Replies: 10
Views: 3450

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 3

That's ok, Jill. Life gets busy. But just FYI. I goofed-- I had another snippet to week 3. So I added it to above and fixed (I think) a few holes I found in the story (the Jarl II for one...the boat that took the birders to the island had to be gone or there wouldn't be need of rescue. Right now I'm...
by JB
Thu May 19, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 3
Replies: 10
Views: 3450

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 3

Hope this is where I put this, Jill. :-D Week three: Walota Singh rubbed the grease off his hand and onto his forhead as he stared at the small sea plane's cockpit . “Please start, please start old girl,” he begged under his breath. If in answer, the Otter's propellers started humming and the old pi...
by JB
Wed May 18, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 1
Replies: 11
Views: 3395

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 1

should i have posted in other thread, jill? I can move it to week 2 if you want
by JB
Tue May 17, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 3
Replies: 10
Views: 3450

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 3

Very challenging, Jill. Took a bit of time to come up with week 2's submission. On to week 3. :-D
by JB
Tue May 17, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 1
Replies: 11
Views: 3395

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 1

I hope I got this right, Jill. Finally, my Week 2.... The high-powered binoculars flew and hit the passenger door, falling into the deep abyss of the Jeep . And out of reach of the angry driver. “That bastard!” Miliana Song cursed out loud trying to reach, unsuccessfully, the cord of the glasses. Sh...
by JB
Tue May 10, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 1
Replies: 11
Views: 3395

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 1

Hey Jill, just finished my week one prompt. I was having a bit of trouble getting back to the swing of things. Sorry it is just a touch over 1k Sharks in the Water. “The bridge was under water already, Marge, so this is our only outlet. We only have time to swim to that raft.” The woman of around fi...
by JB
Thu May 05, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: WordTrip Monthly Writing Challenge
Topic: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge - Week 1
Replies: 11
Views: 3395

Re: May 2016 - 3 Flash to 1 Short Challenge!!

wow. good prompts. taking them with me today to work on at writing group. :D
by JB
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: DUCKS ON PARADE
Replies: 11
Views: 3426

Re: DUCKS ON PARADE continued.

Tired and very hungry, a young duckling felt a sick gnawing pain in his gut. There was food everywhere, but he couldn't get to it. The old man fed him when he was caught, but that was yesterday and the bowls were empty. From behind his bamboo bars, Puck stared out from his prison. He had poked and p...
by JB
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: DUCKS ON PARADE
Replies: 11
Views: 3426

Re: DUCKS ON PARADE

Oh, this is Part 5. geesh. Just been too tired to work on re-write. Will try to finish(?) by next week, but no promises. What do you think of storyline so far? What are some things you would like to see happen to our Puck? Do you want him safe, or deep fried and golden brown? I'm still in a debate w...
by JB
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: DUCKS ON PARADE
Replies: 11
Views: 3426

Re: DUCKS ON PARADE Part 4

PART THREE: At Bucky and Polly's “You should have kept a better eye on the youngster,” Bucky said, trying to console Jenny with a hug from his wing. “Stop sobbing, Jenny, if he isn't around the pond, then he probably is in that cornfield over there.” Sniffing through her tears, the elder hen babbled...
by JB
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: DUCKS ON PARADE
Replies: 11
Views: 3426

Re: DUCKS ON PARADE

Lol...no wonder I didn't see it, it was right at the beginning! Thanks for letting me know, Jill.
by JB
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: DUCKS ON PARADE
Replies: 11
Views: 3426

Peking Duck, continued

Haven't scoped out the errors on this part, so if you see anything, let me know. PART THREE: Bucky and Polly's After a search of the cornfield, no signs of Puck were found--not even a feather. “You should have kept a better eye on the youngster,” Bucky said, trying to console Jenny with a hug from h...
by JB
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: DUCKS ON PARADE
Replies: 11
Views: 3426

Re: DUCKS ON PARADE

Yes...there's more. Don't know if it will be finished today like I was hoping. Did some editing and added more to it so it is coming along. Also, you mentioned an error. For the life of me, I can't find the who/whose you speak of. Which paragraph is it in if you don't mind letting me know. It's prob...
by JB
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: DUCKS ON PARADE
Replies: 11
Views: 3426

part two Peking Duck

“Pa-paw, Puck has disappeared again.” Jenny saw that her husband wasn't paying attention and was looking at the swan family that had just flown in. “PA-PAW!” She swung her wing and hit the inattentive duck with a well-placed hit on the head. “OWWEEE!” Gafford did an about-face and looked back at his...
by JB
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: DUCKS ON PARADE
Replies: 11
Views: 3426

DUCKS ON PARADE

Didn't see this one here, Jill. I may have missed it in another area. It is in FB too I entitled this one, PEKING DUCK Gafford was getting on Jenny's last pinfeather. The long trek to her sisters for the picnic was wearing on her webbed feet. The hen knew whose fault it was that the picnic wasn't be...
by JB
Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Writing Links
Replies: 8
Views: 11374

Re: Writing Links

This one, my daughter showed me and is where i came up with a few names.

http://www.behindthename.com/

ohhh geeshhh..enough already...today's name of the day?


Edgar.

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