Tuesday Prompt: Playing with words

Today seems to be a day of played on words for me.

I can’t remember all of the moments but one moment was a text from my husband. He said, “you wanna see a big c@!k?”

Naturally, I was curious and said sure. The following picture yes what I got:

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Hahaha. Yep, that’s a big one alright.

Then tonight I finished reading, to my three sons, the last two chapters of The Anybodies. One son commented about the author and whether or not the author was a woman or man.

I had realized I was calling the author a woman when in fact I didn’t know.

I explained and my son asked what the author’s name was, again.
N. E. Bode.

My nine year old son repeated the authors name, the book title then started laughing with glee. He instantly got it.

The almost eleven year old took a bit more explaining before he got it, but eventually he was groaning and laughing with us.

I my children! I love sharing stories with them.

Well it got me to thinking about playing with words. It could make a fun writing experience.

Our Prompt: Try to come up with a word to play with and have fun writing with it.

Hmm. Holy man? Brick of cheese? Hehe.

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Sunday Prompt: Civilized?

One of the few things I remember from my 10th grade year history class was a movie we watched in class and the verbal report I had to write on my opinion regarding civilization as presented by the movie.

What movie? Ah umm *blush*. I was a horrible student. I barely paid attention to the class let alone the movie.

I remember something about a man trying to introduce Christianity to a (maybe) African tribe?

Anyway, I was listening to an old song that I haven’t heard in years. The name of the song is Mr. Wendal by Arrested Development.

There is a line in the song, “uncivilized we call him, but I just saw him eat off the food we waste.”

This line, for whatever reason, jogged my memory of the movie in class and the report that followed.

Civilized, are we? What is civilization? And like Arrested Development questions, “who are we to judge?”

Today’s prompt: Imagine a situation that could result in our sophisticated society suddenly being thrust into a de-civilization. (Based upon your own ideals.)

Now toss your character to the wolves and see how she/he survives/behaves/reacts.

Saturday Prompt: Romance

I personally feel that very few stories can claim they have zero room for a touch of romance. Horror stories come to mind… those have a legitimate claim. Anyway.

Romance, love, seeking to find that one person with whom you’ll always fit in with, it’s human nature.

Today’s prompt: There is murder in the news, everyone is whispering to one another. You know, small town gossip wildfire. The murderer is on the loose. Enter character A and E. Throw some romance at the chaos.

 

School has Started!

School has started! Nothing like having a thunderstorm for an alarm clock. Everyone in the household was awake 30 minutes early today. It was kind of nice, despite my hatred for early mornings.

I am as excited as my children. I’ve got my day time writing hours back.

So what does that mean for you, my dear reader and writer friends?

#1) I’m aiming to have a new page set up today where we can easily find some writing advice/tips from professionals. While I think advice should be nothing more than that, it is enjoyable to see what professionals have to say. Please shoot me a list of some authors you’d like to find advice from if you’d like to add to my list.

#2) I never did find a partner in prompt crime, so I will be restarting my prompts today as well!

#3) Some creative writing from me. I’ve been aching to write, even if nothing more than 10 minute quickies. This summer has been super crazy though. I mean the pull out your hair while standing on top of the dining table, screaming wildly, crazy. (Oh, opps, am I the only one?? Shhh.)

I’m looking forward to the next nine months of day time quite.