BlankCanvas’ Challenge

Name: Miss MildredSetting: Steam TrainObject: HarmonicaEmotion: Disgust "Miss Mildred," whined little Sarah from the bed in her family's private train car. Mildred, the girl's nanny, rolled her eyes as she marked her place in her book and picked up the oil lamp by which she was reading. Mildred had made this trip with Sarah nearly … Continue reading BlankCanvas’ Challenge

Revolt

This week, our Sunday Scribblings prompt is Revolt. If you decide to write a post based on this week's prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here's what I did with it... Frank stood in the middle of the kitchen. He was braced … Continue reading Revolt

For the Love of Books’ Challenge

This week's challenge is a little different. This time, I've been given an opening line: "Rounding the corner, his heart stopped when he saw..." "Rounding the corner, his heart stopped when he saw..." said Jimmy, suddenly silencing his reading voice for added suspense. "Saw what?!" asked Beth. The little girl sat in her father's lap, … Continue reading For the Love of Books’ Challenge

Paul’s Challenge

Name: WillieSetting: Neighbour's BasementObject: Old RefrigeratorEmotion: Disgust Willie raised his head, just to the point where his eyes were above the windowsill. He was desperate to see what the crazy old man next door was up to. "You know," said Willie's mom, "it would nice of you to go next door and lend Mr. Walker … Continue reading Paul’s Challenge

Teresa’s Challenge

Name: Lucy Setting: Train Object: Key Emotion: Anxious Lucy Michaels was 11-years-old the first time she rode on a train. Over the years, as she grew older, she would remember a confusing combination of feelings as she was led to her seat, which was right beside the social worker whom she had met only two … Continue reading Teresa’s Challenge

Ashley’s Challenge

Name: Jess Setting: Waterfall in the forest Object: A spoon Emotion: Fear He was having a hard time catching his breath. But that's because he was finding zero opportunities to stop or even slow down. What was supposed to be a simple hiking trip that led into a simple camping trip had become a slightly … Continue reading Ashley’s Challenge

Wandering Cranes’ Challenge

Character: Lydia Setting: Parking garage Object: Rose Emotion: Hope Tonight was supposed to be date night. So, of course Lydia's boss had asked her to work late. She was frustrated. She was annoyed. And she was in the office alone. In reality, Lydia couldn't understand why she, and all her coworkers for that matter, weren't … Continue reading Wandering Cranes’ Challenge

A to Z Challenge 2020 – Theme Reveal

Last year, T, over at No Love For Fatties, introduced me to the concept of the A to Z Challenge. The idea is that throughout the month of April, you follow a theme and work your way through the alphabet, posting each day except Sundays. April 1 is A, April 2 is B, and so … Continue reading A to Z Challenge 2020 – Theme Reveal

Challenge Me… Again

Something I used to love doing on my old blog and even on this one in the early years was to make an attempt at writing some fiction. Back in the day, I followed a blog called Sunday Scribblings that would post a one word prompt encouraging other bloggers to write a post based on that … Continue reading Challenge Me… Again

Question of the Week #206

Would you be willing to eat a bowl of live crickets for $40,000? Heck yes I would. Actually, I say that... But I also think it's kind of gross when I watch people like Rhett & Link eat bugs for the sake of entertainment. I think I could do it, though. No, $40,000 isn't, in … Continue reading Question of the Week #206