30 Day Challenge Day 8 again!

There were two day 8s with different prompts.  I decided I was unhappy with my first one so I tried the 2nd one too.  Day 9 is the same way.

Day 8

Write a story about a bad or unpleasant person. Make this person likable to

your reader…


 I’m not sure if I succeeded.  I have played with Eddy before and Isaac belongs to Idun 🙂  I hope you do not mind, Idun! Continue reading


30 Day Challenge Day 8!

Day 8

Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. The

heartbreaking result: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Write a ghost story or

a love story in less than 20 words…

OK, this is even harder than it sounded. Wow.

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30 Day Challenge Day 5!

Yikes, had to go back to the office after Pilates tonight!  Thought I might have to miss today’s, but here it is. 

Day 5


Your character has a date but decides not to show up. Your character believes

he or she has a very good reason for this decision (you decide the reason). But

your character’s date is furious and decides to make your character sorry…

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Challenge prompts

How did I forget about my vacation? I’ve lost my mind! Not this coming weekend, but the next I will be in Las Vegas for the days. It is meant as a group 40th birthday party and a belated 21st birthday party. I will just have to work extra hard before I leave.  I won’t give up on it yet!

30 Day Challenge Day 4!

Day 4

Think of two very different people you know. Invent a character who combines

characteristics of both of them. Then put this character in a stressful family



Confession time, I lay awake for a very long time last night trying to think of something for this and came up with nada. Zip. Zero. Zilch. I also have very limited time tonight to write so I need something that plays nice with the muse.


I will have to cheat and invoke day 9. “Go to Google.com, and click on the “Image” link on the top left. This will take you to the image search page. Type two words into the search box, and click on the “”Search”” button. A bunch of pictures will appear. Choose one of them to use as a writing prompt. You can repeat this exercise whenever you need fresh writing ideas!”


Hopefully this fulfills the spirit of the challenge if not the actual “rules”.


Here is the image I found: http://www.amazingtattooideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Large-Dragonfly-tattoo-on-the-back.jpg

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