A blog about writing, being a writer, getting inspired to write, etc. For writers, authors, would-be writers and authors. I only have 2 rules. 1, please keep everything PG rated at most, there are some younger folks who read my blog; and 2, please do not criticize what others have written. I would like this to be a safe haven for folks to explore their writing style and to gain some confidence in their story telling abilities. Nasty comments will be deleted.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
May 28th Challenge
Hi, it’s Christina –
I'm an idiot! Yesterday I had
my son get out the chainsaw because we have these weed things that literally
grow to the size of trees in one season. I cut them down as best I could, but I
didn't have enough arm strength to hold the chainsaw parallel to the ground
close to the base, so I asked my husband to get them after he finished mowing.
He agreed and I promptly forgot about it. My husband worked on other things
yesterday and never got to cut the stumps down.
OK, no big deal. Here's why
I'm an idiot. Since he was going to be using the chainsaw again, I left it by
the corner of the house near where he'd be cutting. Well, someone must have
seen the brand new chainsaw sitting there near the house, walked up the 150'
from the road to the corner of the house, AND TOOK THE DANG THING! I’m not
looking forward to telling him when he wakes up.
Many believe in Karma, and for the most part I do
believe that what you put out into the universe does come back to you, treat
others how you’d wish to be treated, etc. The potential for bad Karma from
stealing a chainsaw could get rather ugly don’t you think? I’m just sayin’…
Yesterday’s challenge was:
The Civil War never happened…
If the Civil War never happened, chances are slavery would have
continued. If slavery had continued, I would make EVERY effort to “own” as many
slaves as I could, because if I “owned” slaves, they would never be beaten or
raped again. They would not be separated from their families. They would not
fear being sold again. They would have clean clothes and shoes, comfortable
living quarters and enough food. They would be educated, allowed to marry and
to keep their traditions. My only request of them would be they not give away
our secret. Just because society accepts slavery doesn’t mean I have to.
Sorry, lots of distractions this morning, so ten
minutes went really quickly without much accomplished. Tomorrow’s challenge is
wide open. I hope some of you submit, so we can see where it lead you.
Your Next Challenge is:
You have 10 minutes (be honest). There is no right
or wrong, just write. Spelling and punctuation don’t count and NO ONE is
allowed to criticize what someone else has written. Go.