Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 14th Challenge

Hi, it’s Christina –

Yesterday, by 11:00 am, the sun was out and the day turned beautiful, so my daughter and I hit the beach. The sand was so hot, it actually burned. I much prefer a sunny beach day after it had rained the night before, then you can actually walk on the sand. The water had turned cold and rough again, so getting relief from the scorching sun was not a pleasant venture. Then, very quickly, the storm clouds started to roll in again, so we elected to pack up. My husband and other daughter never even made it to the beach.

Although it thundered and lightening, no rain came, and the storm ended up blowing through, but at that point I was showered and dressed, so I wasn’t going back to the beach. Now, looking out the window, I wish I had. It is dark and threatening already and the rain is supposed to start around one and then be pretty rainy for the remainder of our stay. The joys of the Eastern Seaboard during hurricane season, but at least it isn’t a hurricane and we are not being evacuated.

The locals told us about a restaurant about six miles down the strip which I think we will try tonight. Supposedly the food is good, there’s a large selection to choose from and it is very inexpensive by OBX standards. I’ll let you know how it was tomorrow.

Hope you have a wonderful day and happy writing!


Your Last Challenge was:


Aria danced along the Queria falls, climbed their mossy slopes and dove into the rejuvenating pools. There was much to be done, and she knew she should have been working, but she also knew a few hours of pleasure would make her much more productive in the long run. Aria knew she was taking a chance being at the falls in the midday, knew she ran the risk of being seen by the Talmandae. Her brother Bain would be livid if he ever found out.

Well, he will just never have to find out, she thought to herself as she reached the top of the highest fall, spread her arms and pushed off. She loved the feeling of soaring through the air, even if it was for only a few brief moments. She adjusted her arms above her head and broke the surface of the water cleanly, plunged deep the resurfaced.

Just a few more minutes and I’ll head back. She closed her eyes and floated on her back, drinking in the warmth of the sun on her skin.

Your Next Challenge is:


You are sorting through some things you had inherited and you find and old, sealed letter addressed to you.


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.