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.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
August 24th Challenge
it’s Christina –
I survived…barely. Yesterday was difficult to say the least. It took us about
three hours from unloading the car to having her whole room organized, so I
guess it wasn’t too bad. Then we had lunch, listened to the welcome speech from
the college president, said goodbye to my daughter, then listened to a few more
speeches, and it was all over.
will be breaking the rules this morning. I am going to see my daughter one last
time to pick up some of the empty bins she has so they are not taking up space,
but it is only going to be a five minute visit. (I couldn’t take the bins
yesterday because after we unloaded, our car had to go to off-site parking, and
I wasn’t about to carry bins on the shuttle bus back to the car.) The ride back
to the hotel afterwards may just be harder for me than yesterday was.
three musketeers were reunited again, and they all seemed happy, so that does
give me some comfort, but not much. It is going to be so weird leaving for home
without my daughter with us.
won’t be going straight home today. We will be taking a detour to Lanconia, New
Hampshire to see friends of ours. Years ago we used to go to Wildwood for
vacation and we stayed at the same hotel every year. Because of that we became
friends with the owners, Anthony & Tillie, as well as some of the guests,
Red & Rose; so much so, we started coordinating our vacations so we would
all be at the hotel at the same time. Well, the Marianne Motel closed down a
few years ago, so none of us have seen each other in a while.
my daughter and I made our first trip to VT, we met Red and Rose for lunch on
our way home, but it has been years since my husband and youngest daughter have
seen them. With them only being two hours away from the college, how could we
not swing by for a visit? At least I have something to look forward to today or
I may have been a total wreck driving home.
guess I should be going. I need to leave in a few minutes to meet my daughter.
So, until tomorrow… hope you have a wonderful day and happy writing!
Your Last Challenge was:
a story containing: Hot Fudge, Mustard and a Bottle of Wine.
“These two, three and four week
business trips are going to be the death of me”, Carrie grumbled as she dropped
her luggage in the front hall of her apartment and tossed her keys and her mail
on the table. She shimmied out of her coat and hung it on the hook, “Food,
shower, then bed, in that order.” She eyed her discarded bags and the stack of
mail. “Ugh. Alright, put the luggage in the room, go through the mail for
anything important, food, shower then bed. I’ll unpack tomorrow.”
Carrie hauled her bags into her bedroom
and deposited them in the corner, retrieved her mail, then sorted it over the
kitchen garbage decreasing the pile by eighty percent. Satisfied with the more
manageable stack sitting on the counter, she turned to the refrigerator to
tackle the third thing on her “To Do” list, food. She opened the door to find
nothing more than a container of hot fudge, a jar of mustard and a bottle of
wine. “Well what did you expect stupid, you’ve been gone for three weeks?”
Deciding eating was overrated, she headed for the shower.
Next Challenge is:
There’s a nip in the air…
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.