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.
Monday, August 5, 2013
August 5th Challenge - My 100th Blog Entry!
it’s Christina –
Monday Morning! As you may have guessed from my friend Karolyn’s response to
the challenge question (on FB – I still need to copy it to the blog), we are
headed to the beach today. Which means, in order to get this blog done, make
lunches and get our stuff together, I’m up before dawn again. Not that I mind.
Everyone’s life is so crazy and fast paced, that it is hard to find time to get
together with friends. So when the opportunity arises, I try to snatch it with
time through this blog, I’m sure you will hear me mention some of my friends. I
have been pretty blessed in the friends department, as a number of my friends I
have had for over twenty, thirty and even forty years. Karolyn is one of them,
so I am excited to get to spend some time with her today. Our daughters are all
old enough they can entertain themselves, so we will have six hours to chat. I
now I have one last load of towels to throw in the dryer so they can be packed,
watermelon to cut, chicken and tuna salads to make, cooler to pack, car to
pack, and somewhere during that COFFEEEEEEE. See, I put you guys even above my
need for caffeine this morning, and that need is becoming strong, so let’s get
to it. Have a great day y’all and happy writing!
Your Last Challenge was:
a story containing these three words: Light, Cave & Shell.
For years I have been coming to this
tiny strip of beach just north of Bar Harbor, Maine. I stay in an itty-bitty
cabin; a bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a porch, that’s it, but it is
right on the water and I love it. I started coming here as a kid, and now as an
adult, it is my escape cottage.
If asked, I would say I knew every inch
of this beach like the back of my hand, so I was quite surprised when I
stumbled upon a cave I had never seen. I decided to take a walk after dinner. I
do this often. One more dose of crisp salty air would relax me so I could sleep
soundly. I would walk for an hour or so, gathering shells or skipping rocks
into the ocean if the water was calm.
I had bent down to pick up a shell and
a flicker of light caught my eye. I turned to where I thought the light was
coming from and scanned the rocky cliff for the source. At first I saw nothing,
but then it happened again, a burst of light reflected off the rock. As I
approached, it became more apparent the light was coming from inside a cave.
But what could be causing it?
Dang it, ran out of time. L I am SO not a short
story person. OK, off to get ready. Hope you find tomorrow’s challenge fun. Again,
have a great day!
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.