Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 30

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 30

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Written for Day 30 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:

If you would like to participate in this challenge, please use the link above.

Write a spooky poem in 13 lines for Halloween.

Halloween Garden Party

Halloween, waiting in anticipation of a night fright  with the coming invasion

In the darkness, you can see the creepy cloth moving in the gentle breeze

Spooky skeleton bones are shaking and ready to make their first move

Restroom has its skeleton restroom door cover hanging at the front

Toilet seat has it’s special cover on with spiders crawling up the back

Scary bits and pieces, skull lanterns, Halloween decoration hang high

Howling wolves, moaning ghosts, and snarling monsters are all waiting

Terrible smell of death coming from the skeleton bones beside the tomb

Bats waiting to caress and charm the first body that comes within their reach

The haunting music playing softly in the gentle breeze around the garden

The masked guest are walking along the path with glasses of Bloody Mary

Who’s to know what’s hanging around the next corner waiting for a bite

Then a blood-curdling scream, all is quiet, guests are frozen what was that?

Halloween would not be Halloween if there was no scary parties and frights.

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – 30

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – 30

Back Where I Come From

This challenge is based on Kenny Chesney’s song Back Where I Come From.  There are other home-and hometown-related questions to round out the 30 days of posts.

If you would like to participate in “Back Where I Come From Challenge”. Suzanne Gunter McClendon is the author of this challenge

September 2017 – Day 30

Reflection post: What did you think of this challenge? Did you enjoy it? Do you have any suggestions for 2018’s challenge song?

Thank you, Suzanne, I enjoyed this 30-day challenge it brought back many memories.

I don’t have any suggestions for 2018 except some other subject, not “Back where I came from” would be nice, but what I’m sorry I have no idea. 

As I said on day 22 – At the age of seventeen and a half I spent a month in the hospital which I think was a nervous breakdown, it was never found out what was wrong with me, even after many tests like Lumber Puncture (Spine tap to get fluid for a lab test).

One year later I ran away from home, I will be writing a follow-up about this time in my life very soon, I’m now ready to share it.

Here is the link.

https://ramblingsofawriter2016.com/my-story/

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 29

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 29

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Written for Day 29 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:

If you would like to participate in this challenge, please use the link above.

Pick the name of one or your favorite bands/groups/artists.  Use that as your inspiration to write a story in 50 words

Neil Diamond born January 24, 1941, been married three times.

September 7, 2011, on Twitter, the 70-year-old Diamond announced his engagement to the 41-year-old McNeil, In 2012, Diamond married, Katie McNeil, in Los Angeles. 

Wonderful singer, showing everyone you are as old as you feel and not a day older.

McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 29

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 29

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Back Where I Come From

This challenge is based on Kenny Chesney’s song Back Where I Come From.  There are other home-and hometown-related questions to round out the 30 days of posts.

If you would like to participate in “Back Where I Come From Challenge”. Suzanne Gunter McClendon is the author of this challenge

September 2017 – Day 29

Does your hometown have a newspaper?  Does it come out daily, bi-weekly, weekly, or some other frequency? Does your hometown have its own radio station?

The Stratford Press has a weekly newspaper

https://www.facebook.com/StratfordPress/

http://stratfordpress.communitynews.co.nz/

On day 24 I wrote about Hometown Newspaper, not releasing that Day 29 was going to ask this question, so what do I write about today?

What is a newspaper?

A newspaper is a publication printed on paper and issued regularly
It gives information and opinions about current events and news.
You can buy a newspaper at a store or at a newsstand.
Newspapers can be delivered to one’s home if you subscribe to it.

It gives information and opinions about current events and news.
People like to read them to stay informed about their local city
Newspapers can be delivered to one’s home if you subscribe to it.
After being read, it can be recycled, or used for other useful purposes

People like to read them to stay informed about their local city
You can buy a newspaper at a store or at a newsstand.
After being read, it can be recycled, or used for other useful purposes
A newspaper is a publication printed on paper and issued regularly.

How to write Pantoum Poetry

http://shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pantoum.html

Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 28

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 28

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Written for Day 28 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:

If you would like to participate in this challenge, please use the link above.

Write a story in less than 100 words that open with, “There once was a castle…”

Murder at the Castle

There once was a castle surrounded by a water-filled moat, there were many strange things going on within the stone walls.

The structure was divided into separate living areas for the lord and his family that separated them from the servants.

One night when all was asleep someone had swum across the moat, climbed the wall and enter the master quarters killing the whole family by cutting their throats.

The murderer was never found as the servants had the weekend off and no one could prove it was any of them, as there was nobody alive in the castle.

McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 28

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 28

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Back Where I Come From

This challenge is based on Kenny Chesney’s song Back Where I Come From.  There are other home-and hometown-related questions to round out the 30 days of posts.

If you would like to participate in “Back Where I Come From Challenge”. Suzanne Gunter McClendon is the author of this challenge

September 2017 – Day 28

Was your hometown like one big family or just a group of strangers?

Stratford is a very friendly place, a great place to live, the heart of Taranaki, just like a large happy family, lots of smiles and laughter.

Here is a quote that helps to make a town one big family.

It’s your Choice

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” 

― Roy T. BennettThe Light in the Heart

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge – Week 5 – Think

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge  – Week 5 – Think

Reena says –  A wise friend came out with a strategy to beat the algorithm. He recommends documentation of facts, rather than create anything. Just tell people what is happening with your life or business, and you will get a higher level of engagement.

I have been wondering for the last two days, what would life be like, with the implementation of this strategy. And here comes the prompt for this week.

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THINK.

The piece you write can be prose, fiction, a form of poetry that you are comfortable with, or any other experimental format that you devise. There is no restriction on the length either, except that the whole piece should appear in one part

My Next Move – Think

Plan my next move
I have no moves
Lost in a cloud
Cannot clear the dust

Head is as blank
As my mind is lost
Have no idea
What to write next

You say think
The more I think
The worst it is
Mind is blank

Cannot clear the dust
Lost in a cloud
I have no moves
As I cannot think.

Actually, I have many pages of documentation of family history that goes back to the 16th century that needs to be digitally recorded, must do it before it’s too late.

Thanks for the challenge my head was blank, so I wrote a poem about it, will try to improve next week, it was a difficult challenge.

Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 27

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 27

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Written for Day 27 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:

If you would like to participate in this challenge, please use the link above.

The prompt is “crime”.  The length and format are your choices.

Crime Pantoum Poetry

Crime is an unlawful act punishable by authority, a person doing this is classed as a criminal
Most popular view is that crime is a category created by law
Crime is an act harmful not only to some individual but also to a community
Crime violates the law, but not every violation of the law counts as a crime.

Most popular view is that crime is a category created by law
The word crime is derived from the Latin root cernō, meaning “I decide, I give judgment”
Crime violates the law, but not every violation of the law counts as a crime.
Breaches of private law are not automatically punished by the state.

The word crime is derived from the Latin root cernō, meaning “I decide, I give judgment”
A crime is an act done by a person which is against the laws of a country or region.
Breaches of private law are not automatically punished by the state.
Things like killing, injuring, or stealing from another person, is a crime in most countries

A crime is an act done by a person which is against the laws of a country or region.
In most countries, police try to stop crimes and find the criminals, which are held in jails.
Things like killing, injuring, or stealing from another person, is a crime in most countries
Then, usually, a court or a judge, and jury decides if the person really did a crime.

In most countries, police try to stop crimes and find the criminals, which are held in jails.
Crime is an act harmful not only to some individual but also to a community
Then, usually, a court or a judge, and jury decides if the person really did a crime.
Crime is an unlawful act punishable by authority, a person doing this is classed as a criminal.

How to write Pantoum Poetry

http://shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pantoum.html

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 27

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 27

Back Where I Come From

This challenge is based on Kenny Chesney’s song Back Where I Come From.  There are other home-and hometown-related questions to round out the 30 days of posts.

If you would like to participate in “Back Where I Come From Challenge”. Suzanne Gunter McClendon is the author of this challenge

September 2017 – Day 27

If there were no restrictions such as money or employment, where would you most like to live?

It still would not matter what restrictions, it still wouldn’t change my mind, I would still be living and farming in Taranaki NZ even if it meant having another income to survive.

You just take on any employment as long as it brings in some income to the home every week, as farming is not like everyone thinks, you do not make a large income with farming, you still need two incomes to survive to pay the  mortgage and all the farm expenses, and especially if you have children, schooling eats into your savings if you can manage to save.

Most farmers live on a borderline unless the farm has been handed down from parents, even then it is still a challenge.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/91231212/what-is-the-future-for-taranakis-family-farms

While searching google, surprise page 1 “Dairy farming in Taranaki NZ”, I’m sharing this with my readers.

https://plus.google.com/104918451000888426128/posts/GBiXFtVhxc6

Please check it out, it was posted for “Write anything Wednesday” March 16, 2016.

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 64 – Surrounded & History

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 64 – Surrounded & History

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “surrounded & history” and write a tanka poem.

Tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase.  The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.

Not sure of your Syllable count? Check Here

You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks.

My tanka poem – using the words “surrounded & history”.

holy ancient church
foundation history was built
christians would worship
surrounded by growing bush
years of worshiping within

There is no deadline here, if you would like to write a Tanka Poem from past weeks please do, I will add them to the appropriate week so readers can read them.

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge” Week 63 – Playful & Cold – 20 September 2017.

Joelle LeGendre – Two on a Rant, only on her own at the moment.

Frank J Tassone – Writer, Teacher, Husband and father, he has a Haijin in Action blog

Reena SaxenaFounder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant

The Bag Lady – Cheryl is a widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.

Sarah Whiley – She writes short stories, poems, weekly challenge for writers, interesting website

Tucked into a Corner – Sarah is hooked on writing, now she cannot do without it.

Miriam Hurdle – Shower of Blessings lady a very active writer on WordPress, writes about many subjects.

In Emma’s World  a twenty-something graduate of almost four years, now in the working world.