Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 25

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 25

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Written for Day 25 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:

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Write a story in  75 words or less about an encounter with a stranger.

Waiting for my children while they were having a ride on the Carrousel at the Kids Park, I started talking to a stranger in the theme park resort about the beautiful pink flowers growing by the gate when she collapsed.

Panic station, lucky for me her husband saw what had happened and came to the rescue, she had fainted from the heat, so pleased there was the help because my concern was for my three children.

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 25

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 25
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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”, Here is the link. Suzanne Gunter McClendon is the author of this challenge

September 2017 – Day 25
What is your hometown known for? In other words, what makes it special?

Yes – Stratford Clock Tower Glockenspiel.

Here is a little information about Stratford

On 3 December 1877, the name Stratford-upon-Patea was adopted, on the motion of William Crompton of the Taranaki Waste Lands Board.
The supposed similarity of the Patea River to the River Avon in England led to the adoption of this name, and Crompton was known to have a literary turn of mind.
There was a trend at the time to name towns after the birthplace of prominent British men.
The William Shakespeare ‘connection’ led to the naming of 67 streets after Shakespearian characters from 27 of his plays.
Today New Zealand’s only glockenspiel clock tower plays the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet three times a day.
The spoken words are provided via external loudspeakers – there is no carillon (multiple bells) as would be more typical for glockenspiels in towers.

Stratford is the Gateway to the Stratford Mountain House.

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http://www.stratfordmountainhouse.co.nz/

 

Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 24

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 24

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Written for Day 24 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:

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The prompt is “return”.  Any length, any format.

The Good Life Will Return Poem

Feeling lost, disappointed, hesitant and weak
Return to yourself, and search who you are
When you get there, you will discover yourself
Solitude is good for a while, repent and rejoice

Laugh at yourself, all will be right within
Enjoy all the goodness the earth offers
The sun will warm your tired lonely heart
The stars will love to shine around you

All those strange feelings will be gone
Be strong you will grow now enriched
Your spirit will return rejoicing the power
Evolving into a greater present moment.

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 24

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 24

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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”, Here is the link. Suzanne Gunter McClendon is the author of this challenge

September 2017 – Day 24

Does your hometown have a website? Please share the link.

Yes, my Ex hometown Stratford and also a weekly paper – the Stratford Press you can read it online.

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

Here is the Website – http://www.stratford.govt.nz/

Where we live now  – New Plymouth

http://visitnewplymouth.nz/Activities/categoryid/138

I just had to share this beautiful photo with you.

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Photo Credit View of the New Plymouth shoreline. The city is to the left and in the distance is Ngamotu and Sugar Loaf Islands, scene of the first European settlement.

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 23

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 23

Photo CreditThe NASA Kepler mission, launched in March 2009, searches for extrasolar planets.

Written for Day 23 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:

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Write a poem about an alien.  Any length.

Alien Pantoum Poem

They say an alien is something which does not originate from Earth, is that true?
Alien can be a person in a country who is not a national of that country, intelligent being.
People have long speculated about the possibility of life in settings other than Earth
If there was an alien in outer-space why has not someone found more evidence of it

Alien can be a person in a country who is not a national of that country, intelligent being
Why are all films that have aliens in horror movies frightening not friendly to humans
If there was an alien in outer-space why has not someone found more evidence of it
aliens control Earth by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate

Why are all films that have aliens in horror movies frightening not friendly to humans
Could we not have friendly aliens living right next door, yes we could, I love that idea
aliens control Earth by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate
I think we have many of those earth aliens, all the power struck politician ruling us

Could we not have friendly aliens living right next door, yes we could, I love that idea
People have long speculated about the possibility of life in settings other than Earth
I think we have many of those earth aliens, all the power struck politician ruling us
They say an alien is something which does not originate from Earth, is that true?

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 23

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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”, Here is the link. Suzanne Gunter McClendon is the author of this challenge

September 2017 – Day 23

Are you ever homesick for your hometown?

No, as I only lived in Palmerston North for one year.

Photo Credit – Bridge across the Waikato River at Huntly – Taupiri, in the three years living in Taupiri just south of Huntly we drive over this bridge many times, two of my children were born in Huntly

We lived six years in the Waikato, where we farmed starting on wages, then share milking, leasing dairy land, then returned back to Taranaki where we brought our farm at Midhirst in 1968 for Thirty-five Thousand Dollars.

I have lived in Taranaki NZ for seventy years, so I never had time to ever get homesick, as there were only seven busy years away from my hometown.

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 22

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 22

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Written for Day 22 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:

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Write a 50-word story that includes the words: expedition, rainforest, discovery.

No one knows how destroying rainforests will change the earth, many expeditions take place every year with new discoveries all the time.

Over 25% of natural medicines have been discovered in rainforests, with the loss of the rainforests, it would hurt many humans besides those that live there.

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge – Week 4

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge  – Week 4

Whatever You Earnestly wish for is your goal in life.

We grow up with templated goals on education, career, finances, family, retirement and are happy to achieve those. Is this really what seizes us, does not let us sleep in the night? Or is it something else?

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.

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Longing Tanka

sleep comes easy now
retirement came far too soon
the body is tired
but my heart is crazing too
where to go to now its late

McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 22

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McClendonvilla September 2017 Challenge – Day 22

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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”, Here is the link. Suzanne Gunter McClendon is the author of this challenge

September 2017 Day 22

Did you have chores when you were a kid? What were they? What did you think about having chores? What was your least favorite chore? Is it still?

Yes, I was brought up with work (Chores) as long as I can remember.

At the age of 12, I was helping my father doing housework, like the washing and cleaning and cooking in the house, as my mother was in Palmerston North hospital for six weeks in 1952, when she came home she didn’t do much work. I still never found out why she was there other than having treatment for a goiter.

Work never worried me I was quite happy doing anything as I never could sit still for very long, as the years went by I realized as long as I was working I didn’t get growl at for being lazy.

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.

Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 21

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Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 21

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Written for Day 21 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:

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Write a story in 25 words or less about a book.

Adventure, mystery and horror, this novel has it all, beware your hair will stand up, enjoy you won’t be able to leave it.

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