Blog Challenge 2017

Blog Challenge 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Theme Reveal #AtoZChallenge 2017

I wasn't thinking of doing the A to Z Challenge this year but reading everyone else's Theme Reveal has gotten me enthused and remembering how much fun it is to do.

So I guess I'll take the plunge and do my usual "Winging it" style, writing the post on the day it's due. Why change? Planning ahead? Ha! Not my style.

So I have decided that my theme will be: DRUM ROLLLLLLLLL




Poetry, Pics and Prose

These combine my three favourite things and should one fail me one day, the others will surely come to the rescue. I like to have options.

I will try to vary it but some days a photo or a quickly whipped up poem might have to suffice for the day. Prose is harder but I will try when the inspiration hits.

I have been doing the FMS Photo A Day challenge for March and have been enjoying that very much. Those lucky Australians with their beautiful summery beach vistas while Canada is still slogging through the end of winter. So much talent there and so many members. A bit overwhelming but I have been enjoying it and it helps perk me up through the drab days of winter.

Wonder if I could manage to do both. Will have to ponder that one a bit.

I look forward to reading others' blogs and commenting. The camaraderie shared during the A to Z challenge is the best part about doing it other than the fun of that daily creative challenge which some days can be downright aggravating, eh, guys? I love it when creativity flows but some days, it doesn't and that's okay, too.

It's all for fun and friendship, Cathy, remember that! I'm not in it for the fame and fortune or I would have given up blogging years ago.

Happy Blogging everyone and good luck with the challenge!

And here's a cute photo of my cat, Kobie just because I like to share cute pics of my cat, Kobie, so there!




Thursday, March 2, 2017

Witness

I am writing this five sentence fiction to join in with Vinitha Dileep for her weekly Five Sentence Fiction on her blog  The Void Thoughts Five Sentence Fiction and this week's prompt is the word Witness.

Thanks, Vinitha! These challenges are fun to do.


Witness

“Stop hurting him!” I cried as they punched that coloured boy, Joe Johnson who worked at the corner store, but they only laughed at me since I was dumb Savannah, that white trash girl from the trailer park, a nobody.

Finally they got bored and ran off to see what other mean things they could do in our backward Lousiana town on that sultry summer night in 1962.

I took Joe’s large dark hand in my smaller white one and helped him to his feet.

“If only more people were kind like you,” he said, his warm dark eyes meeting mine.

In that moment, I knew I wanted to marry this man some day, despite the prejudice and challenges we would face.