Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sick Puppies and Brief Updates

So, according to the vet, my puppy has parvo. Apparently it’s going around. She’s been sick all weekend, hasn’t eaten or drunk any water, was having progressively worsening diarrhea, was lethargic…mom commented it sounded like parvo. A bit of Google-fu resulted in me putting 2 and 2 together and I spent last night extremely worried. Didn’t sleep a wink until earlier this afternoon, once Tiny was at the vet. It’s been a stressful weekend, to say the least.

I haven’t had much time the last few days to work on my current WIP all that much, or to ponder the many prompts for the writing challenges. But, now that Tiny is on the mend, I will likely have a bit more time to work on things.

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Writing Challenges

(Copied from the newly made page of the same name….cause it’s now almost 8:30 and I need to take my puppy to the vet. More on this development later, when I have time and do not feel so stressed.)

The thing is worded a bit wonky, but considering it’s 8:00 am as I type this and I’ve been without sleep, cleverer things do not come to mind at the moment. This will be where an index of writing challenges will go. That is, challenges I will undertake to churn out some wordage every week, perhaps multiple times in a week.

Flash Fiction Fridays – Prompts provided by Chuck Wendig of TerribleMinds.com

FanFic100 – While oriented towards fanfiction, the prompts provided could easily be applied towards original fiction, don’t you think?

001. Beginnings. 002. Middles. 003. Ends. 004. Insides. 005. Outsides.
006. Hours. 007. Days. 008. Weeks. 009. Months. 010. Years.
011. Red. 012. Orange. 013. Yellow. 014. Green. 015. Blue.
016. Purple. 017. Brown. 018. Black. 019. White. 020. Colourless.
021. Friends. 022. Enemies. 023. Lovers. 024. Family. 025. Strangers.
026. Teammates. 027. Parents. 028. Children. 029. Birth. 030. Death.
031. Sunrise. 032. Sunset. 033. Too Much. 034. Not Enough. 035. Sixth Sense.
036. Smell. 037. Sound. 038. Touch. 039. Taste. 040. Sight.
041. Shapes. 042. Triangle. 043. Square. 044. Circle. 045. Moon.
046. Star. 047. Heart. 048. Diamond. 049. Club. 050. Spade.
051. Water. 052. Fire. 053. Earth. 054. Air. 055. Spirit.
056. Breakfast. 057. Lunch. 058. Dinner. 059. Food. 060. Drink.
061. Winter. 062. Spring. 063. Summer. 064. Fall. 065. Passing.
066. Rain. 067. Snow. 068. Lightening. 069. Thunder. 070. Storm.
071. Broken. 072. Fixed. 073. Light. 074. Dark. 075. Shade.
076. Who? 077. What? 078. Where? 079. When? 080. Why?
081. How? 082. If. 083. And. 084. He. 085. She.
086. Choices. 087. Life. 088. School. 089. Work. 090. Home.
091. Birthday. 092. Christmas. 093. Thanksgiving. 094. Independence. 095. New Year.
096. Writer‘s Choice. 097. Writer‘s Choice. 098. Writer‘s Choice. 099. Writer‘s Choice. 100. Writer‘s Choice.

FicAlbum – A song title challenge. Again, fanfiction oriented, but easily adapted, methinks. You take a CD, and each track title is a different piece. Current undertaking for this one is Ethernaut by The Cruxshadows.

Sacred20 – Same as FF100 and FicAlbum, but with every prompt spiritual in nature/origin. There are four tables offered, each with 20 prompts. Guess who will go for them all, one by one? Table the First:

01. Communion. 02. Repent. 03. Mazel Tov. 04. Prophet. 05. Silence.
06. Priest. 07. Revelation. 08. Covenant. 09. Pilgrimage. 10. Benediction.
11. Heaven. 12. Hell. 13. Crusade. 14. Karma. 15. Temptation.
16. Exodus. 17. Lamentation. 18. Redemption. 19. Writer’s Choice. 20. Writer’s Choice.

More challenges will very likely be added in the future, because I’m crazy and they’re fun to do.

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