NaNoWriMo Day 7, Soup’s On

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Update: In case you didn’t notice, I didn’t write during the day yesterday. Too much going on and that can be a hazard when you’re trying to get those 1667 words a day done.

So, I’m providing this section for Day 7 and am desperately hoping to catch up this evening for Day 8. I hope that there will be another post this evening.

The good things is that I have a pretty reasonable idea of what the next bit is going to be and then it gets hazy. Really, really hazy. 😀

I am open to suggestions.

Observation: I can feel dialogue wanting to take over so I keep drawing back and trying to describe the scene too. That’s not as much fun as writing dialogue.

Total word count: 11526

1810 words behind. 😦

You can read previous sections here.

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Link Up Party: 10/19/18

Have you ever done a blog meet and greet? It can be a great way to meet other blogs! Visit Danny’s blog, read the instructions and leave your link.

Dream Big, Dream Often


It’s time for the Link Up Party weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

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The Quokka and the Quahog #OctPoWriMo2018 #4

A new poet to enjoy!

Scribbles from me to you

The quokka grins – a happy chap
With photobombs and selfies
Fearless and furry madcap
Like a marsupial Ewok buddy
Friendly and oh so cute
Posing with random delight
‘The happiest animal on earth’
Is beloved for his open joy –
And fiercely protected

But from the sea, they drag another
The murdered Ming the Clam
Thrust a blade through his innards
For the quahog – death had no qualm
He kept his secrets til the end
Five centuries of a quiet life
Resting, feeding in the peaceful deep
Until they dragged him up, up and away
All in the name of science

Quokka and Quahog
Strange names to be sure
Wondrously odd creatures
But not the strangest here
This world holds wonder and terror alike
But only we destroy our habitats
Decimate other lives
At the whim of a flawed belief
That humanity should be king

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Torn Between Two Lovers or Bohemian Rhapsody?

I am still plugging away on this story. Plugging away sounds kind of slow and plodding and that’s how I feel. As Florence moves away in time and memory (except for the fact that I heard her remnants were still threatening [no, no, bad Florence!]), maybe I’ll feel better about it all. And, maybe I can just write this story as if it had no relation to Florence whatsoever……. Continue reading