Up to 12 Words Challenge – Week 5

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This is the 5th week of the challenge.  Thanks to all who participated last week!

Please add to the story and you can add up to twelve words.  You can add to a sentence already constructed or create a new one.  It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence.  You can add one word or twelve words or any number in between.  If you want to delete a word, that will count as one of your words but rather than delete it, use your tools to draw a line through it.  If the last sentence is left unfinished, please finish so the story can make sense.

Just copy the following sentence or the last complete entry in the comments, make your addition and simply leave it as a comment.  Easy p.  I will come back frequently to update.  Feel free to add to your blog and do a pingback so your additions will show up here.

Here’s the story, thus far:

 

A great flash of light filled the sky …

 

 

 

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Up To 12 Words Challenge – 4th Week

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This is the 4th week of the challenge and will possibly be the last week unless we can get at least 4 different people to participate.

Please add to the story and you can add up to twelve words.  You can add to a sentence already constructed or create a new one.  It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence.  You can add one word or twelve words or any number in between.  If you want to delete a word, that will count as one of your words but rather than delete it, use your tools to draw a line through it.  If the last sentence is left unfinished, please finish so the story can make sense.

Just copy the following sentence or the last complete entry in the comments, make your addition and simply leave it as a comment.  Easy p.  I will come back frequently to update.  Feel free to add to your blog and do a pingback so your additions will show up here.

Here’s the story, thus far:

Walking deep within the dark, tangled wood, I felt as though the cackling ravens sought to hide a great danger from me.  But for the sake of everyone’s lives, I had to keep going, even though the hunger was screaming in my belly.  Literally, it was screaming.  I heard my fears echoing all around me.  Even with fears, I hiked through the savage weather amidst merciless insects.

 

Nice one, Joy Mahar (storyteller #1)!! ~ a Twitter buddy.

Love it, Lucid Gypsy/Gilly (storyteller #2)!!

Great one, cobbies69/Gerry (storyteller #3)!!

Awesome, Doug (storyteller #4 as well as my brother)!!  :)

Brilliant, udoji75/Patrick (storyteller #5)!!

Thanks to those who participated the first three weeks and thanks, y’all, for keeping this going for a few more.

 

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A Grand and Glorious Occasion: Celebration of the Universe

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It has come to my attention I will now have the honor of being bestowed the title of Supreme Ruler of the Universe.  Many thanks to all planetary beings for your benevolence in voting me in to this esteemed office.  I do go forth with great respect, love and honor for my fellow beings, nature and universal energies that constantly surround us and deserve respect.  I will do my utmost to rule and serve to the best of my ability.

It seems my first order of business is to create and institute a holiday or festival in my honor.  I hereby pronounce and declare Summer Solstice (or whichever day closest holds the full moon) of each year, henceforth, Celebration of the Universe day, in which we all may celebrate this glorious occasion, partying all day and all night, feasting, drinking, dancing, laughing, by the light of the sun and beneath the moon and stars.  As it is considered on the fullest moon to Summer Solstice, there may be dancing naked under the full moon, but ‘naked’ is fully optional.  Make merry with friends, family and strangers and celebrate all the goodness that is in our great and mighty universe.  Be thankful for all you have been given and spread love and kindness to whomever you meet.  Be kind to your planet and it’s creatures and all life.  And do not forget to thank God/Spirit for creating everything provided you.

Special events will include huge sales at all establishments, though most will be closing at noon, so get there early if you want to save.  Colors for the events should be all colors of the universe, though shades of blue, green, purple and pink are most fitting.  Make your outdoor evening parties more festive with strings of lights hanging from the trees, balconies and fencing.
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For 2015, we will celebrate during the full moon following July 1st, so we’ll all have time to make preparations. Again, thank you for this honor and have a glorious Summer Solstice/ Full Moon/ Celebration of the Universe.  Have a marvelous time!
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If you’d like to participate in today’s prompt of “Festivus for the Rest of Us” by The Daily Post, check it out and don’t forget to post your link to TDP.  Have fun!  If the link doesn’t work, here it is again here:  Festivus for the Rest of Us

 

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Willing To Get Your Hands Dirty?

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Brad Sugars said, “Right now someone far less qualified than you is living your dreams … all because they didn’t just talk about it … they took action.”  How much time do you spend making your ‘To Do’ lists?  How much time is spent talking about what you want to accomplish?  Time spent dreaming and wishing?  Fifteen minutes is all you need to get started on your better life.  You want that better life, yes?

It’s okay to write that master list of goals.  In fact, I encourage it.  If nothing else, it keeps a log of what you want to do, plus it makes you feel accomplished when you get to cross that thing out!  It also can keep you focused on the prize.  Write it up, type it up, whatever.  Don’t spend more than 15 minutes a day creating this list, because you don’t want to sit more than this when you could be taking action.

Simply write 3 things you’d like to do today or this week, or month or year.  Which is most important?  Work on that one first.  Baby steps count.  Or, rather than 3, just write one thing in big bold letters.  Put it in a prominent place so you’ll see it several times a day.  Whether it’s scrubbing your stove and getting it done today or working on that novel and getting closer to the end, you are still getting somewhere.  Hey, it’s better than sitting still and just wishing, right?

Don’t forget, once you’ve taken action for that 15 minutes (not including making your list), CELEBRATE!  Because YOU are worth it and because taking action is a big friggin’ deal!

Are you willing to do the work?  Willing to get your hands dirty?

Let me know in the comments below what you did to take action today and I’ll cheer you on in the next TAKE ACTION blog post.

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Up to 12 Words Challenge – Week 3

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Week three of this new challenge !  I will have a new challenge each week (meant to post on Monday but life got in the way).  The only rule is to add to the story and you can add up to twelve words.  You can add to a sentence already constructed or create a new one.  It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence.  You can add one word or twelve words or any number in between.  If you want to delete a word, that will count as one of your words but rather than delete it, use your tools to draw a line through it.

Just copy the following sentence or the last complete entry in the comments and then make your addition and add to the comments.  I will come back frequently to update.  Feel free to add to your blog and do a pingback so your additions will show up here.

Here’s the story, thus far:

 

From this distance, I couldn’t tell what it was.  But one thing I knew what it wasn’t, it was not…..  My eyes grew accustomed to it and after a lucid moment I smiled…

 

Thanks to those who participated the first two weeks.  Your sentences were creative and added substantial amounts of both mystery and intrigue!!

 

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Up To 12 Words Challenge – Week 2

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Week two of this new challenge !  I will have a new challenge each Monday (sorry — meant to post yesterday), depending on how well this takes.  The only rule is to add to the story and you can add up to twelve words.  You can add to a sentence already constructed or create a new one.  It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence.  You can add one word or twelve words or any number in between.  If you want to delete a word, that will count as one of your words but rather than delete it, use your tools to draw a line through it.

Just copy the following sentence or the last complete entry in the comments and then make your addition and add to the comments.  I will come back frequently to update.  Feel free to add to your blog and do a pingback so your additions will show up here.

Here’s the updated story, thus far:

 

I woke disoriented, not knowing this place nor how I got here.  The room was dark, and I could barely see my own hands.  When I touched my face I realised why I couldn’t see my hands.  Panic rose and radiated in me when I felt thick damp bandages.  But managed to groped my way around and found the way out.

 

Thanks to those who participated last week.  Your sentences rocked!!

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