Archive | October 2014

One-Minute Mondays


Welcome to Week 19 of One-Minute Mondays.

It’s amazing how our brains work and how we can form a connection between coffee → your favorite coffee creamer flavor is cinnamon vanilla creme → you used to have a dog named Cinnamon → now you have a dog named Pepper who just left a trail of socks from your sock drawer to her bed, because she couldn’t decide which pair she liked best.

This unsystematic train of thought is the basis behind One-Minute Mondays, an original weekly meme where I’ll post writing prompts that consist of one or two random, out-of-the-box words. The goal is to read the prompt, set a timer to one-minute (or click the youtube timer I’ve provided below), and write the first thing that comes to mind.

 

Rules:

  1. Let your mind wander like it’s supposed to.
  2. Don’t worry about sounding perfect and making complete sense.
  3. Don’t let your pencil/pen leave the page or your fingers leave the keyboard.
  4. Don’t stop to overthink. Just write.
  5. When your time is up, take a moment to read what you’ve written, and you may be surprised at how many potential writing prompts you’ve just created for yourself. 
  6. If you are interested in where your response is headed, you may exceed the one-minute time limit.
  7. You may participate in this exercise just for fun, or you may post your one-minute response to your own blog or any other form of social media.
  8. If you post your response, be sure to include a link back to this blog, Writing My Legacy.
  9. Paste the link for your post (NOT your blog) as a comment below before the end of Friday.
  10. If you do not have a blog or form of social media in which to post your response, you may copy it into the comment box below.
  11. Each week, I will pick one response and post it here the following Monday.

 

And the theme for this week is…..

HALLOWEEN COSTUME

 

 

The Friday 56 (#18)


Rules:The Friday 56
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice where I’ll post a sentence of two from page 56 of either the book I’m currently reading or a random book from my shelf. If you would also like to participate, click the link to the host’s blog page.


 

Crimes of the Heart – by Beth Henley

 

“LENNY. (After a long pause.) Babe; I feel bad. I feel real bad.

BABE. Why, Lenny?

LENNY. Because yesterday I-I wished it.

BABE. You wished what?

LENNY. I wished that Old Granddaddy would be put out of his pain. I wished on one of my birthday candles. I did. And now he’s in this coma, and they say he’s feeling no pain.

BABE. Well, when did you have a cake yesterday? I don’t remember you having any cake.

LENNY. Well, I didn’t…have a cake. But I just blew out the candles anyway.

BABE. Oh. Well, those birthday wishes don’t count unless you have a cake.

LENNY. They don’t?

BABE. No. A lot of times they don’t even count when you do have a cake. It just depends.

LENNY. Depends on what?

BABE. On how deep your wish is, I suppose.

LENNY. Still, I just wish I hadn’t of wished it.”

(pg. 55-56)

 

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Photo Fridays


Welcome to Week 18 of Photo Fridays.

Photo Fridays is an original weekly meme where I’ll post writing prompts that consist of random pictures. What better way to stimulate inspiration? They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so give yourself a few moments to collect your thoughts and write them.

 

Rules:

  1. Don’t overthink it. Look at the picture, and just write.
  2. You may participate in this exercise just for fun, or you may post your response to your own blog or any other form of social media.
  3. If you post your response, be sure to include a link back to this blog, Writing My Legacy.
  4. Paste the link for your post (NOT your blog) as a comment below before the end of Wednesday.
  5. If you do not have a blog or form of social media in which to post your response, you may copy it into the comment box below.
  6. Each week, I will pick one response and post it here the following Friday.

 

Picture Source

 

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One-Minute Mondays


Welcome to Week 18 of One-Minute Mondays.

It’s amazing how our brains work and how we can form a connection between coffee → your favorite coffee creamer flavor is cinnamon vanilla creme → you used to have a dog named Cinnamon → now you have a dog named Pepper who just left a trail of socks from your sock drawer to her bed, because she couldn’t decide which pair she liked best.

This unsystematic train of thought is the basis behind One-Minute Mondays, an original weekly meme where I’ll post writing prompts that consist of one or two random, out-of-the-box words. The goal is to read the prompt, set a timer to one-minute (or click the youtube timer I’ve provided below), and write the first thing that comes to mind.

 

Rules:

  1. Let your mind wander like it’s supposed to.
  2. Don’t worry about sounding perfect and making complete sense.
  3. Don’t let your pencil/pen leave the page or your fingers leave the keyboard.
  4. Don’t stop to overthink. Just write.
  5. When your time is up, take a moment to read what you’ve written, and you may be surprised at how many potential writing prompts you’ve just created for yourself. 
  6. If you are interested in where your response is headed, you may exceed the one-minute time limit.
  7. You may participate in this exercise just for fun, or you may post your one-minute response to your own blog or any other form of social media.
  8. If you post your response, be sure to include a link back to this blog, Writing My Legacy.
  9. Paste the link for your post (NOT your blog) as a comment below before the end of Friday.
  10. If you do not have a blog or form of social media in which to post your response, you may copy it into the comment box below.
  11. Each week, I will pick one response and post it here the following Monday.

 

And the theme for this week is…..

COLUMBUS DAY

 

 

Photo Fridays


Welcome to Week 17 of Photo Fridays.

Photo Fridays is an original weekly meme where I’ll post writing prompts that consist of random pictures. What better way to stimulate inspiration? They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so give yourself a few moments to collect your thoughts and write them.

 

Rules:

  1. Don’t overthink it. Look at the picture, and just write.
  2. You may participate in this exercise just for fun, or you may post your response to your own blog or any other form of social media.
  3. If you post your response, be sure to include a link back to this blog, Writing My Legacy.
  4. Paste the link for your post (NOT your blog) as a comment below before the end of Wednesday.
  5. If you do not have a blog or form of social media in which to post your response, you may copy it into the comment box below.
  6. Each week, I will pick one response and post it here the following Friday.

 

Picture Source

 

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The Friday 56 (#17)


Rules:The Friday 56
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice where I’ll post a sentence of two from page 56 of either the book I’m currently reading or a random book from my shelf. If you would also like to participate, click the link to the host’s blog page.


 Sorry I’m late, but I just finished my midterms. The good news is that this next week should be pretty relaxing, so I’m going to try and complete some of the awards I’ve been nominated for.

 

Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer

 

“In court he said Sparkle, his daughter-in-law and family’s shame, used to laugh like water in sunshine. How could he have hurt her himself?”

(Murder For Hire by Rose Rappoport Moss, pg. 56)

 

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Where Trees Meet Sky


Congratulations to My Simple Blog’s “Where Trees Meet Sky” for being last week’s Photo Fridays selection!

I love the angle you took. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a flash fiction this good, and I can’t wait to see what you have in store next.

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Perhaps I am a coward after all. I stop. Bent over and pushing the rifle against my thighs just above my knees, I heave great breaths of air into my lungs and force them back out. My side stitch has returned, like a hot knife, lancing me through the side. The agony is excruciating. It is some measure of what I deserve, I think.

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