Day 6: Father and Son

Day 6 of the 15 Day Writing Challenge:
Write a story that contains the following words: mask, armor, and steal

Mark put on his mask as they were pulling into the Quick Mart. He checked one more time to make sure the gun was loaded.

“What are you doin’?” Justin asked. “I thought I told you no guns. This guy’ll hand over his mother in order to save his own hide.”

“Reassurance. In case the old man tries anythin’.”

Justin shook his and said, “Alright. I knew you was a lose cannon when I Continue reading

The Single Woman’s 30-Day Blogging Challenge

The Ink Slinger:

Here’s a fun challenge for the single ladies. Wuh uh oh uh uh oh.

Sign up and let’s put away the single lady myths.

Originally posted on 20/20 Hines Sight:

The Single Woman's 30-Day Blogging Challenge

This may not be Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’, but nevertheless single ladies let’s have some fun. Starting next month on September 1st, I’m going to start The Single Woman’s 30-Day Blogging Challenge. I found this challenge over at The Single Woman and thought I’d give it go.

And, I also thought it would be fun to have some other single ladies to do this with and share some words of encouragement. If you’re interested click HERE to sign up and find out more information.

If you’re not single but know of some, pass it on. Let’s have some single lady blogging fun.

I hope you’ll join me.

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Day 5: 15 Day Writing Challenge

Day 5: Your character wakes up with a key in his/her hand.  How did he/she get it?  What does it lock and unlock?

When Benny woke up he didn’t know where he was or how he got there

His hand was oddly numb and when he tried to move it he couldn’t. When he looked at he noticed a key was duct taped to it and a note pinned to his shirt. Continue reading

Family Heirloom

Day 3 of my 15 day writing challenge is:

Write a story in which your character finds a family heirloom/artifact. Describe the object and its significance.

Betty couldn’t bear to have her grandmother’s house sold at auction, so she and her husband bought it.

The house was in pretty bad shape, but she loved to turn shabby things into something sheik. The first thing she and Bill attacked was clearing out the house. Her gran was a bit of packrat. Actually, the proper word is hoarder. As she and Bill were shoveling newspapers, food wrappers, water bottles, etc into trash bags Bill hit on a what sounded like a hollowed out part of the floor. Continue reading

Family Vacation

Day 2 of my 15 day writing challenge was to write a story about a family on vacation. All, I’ll say it went in a bit of a different direction.

Robert always hated family vacations. It never failed that something would go wrong. Every year right after they returned his,wife would start planning the next one.

“Kids what do you want next year,” she’d ask when they got home and before the car even had a chance to cool down. The kids would enthusiastically belt out where they wanted to go and what they wanted to do.

Robert swore next year would be different. Continue reading

15 Day Writing Challenge

Beginning Monday, August 10th, I’m starting a 15 day writing challenge. I will write 15 short stories over 15 days, excluding Sundays.

Why am I doing this? I want to get back into writing and I’m hoping by doing this it will reset/jumpstart my writing again. I’m also doing this to develop writing and blogging habits.

For the challenge I’ll be using the following prompts.

Day 1:  Use your MP3 player.  Hit shuffle and use the fifth song on the playlist as inspiration.  Include a lyric or lyrics as part of the story.

Day 2:  Write a story about a family on vacation.

Day 3:  Write a story in which your character finds a family heirloom/artifact. Describe the object and its significance.

Day 4:  Write a story that takes place in the kitchen. Continue reading