February 2014 – Our Write Side

Welcome class! I do believe our muses took a vacation last week as there were so few assignments linked up. Rebecca led the class last week with this prompt, chosen from Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar: “it was only as the two of us waited for the others in the tomblike morning gloom of the…

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I have a confession. While there are plenty of songs on my playlist that any one person could take issue with, overall anyone who happens to be riding along with me would find a song or two to sing along with. It’s just that my music taste is so varied, it’s easy to please. I…

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Our most recent prompt led to some really creative stories. The prompt came from The Beach Tree by Karen White. It was the 5th true line of the 5th paragraph of the 5th chapter. The line was: There was an empty lot next door, with short cement steps leading up to nothing but air, and a…

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Last week, I shared the mixtape of wedding songs I used for my wedding. There were a whole lot more though, and since this week is blogger’s choice, I’m going to continue the wedding playlist. After our slow first dance songs, we had to get the guests moving. I had no intentions of ever having…

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  Happy Day, wherever you are, whether you celebrate today or not. You are beautiful. You are loved.

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Wow!! Y’all blew me away this past week! That long prompt Kelly chose was HARD, but y’all rose to the challenge! Here is the prompt, from The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner: ”He was the only one left to fulfill that contract and try to justify the labor and the harshness and the mistakes…

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I am so excited to share this week’s mixtape! The theme is LOVE, and I have been planning this one ever since I saw it. Back in 2009, I got married. We payed for and planned the whole thing ourselves, in a beautiful community center, with an ordained friend, and the help of a lot…

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When I saw this week’s mixtape theme, I immediately thought “Workout” but you know, sometimes I need motivation for LIFE. More than just songs to cheer me up, sometimes I need songs that motivate me to keep going, to move past that obstacle in my path, to rise above my circumstances. I can be in…

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So we had a snow week…I hope y’all enjoyed it. As such, you get a couple of extra days to participate in our new Master Class assignment. Last class, Amanda chose the last line from The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. That line was “Never name the well from which you will not…

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