#BlogBattle 12: March 28th “Selfie” Entries & Voting

BlogBattle

Hello! Welcome to Blog Battle, a weekly writing prompt competition! If you haven’t already, check out the rules (more like instructions on how to participate & have fun).

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Winning story for the week will earn this badge! 🙂  BUT that’s not all! One of our talented authors, Cathleen Townsend, has kindly offered her time, experience, and expertise to help make that winning story even better by giving the winner a free critique. If your story wins you can contact Cathleen by clicking here. She’s tough but kind!

**Last Week’s Winner: This is Not Okay by Carl Bystrom!**

Post your story to your blog any time on Tuesday until Midnight PST (there is a grace period into Weds morning, so just let me know if you are late getting it done). Throughout the course of the day, we’ll add the links (to your blog w/story title) here.

This Week’s Story…

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Photo Challenge #158

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Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

Alternatively,

If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Please credit the artist!

When you’re done, TAG the post Photo Challenge and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, and add your link to the Link Button. Also don’t forget to link to this post or copy your post’s URL into the comments. We can read your post sooner that way.

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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers 3-28-2017

A Writer's Life

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photo-20170327143644962Photo prompt provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode.

Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.

2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.

3. Please credit photo to photographer.

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try to stay within this limit.


She stood tall and straight before the piano, Archibald playing and their daughter, Maureen, turning the pages. She couldn’t count all the times they’d been like this, one happy family, surrounded by things they loved.

Most of all, she loved the picture of the Blue Woman. In her foolish times, she sometimes pretended she was the Blue Woman. Wondered about her life…

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Twittering Tales #23 – 28 March 2017

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About the challenge:  Each Tuesday I will provide a prompt, and your mission, if you choose to play along, is to tell a story based on that prompt in 140 characters or less.

If you accept the challenge, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing us a new prompt.

Have Fun!

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Twittering Tales #22 – The Round Up

from Willow at Willowdot21

We saw her every day
Rain, dry she made her way
Never knowing what she carried
Moving fast she never tarried.
Once she smiled at us,like the sun
(140 Characters)

From Mick at Mick E Talbot Poems

Located one thousand one…

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ThrowBack Exercises That Work

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Circuit training is one of the best ways to gain all round fitness and strength. Intensive circuit training can be done at home in sports halls as well as in the park. Each exercise is performed at a “station”. There are usually no or few weights involved. Generally, the exercises include:

There has never been a better time to start doing workouts at home, with the ever increasing number of Youtube videos and commercials for a small fee allowing you to do exactly what we have been doing for years, at no extra cost.

  • Press ups
  • Sit ups
  • Star jumps
  • Squat thrusts
  • Squats
  • Step ups (using the stairs)
  • Jumping onto steps with both feet together
  • Burpees (sort of star jump followed immediately by a squat thrust – a killer !)
  • Skipping
  • Sprints up and down hall
  • Running backwards, sideways etc.
  • Passing a football between two people, either back to back or

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