October 4th is National Taco Day!

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Today’s Taco Fact:

The word ‘taco‘ originated in the 18th century silver mines in Mexico. Back then, a taco was the paper used to wrap around gunpowder for small explosives.


Here are today’s five thing to know about Tacos:

      1. Founder, Glenn Bell, first opened the chain “Del Tacos,” a hot dog and taco franchise.
      2. He was the first to fry his taco shells in advance.  Before then, they were fried on demand.
      3. They were the first fast food chain to have move tie-in promotions.
      4. In 1962, a tacos only cost 19 cents.
      5. Even though the 1990 Chihuahua was an advertising phenomenon, taco sales actually went down during that period.

More Fun Facts:

Taco Bell has tried to enter the Mexican market twice, failing both times, even after branding their food “American” food.

In 1914, the first recipes for tacos were put into an English cookbook.


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Blogger Prompt Chain

Rachel Poli

Blogger Prompt Chain

I was tagged by the lovely A.J. Alexander to do this Blogger Prompt Chain, which she created. The idea is to create a “chain” of stories written by writers and bloggers all over.

I think this is a wonderful idea and I was more than happen to be invited to participate.

Rules:

1. Pick one of the five given writing prompts (picked from here)
2. Set up the Blogger Prompt Chain banner and publish your story under the banner.
3. After your story, continue the chain by forwarding an invitation to five bloggers or writers. (In case a writer doesn’t have a blog, guest posts can be offered)
4. Don’t forget to link the writers to your blog and back to the one who invited you.
5. Publish the five writing prompts and rules!

Prompts:

a) The End of The Bucket List
Write a story about a character who…

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Beautiful Wall Flowers for Cee Flower of the Day

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My contributions to Cee’s Flower of the Day Photo Challenge is a series of pictures showing flowers decorating the walls of homes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Hope you enjoy the beauty of these trees and bushes that seem to grow right out of the concrete walks. See more flower of the day pictures at https://ceenphotography.com/2017/10/03/flower-of-the-day-october-4-2017-an-orange-dahlia/

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Helpful reference ‘books’ for writing

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IMG_1618.PNGGrammar is the rules or conventions that make the meaning of language and sentences clear.

Many people don’t care about grammar these days. But writing in a clear way by observing these conventions will help you to convey your message most effectively and optimally. The correct use of grammar will also that can help lift your writing into the professional realm, letting people know you’re a serious writer who works at their craft.

There will be times when you want to break the rules of grammar in the name of creativity. Go for it! But it helps to know them first before working out how best to manipulate them.

The five books I find most useful for grammar questions are as follows:

  1. Athesaurus – I use the online Dictionary.com almost every time I write to find synonyms for words I need to repeat. I like how you can click on a…

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6 October 2017

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This lovely photo shows the moon rising over the trees as viewed from a ferry boat. What story does it tell you? Can you share it in 100 words or less? 

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Genre: Historical Fiction

Word Count: 100

FULL MOON FEVER

            “The year I turned 10,” he lay back in his hospital bed, staring at his bandaged hand, “my uncle invited me to the movie set. I’ll never forget it. There he was. The King. At that moment I knew what I wanted to be.”

             “A rock star with a nasty temper?” The…

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31 Horror Prompts for October – Day 2&3

Author Amanda McCormick

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Sorry about the lack of prompts yesterday, guys! I actually had the blog written and didn’t post it. It looks like WordPress has updated so that I have to push the button twice. How weird. Anyway, I will be giving you two prompts today! Two pictures. Do one, do both! But here are your day 2 and 3 writing prompts for the 31 Days of Horror Prompts for October!

Day 2:

Day 3:

So, there they are. If you end up doing the prompts, let me know. I’d love to see your responses! I’m much like a few others here, I’m kind of hoping that one of these prompts is going to inspire something for NaNoWriMo. I’m still not completely sure as to what my idea is going to be, so we’re gonna see.

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HERO: Despite Being Shot in Neck During Las Vegas Massacre, Jonathan Smith Helped Save Many Others

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A man who was shot in the neck during the deadly Las Vegas shooting on Sunday helped to save at least 30 people.

Jonathan Smith, 30, had attended the concert with nine other members of his family when the shots rang out and his older brother, Louis Rust, told them all to run. Smith was focused on getting his nieces out, according to the Washington Post, but he turned back into the crowd after becoming separated.

He noticed that several people had been paralyzed by fear and started to push them to move, saying, “Active shooter, let’s go!” “I got a few people out of there,” he told the Post. However, while he was trying to get to a group of children, he was struck by a bullet in the neck. The bullet shattered his collarbone, fracture one of his ribs, and bruised one…

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