Sunday Pause (Paws): For Autumn, Take Two

Animals Are Feeling Beings Too

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and really enjoy nature.

Autumn is my favorite time of year! It’s a comfortable temperature, super cozy, and absolutely beautiful. You definitely need to take a pause and look around at nature this time of year.

My family and I recently went to an arboretum to enjoy the trees changing colors. I mentioned in last Sunday’s post that I might get a few more pics before all of the leaves fall off of the trees and on this day I did.


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Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author A.F. Stewart @scribe77 @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

Spreading the Writer's Word

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

The Castle on the Hill
by A.F. Stewart

The first night of the rising blood moon, they all shivered behind closed doors. They fell to their knees and said their prayers, those that lived in the castle on the hill. Dread invaded their dreams like an advancing tide and disturbed their sleep. They shuddered against the dark whispering wind swirling fallen leaves and an icy hint of the coming winter. They flinched when the wolf howled, when the bats fluttered by their windows, when faint moans slithered through the cracks in the walls.
Yet, they believed they were protected from the terror that was coming.
They were not.
They forgot what survived beneath the ground in the graveyard. Waiting for the blood moon, for its chance to crawl from its tomb and live again. They never imagined what would rise in the corpses…

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Weekend Writing Prompt #25 – Fragment

Sammi Cox

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt


Photo Prompt


Prose Challenge – Tell a story in five sentences about why the ground is cracking up in the photo above.  Don’t forget to mention what implications it might have for your character(s).

Poetry Challenge – Write a five line poem that includes at least three of the following synonyms for “fragment”:

  • piece
  • splinter
  • snippet
  • particle
  • break
  • shatter
  • fracture
  • disintegrate
  • crack

Can’t wait to read what you have…

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