Reflect…

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Purity coloured
Gathering experience
Altered clarity
Changed by the flow of being
Perfect in imperfection

The  stream runs down from the mountain. Sourced in the clouds that wreath the heights, it tumbles laughing through the peat and rocks. Within its crystal its carries the blue of the sky and the images of trees, wearing its journey reflections. Colourless, it holds all shades and shadows. When my hand becomes my cup, I drink liquid light.

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Worldbuilding Prompts

Write-a-Week

Hey readers! So I’ve not posted in a while (don’t worry, Alice has published some great posts in the meantime which you should check out!) but I’ve spent some time coming up with some ideas for posts I want to write. So here’s the first! I personally have always found using prompts very helpful sometimes when you’re stuck on what to write or have no inspiration. I’ve never been the best at writing them, however, but recently I came up with these 3 worldbuilding prompts which aren’t the worst (I don’t think?) Please do let me know what you think of them!

  1. Ever since you were a young child, you Grandma has told you an old folks story about a child who fell through their mirror into the dark and twisted version of their world on the other side. You always thought it was make believe, until one day you…

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Short Story Sunday: Male Bonding (A Vampire Story)

Vampire Maman

Short Story Sunday: Male Bonding (A Vampire Story)

Hot flashes. Andy’s girlfriend had been having horrible hot flashes. When you date Vampire women you don’t have to worry about that. On the other hand Vampire women were, well, a bit cold. He laughter at his own joke. Damn, there was nothing sexier than a smart middle-aged woman.

Unfortunately Shawna of the Hot Flashes wasn’t at his house this weekend. This was a weekend of male bonding. This was a weekend of cold powerful Vampire testosterone.

Coffee – check. Bacon – check. Cats fed – check. A man screaming…

Was that glass breaking? Someone yelled, “HEY. What the crap?”

Andy ran upstairs to find his nephew Garrett in the hallway. They look at each others with wide eyes and ran together into the bedroom room his other nephew Logan was in.

Wild colors spun around the bed – a crazy halo of nasty…

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This Week’s Challenges: October 29 – November 4 (OWPC, WW, JHC)

Tourmaline .

3 more days! I’ll post a wrap up on Halloween 🙂 Let me know if you do the same.

Each Sunday, along with the challenges of the week, I’ll post that week’s daily Halloween themes here. You can respond daily or weekly, however you choose, just keep it spooky! Share an image, write a poem, make a collage, you choose how to creatively respond. Anything goes! See all the topics for this month here.

Here’s all last week’s participants!

Links coming later this afternoon.


One Word Photo Challenge: Letter

If you want to share a literal image of the actual word, do that. But if you’d rather play with word association, post something that reminds you of the specific word, or something you use the word for, do so. It only has to make sense to you. Have fun and keep on photographing!

Click here to see the full challenge…

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Protesters Arrested During Marches for Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge to be Awarded Up to $1,000 in Class-Action Settlement

GOOD BLACK NEWS

(photo via NBC News)

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Nearly a year after protesters in Baton Rouge were arrested during marches for 37-year-old resident Alton Sterling – who was killed by police while selling CDs outside of a store – a federal judge approved a class-action settlement Friday, Oct. 27 that awards up to $1,000 to dozens. One of the most high-profile activists to be involved with the settlement was DeRay Mckesson, who was arrested along with 69 others. Besides cash payments, the victims will have their records expunged free of charge, the Associated Press reports.

U.S. District Judge John W. deGravelles gave the final approval regarding the settlement after a hearing with McKesson and other plaintiffs. The 69 plaintiffs will ultimately be rewarded amounts ranging from $500 to $1,000 out of the total value of the settlement estimated at $136,000. “It obviously is a matter that touches on a lot of sensitive issues and had…

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