Tuesday Photo Challenge – Row

Dutch goes the Photo!

Welcome to Week 121 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  After another week of wonderful responses from all of you to the theme of Field, my challenge was to select another new theme.

As the quantify of these challenges grows, it becomes ever harder to come up with unique themes that fit with my idea of providing multiple directions for responses to the challenge.  This week’s theme of Row has a number of possibilities, as it can denote a line of people or items, a street, propelling a boat with oar(s), a quarrel, and I’m sure there are others that haven’t come to my mind yet.

Open your creative minds to row through the waters of ideas!  I’m excited to see what fantastic posts you’ll generate in response to this week’s theme!

Here are a bunch of posts, standing in a row…

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General Tso’s Chicken — Rainy City Bites

I’m back from my sort of hiatus – hello! Life lately has been downright busy, so I took an unintentional break from posting new recipes. I’m sorry and I’m back! The weather in Washington has been incredibly hot lately, so not only have I not been in the mood to go anywhere near a stovetop, […]

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How to guide the generation of today to ensure a sustainable environment? — ecogreenlove

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The younger generation needs to be taught about the benefits of environmental conservation and the hazardous effects of environmental damage. If they understand the importance of these facts, then they will themselves work towards ensuring the former and reducing the latter.

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Why your first book should not be part of a series – by Lisa Poisso…

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Writing a series is standard operating procedure for self-published authors seeking to grow their catalogs. The formula is simple: stretch a story concept across two, three, four books or more, and voilà—you’re a multi-title author with a respectable little catalog to your name.

But tackling a series is a serious handicap for freshman authors who are still mastering the mechanics of how to craft a story. It’s difficult enough to assemble all the moving parts of a full-length novel without also trying to string out the process across multiple volumes and thousands of pages. That’s a ridiculously high difficulty setting, and it’s no wonder many authors crumple before the finish line or produce a series that peters out with a whimper.

Are you a debut novelist?

Your first goal should be getting a stand-alone novel under your belt.

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 96, “Congregate & Passion,” #SynonymsOnly

🎃Word Craft: Prose & Poetry🎃

It's Tuesday


Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry?

HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!

I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.

Opportunities for Poets

Dime Show Review publishes fiction, flash fiction, ten-word stories, poetry, and essays, both online and in print. They are looking for literature that suspends doubt, writing that appears of its own accord and tells secrets we never suspected but always knew.

Dime Show Review is published three times a year in print, and online on a rolling basis. They accept submissions from February 1 through November 1 each year, and they respond to most submissions within two to twelve weeks. Authors who don’t receive a response within three months are welcome…

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Flower of the Day – August 7, 2018 – Grape Hyacinth

Cee's Photo Challenges

My challenges will return Sunday, August 12.  See my Vacation Announcement post for further information.

Feel free to add your floral photo to the comments. This way we can all enjoy everyone’s flowers.

For the Love of Challenges

I’ve gathered a list of challenges and their hosts.  So if you know a challenge host, please direct them to my blog.  Feel free to contact me anytime.  I hope everyone will be able to use my lists.

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Your Daily Word Prompt – Compatible – August 7th, 2018

Your Daily Word Prompt

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Daily Prompts – Words and Images

To participate in This Daily Prompt, all you have to do is publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words, images anything that you like. Put the link (listed below) in your post to create the automatic pingback. You can leave a link to your post in the comments if you wish.

Today’s Word:  Compatible

Please link to this prompt in your post by using this URL in the text of your post or at the end of your post:


Make sure to check out the comment links and pingbacks to view other posts inspired by today’s prompt.

Thank you and happy blogging. 


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WOTD Tuesday Photo Prompt — Fragrant

This, That, and The Other

fragrantNo doubt that most who respond to today’s Word of the Day Tuesday Photo Prompt will be posting pictures or telling stories about the wonderfully fragrant flowers in their gardens, of the sweet fragrance of delicious foods being prepared in their kitchens, or of the sexy scent of perfume or cologne worn by their lovers. After all, today’s word is “fragrant.”

When I think of fragrant, though, I think of what greets me every morning when I wake up. It’s a rather pungent fragrance. It hits me almost as soon as I leave my bedroom. The fragrance is so powerful and maleficent that it occasionally stimulates a gag reflex.

So as I write of the word fragrant, it’s not about flowers, food, or perfume that comes to mind. It’s of the little giftie that my cat leaves me in his litter box sometime during the dark of the night.EAB64ED9-98B9-4955-A704-5F5F0B964746

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