First Line Friday: April 26th, 2019

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie


It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Below, I give you the first line, and you all get to write the rest. This prompt alternates with Amanda’s Music Prompts, so make sure to check back next Friday for some musical inspiration.

I’ll provide the first line, you get to write whatever comes afterward. Length, genre, and structure are completely up to you. Feel free to modify the line as you see fit, adding punctuation, quotes, or other bits if so desired. No need to tie it to the picture, unless you want to.

Or for more of a challenge, change nothing. You have a week to write it, enjoy!

Include the first line of course! Tag it Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, First Line Fridays, and short fiction. Create a link (ping-back) to this post and add your link to Mister Linky below.

Your line for this week is:


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#BlogTour! #Review – The Dare by Carol Wyer (@carolewyer) @Bookouture


The Writing Garnet

I think Carol Wyer has her own chair here at TWG, I feature her books that much! Anyway, today i am delighted to be closing the blog tour for #TheDare. Thanks to Bookouture for the tour invite and ARC. Here is my review:

Jane’s daughter is a good girl. But what is she hiding?

When thirteen-year-oldSavannah Hopkins doesn’t come straight home from school as she always does, her mother Jane immediately raises the alarm. With her blonde ponytail and red school jumper, someone must have spotted Savannah.

Detective Natalie Wardis determined to help the distraught mother – her own daughter is the same age as Savannah. But before Natalie and her team can get started, their worst fears are confirmed when the teenager’s broken body is found in nearby shrubland.

Evidence points towards a local recluse, but just as Natalie closes the net around him, one of Savannah’s…

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FOWC with Fandango — Respite

This, That, and The Other

FOWCWelcome to April 27, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “respite.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #43–Less is More

The World Is A Book...

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” 

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A few years ago, I took a photography lesson. My instructor stressed how important it is to focus on one or two elements in our photos. She would make some brutal crops of my images to illustrate. I recall one day, she cropped almost everything out of my bird image and left only part of a wing. Needless to say, there was nothing left to take away from that bird photo.

As an example, here is an image of tree vines hanging on a wall. After some cleaning up through Photoshop, I can see the shape of the lines of the vines a little better:

Though I haven’t been able to achieve “when there is nothing left to take away” and often wonder “extreme spareness…

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4 Tips for Renovating a Rental Property —


As a real estate investor with rental properties in your portfolio, you may occasionally run across situations where you believe a renovation or remodel is in order. But before you dive in head first, it’s important that you know what’s in store. 4 Rental Renovation Tips Every remodeling project requires forethought and planning. But it’s…

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 27/19

Friday’s here, and I’m late for your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. I’m sorry. 😦 Explanation to follow–and no, it’s not that I forgot about you. During the month of April, I’ll use the appropriate letter of the day to correspond with the A to Z Challenge, so anyone who’s participating in both challenges can do so at the same time. Here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “xp.” Use it as a word, or find a word with “xp”in it. As always, use any way you’d like. Enjoy!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here to this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post. Anyone can join in!

To make your post more visible, use our pretty SoCS badge! Just paste…

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