Jude stared at himself in the full-length mirror with disgust. In his 18 years of being alive, he had gotten out of wearing a suit with an almost 100-percent success rate. Weddings? He’d wear sleek black jeans with a nice dress shirt. He’d the same thing for other special occasions or parents. The only time…
You know when you keep seeing an author’s eye-catching books on social media and you keep saying to yourself; ‘I got to read this author,‘ but life always seems to get in the way and you end up sticking them to your, ‘really want to read’ book list? Well, this has been me with Rosie Green’s Little […]
A very easy side dish with only a few ingredients, that goes well with meat, fish or even as a vegan dish by itself. A very popular salad in Bavaria and Austria easy to find in any salad bars, family grills and restaurants. Ingredients for 2 persons: 4 potatoes a slice of red onion chopped…
Gah! I’m late! It’s Friday, and time for your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. I was so good about getting up early yesterday, so I thought I’d wait until this morning to post this. Silly me, I slept in. Here, finally, is your SoCS prompt for this week:
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ch.” Find a word that starts with “ch” and use it as your prompt word. Bonus points if you start your post with that word. 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!
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In the nearly four decades since the first PC viruses spread in the wild, malware writers have evolved some exceptionally clever ways to hide their creations from system administrators and from anti-virus writers. The researchers at Sophos have found one that conceals itself as probably the ultimate Trojan horse: it hides its tiny payload in…
Today Pegman journeys to Galway, a fair city on the western side of the isle. Your mission is to use Google Street View to wander around until something inspires you to write up to 150 words, then share it with the group using the frog link below. Remember that reading and commenting on others’ work […]
Even Sun comes to warm the empty seat at my side until you arrive and take your place filling the emptiness in life. – Jen
via — Blase’
Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 23 May 2020!
This week we are seeing double with ‘Double Take’.
The ‘Double Take’ challenge focuses on the use of homophones* to build your writing piece. You have two sets of homophones and you are challenged to use all of them in your response – which can be poetry or prose.
Our homophone sets this week are:
rheumy – having a watery discharge of mucous
roomie – colloquialism for “roommate”
roomy – lots of space
waist – between ribs and hips
waste – make ill use of
You may be thinking to yourself, How can I use homophones in my writing?
Luckily, Kat at Literary Devices, has some examples for you.
Example of Homophones in Literature
This poem is filled homophones (marked in bold). They create a humorous effect in the poem through having the same pronunciation but altogether different…
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