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Blog Hop Hiatus!

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We’re going on vacation! After at least four years of faithfully bringing you weekly photo prompts to inspire your creative side, the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop team is going on an extended (not indefinite) sabbatical to rest, regroup, and refresh. At this point we plan on returning June 3, 2015 for some fresh summer fun with new prompts and maybe a new twist for this old favorite. 🙂

In the meantime, we’ll leave you with the final story written by one of our most faithful blog hop participants, Scott Taylor. Thank you, Scott, for your awesome, funny, heartwarming, and creative entries!

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Also, if you are really sad now because you really wanted to participate but just hadn’t been able to, here’s a list of all the prompts of this year so far. Feel free to write as many stories as you wish and submit them to the link below. (The same rules apply as listed in each prompt!) We’ll publish all the stories when the Blog Hop returns in June!

Be inspired and keep writing!
Farewell for now. <3

Your friends and weekly hostesses,
Tena Carr, Heather Musk,
Debb Stanton, and Leanne Sype

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March 18, 2015

Blog Hop Photo Reveal!

Good evening, friends. Bet you thought I forgot about the blog hop, huh? Nope! It’s been one of those stay-at-home-never-at-home-mom days, and I finally just got a chance to sit down for the day. 🙂 So let’s get right to it, shall we? This week, the lovely Mrs. Heather Musk has our prompt this week. Enjoy!

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Hi folks! How are we all doing? Each day it seems like the sun is battling with the clouds for dominance in the sky, but more often than not it seems to be winning now. Spring is arriving in my garden with the new growth coming through and the daffodils establishing themselves. It’s the promise of new beginnings, and I can feel the same thing happening within my own spirits.

 

Talking of new beginnings, it’s the beginning of a new week for the WWBH. We have two stories sparked from last weeks prompts, and here they are:

Checkmate by Leanne Sype
So, do you fancy having a go at the WWBH? Just write a ~500 word piece of flash fiction based on the picture prompts that I’ll reveal in a moment. Link up by next Tuesday to the froggy at the bottom, and then on
If you are new to the WWBH, please do check out the full rules and guidelines first, we’d hate to have to omit a story for something minor.

And now to this weeks prompts, which is one picture and five random words:


 

milkshake, sausage, button, pumpkin, grasshopper
 
 
 

Checkmate

Below is my story entry from this past week’s blog hop photo reveal. There’s a few more days to participate, so I invite you to check it out here, and give it a try!

Enjoy the story!

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Arizona TreeGeorgia crouched low and circled behind the tree with her ears alert. She knew that thing was close and no way was she going to let it get away this time. Her eyes scanned the yard from the shaded vantage point; everything was still. Too still. Come on, come on you little rodent. Make your move. Patience would be the key to her victory today. Yesterday she’d been too eager and, yes, maybe even a bit over-confident. She’d failed, but today Georgia would redeem herself. She lowered her belly upon the dirt with her body tense for action, ready to attack.

Tappatappatappa  Georgia jerked her head to the left as a flash of brown skittered past the walkway toward the camper. Hahaha—your move, varmint! With a leap and pounce, Georgia landed atop her enemy before it even had a chance to take cover. Checkmate—I win!

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“Aww, Sarah, you have the sweetest kitty,” Suzanne exclaimed to her friend as she leaned down to give the sleeping feline a gentle scratch behind the ears.

“Thanks,” said Sarah. “That’s Georgia. She is a good cat. In fact just yesterday she brought a little brown mouse to our back door.”

“Ew. Really? Was it dead?” asked Suzanne.

“Oh sure. Georgia was standing next to it all proud. Normally I would think it’s TenasCatgross too, but actually this little mouse had been terrorizing our house, chewing up wires and stuff. Georgia took care of a very big problem catching that little thing.”

“Good for you, Georgia,” cooed Suzanne, running her hand softly down Georgia’s side.

Georgia purred and slept soundly in the peace of sweet victory.

 

Photo Reveal!

 It’s time again for another round of the Writer Wednesday blog hop.

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Wishing everyone a Wonderful Wednesday. I hope your week so far has been a great one.

Let’s take a look at the two stories from last week’s prompt:

 

 

A Tale of Two Travelers by Scott Taylor

The News by Sally Stackhouse

 

Now then on to this week’s prompt. I’ve decided to go with 2 photos meaning that your story must include and be related to the 2 pictures that I will provide below…..

But first, here is a quick run-through of the rules (for more in-depth look head over to my main WWBH Page

  • Write a 500 word (give or take) story related to the prompt (either 2 photos or 1 photo/5 words)
  • In the case of 5 Words your words must be clearly indicated in the story
  • Please remember the photos used are the property of the WWBH Host in question (unless otherwise stated). While you are welcome to use the photo in your blogpost, please do not share as your own works (credit is very much appreciated).
  • Please make mention that your story is for the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop (WWBH). While not required, a link to the hop is appreciated. Also appreciated is if you tag your story WWBH (and don’t forget to link up to the blue froggy below)
  • Any questions contact one of the WWBH blog hop hosts: Leanne, Heather, or myself

OK Then…. The 2 Photos to inpsire your story

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{So you know, my son helped me in choosing the 2 photos}

And lastly…. Make sure you link to the froggy below so we may include your story in next week’s hop kick-off.

Blog Hop Photo Reveal!

Welcome to another day, and congratulations for making it to Wednesday this week! If you’re struggling this week, I promise you everything is going to work out okay. If you are having a fantastic week, then be sure to spread some of that goodness to someone who isn’t doing so well, okay?

Today also marks the first Wednesday of the month! In our Writer Wednesday world, this means we have a new winner for our Blog Hop Featured author. Congratulations to Sally Stackhouse! She has been one of our faithful blog hop participants for a long time and we just adore her! Click on her button to check out her blog and say hello.

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Hey, how about a fresh writing prompt for this Writer Wednesday? Before I reveal the prompt let’s take a look at the two stories that came through from last week’s reveal:

No Matter What by Leanne Sype

Gareth by Sally Stackhouse

Alrighty, here is the short version of our Writer Wednesday Blog Hop rules:

1) Use the photo and words provided to write a 500-word story–please incorporate both photos and link back to the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop.
2) Keep your word count 500 or less (or a few more words if they’re needed).
3) You have until next Tuesday night to link up your story.
4) Use the Blue frog below to add your story at Leanne’s , Tena’s, or Heather’s website and follow the instructions.
5) Have fun, don’t stress, and let those creative juices flow! Invite a friend!
Okay, here are your pictures (courtesy of Leanne):
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Mandatory words:
Wine
arm
frown
chapel 
bottle