Saturday Early-Late Start

Got a late start even though I woke up early. The older kiddos had solo/ensemble this morning and had to be at the school by 7AM. Picture it, I’m up at 4AM cleaning the kitchen and trying to prepare for the day. My son is up an reminding me that we have our coffee date and he even put some thought into the trip, ‘Let’s drop off my sissies first then we can go straight there.’ Well, can’t argue with that. It’s now 6:25AM, I’m not dressed to leave the house but surprise surprise, the girls weren’t even up! Here I am, trying to get dressed, make pancakes, and get the girls up and ready. My husband was tasked with digging the car out with the snow that came in last night but believe it or not we were out of the house and got them there right on time.

An exciting decision on my part I made in the wee morning hours. Now, just some research. I thought about putting writing an anthology of super short micro fictional stories and publishing. I’m not good at the long haul stories (I easily lose my train of thought or can’t even make it to the finish line) but thoroughly enjoying my short stories. I came across a list on Facebook that furthered encouraged my idea. I’ll post stories from this list. I have decided 150 words is my limit. No more, no less. I’m going to figure out a rating system and would like the reader’s honest opinion when choosing a rating. Ratings are for me to decide if this is something I should further pursue publishing and perhaps increasing the word limit by 100.

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Who is Fenton? And Help Wanted?

First, let me say that I am so PROUD of the blogging community and stepping up now that ‘The Daily Post’ will no longer be doing their prompt word. Those words help helped bloggers connect in one place and read/view each other’s work.  With that going to the wayside, individuals are taking the task on themselves to keep the community of daily posts going. I will try and compile a list of sites and tags that people can use and follow. 

Who is Fenton and why does he have Fridays?

On my walks, I enjoy podcasts (a lot of podcasts) and they do episodes either weekly, twice a month, or monthly. The podcasts that I enjoy the most are the drama and story-telling pods and let me tell you I cry, laugh, and sympathize with the characters. What if I could put together an ‘episode or chapter’ a month around a character with the blogging communities help?!

My Idea

Fenton buys this old desk that was on sale at a shop that is going out of business. He’s been using the desk for a few months when he discovers a hidden compartment. In the drawer is a document written in an unknown language. He takes it to a professor/friend/ researcher which has only seen a few symbols here and there but can’t confirm origin.  Fenton (and other characters that will be created along the way) form an odd group. While they are all working together they discover that the unknown language holds clues to a local unsolved mystery that hasn’t been touched in decades involving the disappearance of a secret society that founded his small town.

Fenton Fridays

I am inviting EVERYONE in the blogging community to weigh in! Who IS Fenton? Is he a teen? Is he single? Is he employed? In Love? Broken hearted? You get the gist. Then what about the town and the group of friends? The founding secret society? Was there a crime that was trying to be covered up? Did their town turn on the founders?

Every Friday we will discuss Fenton in the comment section OR pingbacks. If you have a part of a story you want to contribute, great! If you have an idea for a character, awesome! A doodle of symbols, or drawing of the original town, or character illustration, a photo of a town, all are welcome (ok that kind of sounded like a scene from the poltergeist).

We will work on Fenton and the mystery on Fridays and I will put together the first episode or chapter to be posted on the first of each month. This is where I need some volunteers to help:

  • Researcher (someone to help me make sure the facts and other things are on point)
  • Copy Editor (yeah I’m not the best as you can tell from my posts)
  • Another Writer – or Two (quick honesty-there will be times that my CPTSD will kick me in the butt! Or even better-getting overwhelmed with all the contributions so help will be needed)

I hope Fenton really takes off and actually have a bucket list for the idea which I’ll share in time if it does. If it get’s to be too much I’ll ask for more help and will even develop Fenton’s own website and roll administrator rights etc…but first things first-Test the water! Everyone that contributes to an episode or chapter will be given contribution recognition. If Fenton becomes popular…bucket list. I’m getting ahead of myself.

Who’s in? If you would like to help and fill a role that I have listed just send me a message. But let’s start with who is Fenton? Read back through the post and see what we can come up with. This is a huge collaboration project so everyone needs to be respectful and mindful this is a creative discussion. If you have anxiety and can’t seem to comment your awesome idea do worry. I get it! Just email with your idea and with your permission I’ll submit it in the comments but if not I’ll make sure it’s viewed by the main people helping me. Oh, ideas and suggestion about this and the process are welcomed as well. For instance? Should we have a word limit? This is just as new to me as everyone else.

GO!

My 150 Word Entry: A Mortal Accident

I am saddened to see that the Daily Post is coming to an end. I enjoyed reading so many new other’s posts and let’s face it-In the ‘Reader’ area we have to search my subjects and keywords. The Daily worked as a community library where we chose by titles are just one right after the other. I’m hosting a writing contest that ends in 5 days (Eek! Proud of the entries that came through and hope to get more–hint…hint guys.) 

I want different people with different blogs and different subjects still be able to write a post about a prompt. I know there is a community within the blogging world and that people would participate which has given me a spark of an idea. I just need to figure out how to get there. In the meantime, I thought I would try my hand at the 150-Word photo prompt challenge that I’m asking everyone else to try. There is one coming up for my artists. If you would like to participate and try the 150-Word photo prompt writing contest check out the detail here.


A Mortal Accident

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I really want to go and play with the other kids but it scares them when they see me. I don’t know why. I have a great backyard with a swing and treehouse and mom bakes the best cookies for treats.

It’s been months since I’ve been to school and I miss my classmates. Mom and dad are sad all the time but we still sit down for dinner. I hate being confined to the house but at least mom is always there to keep me company.

We got a new front door after the accident. Dad painted it orange so hunters could see better in the evening times and will paint the arch orange too. I don’t know what dad meant telling mom, Henry didn’t feel any pain.’ Maybe someday he’ll explain it to me.

I do wonder though, what is an epitaph and why do I have one?

 

Jo/© thecreativeptsdgal.wordpress.com

6 Word Story: 4/26

If I look back at some of my old ideas that I jotted down for stories I’m in Awe. Mostly because I can’t believe I’ve had so many or thought of a different way to approach the idea.


Prompt Word: Idea Renewed

Allow new breath to past ideas.

 

 

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