Fat Tuesday

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Good afternoon awesome readers. Are you ready to write? There are some great prompts to choose from today:

  • NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY
  • NATIONAL POUND CAKE DAY
  • NATIONAL HUG A G.I. DAY
  • NATIONAL GRAMMAR DAY
  • MARDI GRAS/FAT TUESDAY

Here are the rules:

 

1. Write 100 – 200 words (more or less) about the prompt provided. For example: If you chose National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day your story doesn’t have to be about the day itself but about a peanut butter lover. (It doesn’t have to be a complete story. It could be a scene, song lyrics or a poem)

2. Tag your post with National Weird Day Writing Prompts and link your post back to my blog so others can participate.

3. Share your writing in the comments section via a link back to your blog.

4. Read and comment on other posts.

5. Be creative and have fun.

My story is below.

FAT ON TUESDAY

Alina felt homesick in her new community. “Why don’t you throw a party?” her mother suggested when she and Alina were talking on the phone last week. She hand wrote cards to a few new acquaintances, inviting them to a Fat Tuesday party.

Alina should have had second thoughts when the local bakery said they did not make paczki’s. Instead she busied herself by washing her bone china and ironing hand embroidered tablecloths.

Alina tried to draw attention from the tan-colored walls and stained ceiling in the community center  with vases of fresh flowers. As the guests arrived,  Alina  greeted them with her usual high-pitched squeals and long hugs. Mrs. Katonah tried to dodge her embrace.

Alina arranged the food on the side table and pushed back her long brown hair while anxiously removing lids and tin foil. The bowl Mrs. Katonah brought had suspicious looking contents. Alina shoved it toward the back. The women lined up and filled their plates.

“Mrs. Katonah,” Alina asked. “What did you bring?”

“Just what you asked. Fat on Tuesday.”

The room grew quiet while Alina, face red with embarrassment wondered how to respond.

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National Weird Day Writing Prompts – I Want You to Be Happy

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Welcome to National  Weird Day Writing Prompts. Today you have 3 choices for prompts.

March 3 is …

I Want You To Be Happy Day

Peach Blossom Day

National Anthem Day

Here are the rules:

1. Write 100 – 200 words (more or less) about the prompt provided. For example: If you chose National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day your story doesn’t have to be about the day itself but about a peanut butter lover. (It doesn’t have to be a complete story. It could be a scene, song lyrics or a poem)

2. Tag your post with National Weird Day Writing Prompts.

3. Share your writing in the comments section via a link back to your blog.

4. Read and comment on other posts.

5. Be creative and have fun.

My story is below.

I Want You to Be Happy, Dammit

Todd came from an intact family who showed the women in their family how much they cared by purchasing appropriate gifts on Hallmark holidays. This had always delighted everyone from the giver to the recipient as well as the onlookers. Females flocked to Todd like fruit flies to rotten bananas all throughout high school and college. Todd chose Mena because she was exotic looking and he envisioned their future children. Mena majored in political science and wanted to apply to pre-law so she could address human rights issues.

Todd lavished her with flowers. Mena, who spent all of her free time studying for the GRE, moved the flowers from her desk to the kitchen as they were a distraction. Todd surprised her with chocolates which she could not eat because they gave her headaches. He bought her a tennis bracelet. Mena was allergic to the nickel in it.

One day Todd said, “I just want you to be happy, dammit!” as he threw all of his gifts toward her. Mena had just collected the mail and was in the middle of reading a letter that had arrived on thick, vellum paper. “I am,” she said, her beautiful smile filling her face. “I was just accepted to Columbia Law School.”

100+ Followers – Thank You!

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Hi there readers in blog land. I just hit 100 followers today. Thanks for visiting. I know we live in a busy, fast paced world and I appreciate you taking time out of your day to stop by my blog. It is so much more fun when you leave comments.  I have started something new on my blog: National Weird Day Writing Prompts. I hope you check it out, participate, share the prompt on your blog, comment on the writings of other bloggers and reblog. I usually spend 10 – 15 minutes writing mine., so it is not a huge time commitment. This could be your new writing warm up for the day.

National Weird Day Writing Prompts – Old Dr. Seuss Reads Across America Eating Banana Cream Pie

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Dear Readers and Writers,

I have some fantastic prompts for you today. The weird day writing prompts is still in its infancy, so spread the word, tap on the keyboard and express yourself. My piece will be at the very bottom.

Here are the rules:

1. Write 100 words or less about the prompt provided. For example: If you chose National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day your story doesn’t have to be about the day itself but about a peanut butter lover. (It doesn’t have to be a complete story. It could be a scene or a poem)

2. Share your writing in the comments section via a link back to your blog.

3. Read and comment on other posts.

4. Be creative.

5. Have fun.

MARCH 2, 2014:

– NATIONAL OLD STUFF DAY

– NATIONAL BANANA CREAM PIE DAY

– NATIONAL READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY

DR. SEUSS DAY

Old Dr. Seuss Reads Across America Eating Banana Cream Pie

Jim McNabb enjoyed dressing up and impersonating others. After an unplanned early retirement he purged his belongings. A withered copy of The Cat in the Hat brought back memories of reading to  his children. An idea was born. He bought a tall, striped hat.  Jim with his stooped shoulders and puckered, whiskery face would travel across America, sharing his love of books and desire to be someone else. In Tuscaloosa, the organizers at RIF  invited him to eat at the potluck. Later in the greyhound bus, with a whole banana cream pie on his lap he was finally happy.

Something New! National Weird Day Writing Prompts

Dear Readers,

I have decided to try something new here at going to germany. Each day I will post a writing prompt that comes from a National  Day. I have no idea who decided these days  National this or that day or why, but I think some of them are weird. I thought this would be a fun way to challenge yourself, think outside the box, improve your writing, build community in blogland and have fun. I will take part as well. I hope to see familiar faces and new ones, so if you like this feel free to reblog or pass it on.

Here are the rules:

1. Write 100 words or less about the prompt provided. For example: If you chose National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day your story doesn’t have to be about the day itself but about a peanut butter lover. (It doesn’t have to be a complete story. It could be a scene or a poem)

2. Share your writing in the comments section via a link back to your blog.

3. Read and comment on other posts.

4. Be creative.

5. Have fun.

MARCH 1, 2014: 

This day has several prompts. Choose one or write about them all.

1. NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER LOVER’S DAY

2.NATIONAL PIG DAY

3.NATIONAL FRUIT COMPOTE DAY

4.NATIONAL HORSE PROTECTION DAY


Vicki and John fell in love at the local diner over a breakfast of peanut butter smothered bagels . Vicki said, “I never thought I could love someone as much as peanut butter.” John said, “Mm, are you going to finish yours?” They moved in together and united their collection, filling an entire shelf.  The day Vicki discovered she was pregnant she blew chunks all over the dining room after eating John’s $42 imported New Zealand variety.  The doctor said she was allergic. On Monday evening John arrived home to an empty shelf. The next day Vicki was alone.

word count: 97

Trying on Different Voices for Voice Week 2013

I came across this through one of the blogs I subscribe to The Muse Unleashed. The idea sounded interesting, but then I thought I can’t do extra writing during NaNo. Then I read through a few FAQ’s listed on the site and came up with a way to make this exercise in writing worthwhile to my NaNo writing. If you would like to take part, click on the link  to the website at  BeKindReWrite you can choose from a list of prompts or create your own. I chose the easy route and selected a prompt listed. It is perfect for my story (I think.)

FUNERAL 

If I inhale deeply, I can smell sweat, sadness, pity, and gratefulness. If I look at a full, ripe sycamore in the distance that provides shade for everyone except the child who didn’t make it, then I think I can dull the sounds of sobs, sniffles,  sighs and the sorrow that surround me.  If I clench my fist, I can keep from touching him one last time. If I bite my lip, I’ll taste his death one last time. If I think of nothing, then maybe I can still the urge to scream. Don’t put my baby in the ground.