Short Story, Story-Starter Sunday, Writing, Writing Ideas

Story-Starter not on Sunday

Sorry for the delay for Story-Starter Sunday, folks. I’ve been sick and trying to catch up after spending two full days in bed. Without further delay, here is a another addition to Story-Starter … Sunday.

He looked at his camera to see the picture he had just taken moments ago but was shocked to see his own face in the picture smiling with his friends. 

Hope you enjoy this installment!

Happy writing!ink pen and parchment on wood

Wondrous Word Wednesday, Writing, Writing Ideas

WWW: Wondrous Word Wednesday

Today’s word….(drum roll)….

exacerbate: verb – to increase in severity or violence; to make worse

Sentence: Janet was already mad at Amanda, but the rumor Janet spread about Haley’s boyfriend just exacerbated the already tense situation.

Have fun using this word!

Happy “wordsmithing!”

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Short Story, Story-Starter Sunday, Writing, Writing Ideas

Story-Starter Sunday

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© marigold_88 – Fotolia.com

I don’t know about where you live, but it’s snowing here. A lot. It’s absolutely beautiful (and slightly annoying as I really want to see some green instead of white). The snow is the inspiration for today’s Story-Starter Sunday. Again,  we are stuck inside with the weather, so it makes it a great day for writing. Here’s your Story Starter.

The snow gently hit her face leaving tiny ice crystals that looked like tear drops on her cheeks. 

Have fun with this one.

Happy Writing!

Story-Starter Sunday, Writing, Writing Ideas

Story-Starter Sunday

Hello, All! It’s Sunday, so it’s time for your next installment of Story-Starter Sunday! I don’t know about you, but Sundays are my days to relax. There’s no better way to relax than spending your day reading and writing. Here is your story starter for today.

Ethan sat on the couch in the furniture store and wondered how it had gone this far. 

3d Frankenstein waves hello to you

Superfluous Simile Saturday, Writing, Writing Ideas

Superfluous Simile Saturday

So, I was looking at some websites for similes that I thought were humorous when I came across this post above about best/worst similes. I love it!

Words

House of Figs

Borrowed from this blog.

  1. Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center.
  2. He was as tall as a 6′3″ tree.
  3. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
  4. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.
  5. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
  6. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
  7. The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
  8. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real…

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