Saturday, April 27, 2013

Trifecta compound-modifiers

Your challenge this weekend is to give us 33 words about anything you want.  Your piece must include at least one hyphenated compound modifier.  Remember that the hyphen will join your two words together to create one, so you will have a bit more wiggle room with your word count and language.  You are free to use more than one hyphenated modifier in your post, but we ask that you be careful not to sacrifice readability in the process.



Shadow

It crept up beside her, mimicking her every movement exactly.  

She ran zig-zagging along the sidewalk, tried hopping on one foot, even skipping didn't help her sneak away from it.  

Her counterpart shadow.

My Life-long Friend


What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week: SHADOWS

It crept up beside her, mimicking her every movement exactly, as though they were one.
She ran zig-zagging along the sidewalk, tried hopping on one foot, even skipping didn't help her sneak away from it.  
"Make it go away, it won't stop following me,"  Ellie cried!
Giggling and tugging at the ends of Ellie's pig-tails I introduce her to her shadow.  
"Ellie, she will walk beside you on every sunny day of your life and you'll miss her companionship when the clouds roll in."

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Day of Silence


What does silence sound like? For many LGBT students, the sound of silence would be a welcome change to the endless name-calling and harassment they face every day.

On April 19, 2013, students around the world will take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT behavior. The Day of Silence is a student-led national event to end anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence to show their support and illustrate to their classmates, school administrators and school staff the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT. For more information, go to:www.dayofsilence.org

GLSEN’s 2009 National School Climate Survey found that nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT students report verbal, sexual or physical harassment at school and more than 30% report missing at least a day of school in the past month out of fear for their personal safety.

What you can do: 

- Taking the vow of silence and signing the pledge at: http://dayofsilence.org/PDFs/DOS_pledge.pdf.
- Encourage readers to get involved by linking to: http://dayofsilence.org/getinvolved/.
- Follow the conversation on Twitter at #dayofsilence
- Get involved on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/NationalDayofSilence.
- Share a student video about the day: ”Why Are We Silent?”- http://youtu.be/Ref-63Dn1Is and “Join the movement online”- http://youtu.be/I6ZtWUV9Ars
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students, has also partnered with the Ad Council to create a new tool that tracks anti-LGTB slurs on Facebook and Twitter in real time. Help us eliminate these slurs and bring attention to the issue by embedding the counter on your blog and sharing with your viewers! See it here: ThinkB4YouSpeak.com. 

An excerpt from an email from Melissa Angert

I couldn't have said it any better than this and Melissa lists all the available resources to get involved.  Please let your families and friends know about this very deserving cause.  NO ONE should have to live in fear because of the choices he or she has made.  With your help to get the word out maybe someone, somewhere who feels ostracized will realize that there are individuals in the world that understand and care.  That there are resources available to them.  That there is HOPE...

Please spread the word!!!



Sunday, April 14, 2013

Trifextra: Week 63

This weekend we're asking for exactly 33 of your own words inspired by the following quote from the book you could win in the WBN giveaway. Good luck!
“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ― Paulo CoelhoAlchemist

New beginnings.

Attainable quests.

Bursting out of your cocoon, expecting challenges, aware of the obstacles...

however, welcoming and chasing the unknown to create a new chapter.

Hoping, with bated breath for fresh air.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction


What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week: EDGE 


As she walks through the rooms, invisible doors swing shut locking in each memory.  Her fingertips lightly brush away the dangling cobwebs while each tendril gently attempts to tug her back.  A kaleidoscope of thoughts and pictures twist and turn beckoning her with their mirrors of color.  She stops,
only for a moment, to savor the smells lingering and tantalizing her to stay.  
Her footprints hurry up to catch her, determined not to be left behind, alone...

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction



What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week: WORDS


Razors cutting into my soul.
Brain spinning in a frenzy, attempting to grasp the consequences.
Heart plummeting with an ache so deep I have to stop myself from crying out.
Stripped of my self worth.
This, my  body's response to Your words...