Thursday photo prompt: Vista #writephoto

This week’s prompt ~ Vista

Written for Sue’s challenge: https://scvincent.com/2020/07/09/thursday-photo-prompt-vista-writephoto/

Heading down

Coming around the corner of the sloping hill I could see how far the path went. I was hoping to get to the end; however, I wasn’t sure how I would get back to where I started. This was the easier way to go, starting at the top vista of the mountain, and heading down. I didn’t have the physical stamina to start at the bottom and walk up the path. Being here by myself, although peaceful, was worrisome. What if I didn’t make it down to the bottom? What if I got to the bottom and everyone was gone for the day? What if I got to the end of the path and I was told I had to go back the way I came? I think I’d try to call for an Uber. I wonder if Uber drivers come out this far. It was worth a shot, otherwise I might have to hitchhike my way back. I left my car about 15 minutes higher up the mountain. Maybe I should just turn around now and go back while I still had energy and a little bit of water. Nah, going down was much more relaxing and rewarding, especially for my sore bones.  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

About the Writing Challenge

I love writing challenges. I know there are so many to participate in, so if you have any ideas you would like to share, please do.

I wanted to start this 6 minute challenge because I often see that people like to track how much time it takes to write something or how much they can write in a certain amount of time.

Please leave feedback.

We will see if everyone like this challenge as it is a little different than many out there, with the time limit.

Rules of this challenge:

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.
  6. I would appreciate feedback on how often writer’s would like this challenge. Is it a once a week challenge? Just Saturdays? Let me know a day that perhaps there aren’t a lot of other challenges already scheduled.

“Simply 6-Minutes” Writing Challenge #1

https://christinebialczak.com/2020/07/09/simply-6-minutes-writing-challenge/

Rules of this challenge:

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.
  6. I would appreciate feedback on how often writer’s would like this challenge. Is it a once a week challenge? Just Saturdays? Let me know a day that perhaps there aren’t a lot of other challenges already scheduled.

Today’s Prompt:

The stream in the woods

We wandered down the path to the stream. I don’t know how many times we had walked this path. Jenna and I were best friends and spent any free moment together. We had sleepovers whenever we were allowed and tried to spend time together in school.  

Jenna was a few steps ahead of me. I didn’t mind and she knew why. I was terrified of spiders and if I were to walk through an invisible web, I think I would lose my mind. It has happened a handful of times and it ended up with me in my bra and underwear running through my yard screaming bloody murder. My mom had gotten really mad that one time. She said that I was overreacting. Whatever, I didn’t care what other people thought. I was not going to have any sort of creature crawling on me if I could help it.  

Jenna wasn’t afraid of anything. Well, that’s not totally true. She was afraid of heights. It is a bit different because you can avoid heights a lot more than avoid living creepy crawlers. 

We came up to the tree that marked the halfway mark to the stream. The tree was all twisted and Jenna said it looked like a heart.  She said this was the place that proved we were best friends. We weren’t gay but we were in love with each other.  

Walking to the right would bring us to the stream where the skunk cabbage grew. If we went more to the left, then we got to the part of the stream that was really muddy. 

270 words

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Written for my writing challenge: https://christinebialczak.com/2020/07/09/simply-6-minutes-writing-challenge/

“Simply 6-minutes” Writing Challenge

Rules of this challenge:

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. *Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
  6. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.
  7. I would appreciate feedback on how often writer’s would like this challenge. Is it a once a week challenge? Just Saturdays? Let me know a day that perhaps there aren’t a lot of other challenges already scheduled.

Today’s Prompt:

Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 143- Going home

person with toy airplane on world map

Written for Reena’s prompt: https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2020/07/09/reenas-exploration-challenge-143-going-home/

I will always love you

If you live in the desert, I will love you 

If you live in the tropical rainforest, I will love you 

If you live in the temperate forest, I will love you 

If you live in the tundra, I will love you 

If you live in the taiga, I will love you 

If you live on the grasslands, I will love you 

If you live in the savanna, I will love you 

No matter where you are in the world, I will always love you. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Thursday writing prompt

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This photo prompt comes from Kelly at https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/11546674/posts/2799580154

Strolling

Through the deep woods we go strolling

Sweetly talking of love and hope 

Silent ‘cept the sound of our feet 

Although air is humid, we cope. 

Yellow lilies bloom in the brush 

Waving so softly in the wind 

Love blossoms here alongside us

Happily showing there’s no end.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Smorgasbord Laughter Lines – July 9th 2020 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin

These jokes are not mine, so they are really funny! I’m awful at telling jokes.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Firstly, with the results of sleuthing on the Internet are some funnies from Debby Gies followed by some jokes from Sally.

D.G. Writes is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several subjects including writing tips, social issues and book reviews.

Thanks to Debby for finding this treasures… please give her a round of applause..

D. G. Kaye– Buy:Amazon US AndAmazon UK    Blog: D.G. WritesGoodreads:D.G. Kaye on Goodreads

Check out Debby’s new series here on Smorgasbord D.G. Kaye Explores the Realms of Relationships 2020

Now time for some jokes from the archives from Sally.

Paternity

The old man was dying and he called his wife and family to his bedside. There were four sons – three fine, big boys and a scrawny one. He said to his wife in a weak voice, ‘Don’t lie to…

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