Sarah is our hostess for the Saturday Mix variable challenges. Check it out here This week we are diving into the depths of our thesaurus and exploring the world of synonyms. Same Same But Different Your ‘Same Same But Different’ task is to take the five challenge words and NOT use them in your writing. That’s right, you need to dig out your thesaurus and find a synonym for each word instead.
Your words are:
The jumper I chose was red, black, and green It matched my black pants you know what I mean. The gam of my pants while green on one side was black on the other; my fat calf it did hide. We went for a tour this fine Sunday morn to see if our neighbors were still feeling forlorn. The gravel we walked on was loose and quite sharp I wore the wrong shoes but I don’t like to harp So instead I displayed my most jovial side And continued my walk my love at my side.
1. What did Miss Muffett sit on? Her ass, for too long, that’s why she couldn’t drop the weight. 2. Who tried to gatecrash her dinner? Her diet coach…to no avail could not get in. 3. What did Wee Willie Winkie do? Nothing, he was too small to do anything without parental assistance. 4. How many blackbirds were baked in a pie? None, that is disgusting and they are too hard to defeather. 5. Who sold sea shells on the sea shore? whoever owned the store at the end of the beach. 6. What did Peter Piper pick? his job, his friends, where he lived, what he ate, what clothes he wore, what kind of car he wanted… 7. What ran up the clock? the offense, they didn’t want to risk losing the ball. 8. What was daddy going to wrap Baby Bunting in? He was going to use a blanket but then mommy told him he needed to use the appropriate outerwear for a baby that small. 9. Where did Doctor Foster go? Probably the bar 10. What was the old man doing when it was pouring with rain? Sitting by the door waiting for it to stop
*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****
Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
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.
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.
*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.*
Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.
Well, the best answer would be to complete my blogging schedule on the days they are scheduled for! Hahaha! A day late is better than never…..
It’s not so much that I forget the same thing on a regular basis but what I do forget is to write myself notes because I always forget to remind myself of stuff. For example, I have crazy weird dreams sometimes. I have been meaning to put a notepad by the bed so that I can write down the names of the people I dream about. I mean the other night I had a dream about one of my close friends and her mother. I don’t even remember thinking about her per say recently. But often people from my past pop into my dreams and I am surprised that they were part of my dream. I just thought it would be neat to keep track of the people over a longer length of time. Strange, I know but….
From my window I could see the water lapping upon the shore, hear the surf hitting the land, smell the salty water. I was here to relax, to enjoy time by myself, to take time to reflect upon the last year that held so many feelings and memories. So I sat. I watched the water move by itself. I thought of all the days I have lived, the people who I have loved, and the things I have done. There is some regret and some sadness but today is the day I will open my eyes to a new beginning.
Your final three words for this week are: ENTER EXIST EXPIRE
Once upon a time I existed in a world where there never saw pain but now in the life that I’m living I refuse to live life feeling vain Instead I love the world all around me I enter with a curious mind Life can expire so quickly I enjoy every last minute I find.
What was the actual name of the 1960’s rock group known as “The Fab Four”? The Fantastic Awesome Bunch of Four
What children’s TV show was narrated by both Ringo Starr and George Carlin? The Funny Beatles
What was the name of Sir Paul McCartney’s band after the Beatles? Paul after the Beatles
What name did The Beatles go by before they became The Beatles? The Grubs
Who was “The Forgotten Beatle”? the one the anteater found first, he never developed enough to get named
How many Beatles movies are there? None, Disney wasn’t making movies with Pixar yet
In relation to the other Beatles movies, what was unique about the movie, Yellow Submarine? It was filmed completely underwater.
What exactly is, “The Butcher Cover”? a kraft paper. Originally sold to butchers for the purpose of wrapping meat and fish, now used for a wide variety of purposes, notably in primary education where it is used for arts and crafts, such as hanging artwork (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butcher_paper)
What are the flowers mentioned in the song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” made of? candy from Willy Wonka’s factory
Who is Billy Shears? Edward William Scissorhands II
It wasn’t anything newer than before my cousin just arrived standing at my door she had a magic bag that hung from up her arm she crafted it with fabric some string and then some yarn she said she needed help a place for her to crash her husband kicked her out it was her nasty rash.