FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: WEEK #18 – 2016

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I would like to give a hearty welcome to all flash fiction aficionados.

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer. It is the desire of this challenge to allow writers the opportunity to clear the cobwebs from a more tedious and involved project. Becoming a part of a new and growing writer’s community might be just what the doctor ordered to rejuvenate your writing juices.



Your Photo Prompt for Week #18 – 2016

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https://pixabay.com/en/fixed-wing-trainer-harvard-yellow-316707/

 



The opening sentence for the April 28th Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: “I had waited years for this day…” Please use this sentence (or this thought) somewhere in your flash.

This challenge is open until 11:00 pm Friday night, May 6th, 2016.



Click on the Blue Frog to share.



The Six Easy Guidelines

  • A photo prompt and an introductory sentence/ topic is to be used as your ‘muse’. They will arrive promptly at midnight each Friday morning.
  • Include the photo prompt and its credits with your story on your blog. Use of the introductory sentence/ topic is optional. Some followers like the introductory sentence ideas.
  • All stories are to be crafted and honed to under 200 words in length.
  • Each flash fiction piece should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. No serial stories. It is harder to stay abreast of a serial story. (Please keep content PG-13.)
  • Post your flash fiction response by clicking on THE BLUE FROG. Follow the given directions.
  • It is the desire of this blog to begin a new writing community. Plan a day to visit the writings of our challengers to enjoy our creations and to provide a little positive feedback.

 

Thank you for your participation. I look forward to reading each of your stories. Please remember to check back and follow the journeys of our fellow writers. Kind comments are always appreciated.



Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #18 – 2016.

FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: WEEK #17 – 2016

ffpp

I would like to give a hearty welcome to all flash fiction aficionados.

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer. It is the desire of this challenge to allow writers the opportunity to clear the cobwebs from a more tedious and involved project. Becoming a part of a new and growing writer’s community might be just what the doctor ordered to rejuvenate your writing juices.



 

Your Photo Prompt for Week #17 – 2016

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https://pixabay.com/en/car-driving-road-dashboard-wheel-316709/


The opening sentence for the April 21st Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: “I’m sure that the little girl in that back seat was signing us…” Please use this sentence (or this thought) somewhere in your flash.

This challenge is open until 11:00 pm Friday night, April 29th, 2016.



Click on the Blue Frog to share.



The Six Easy Guidelines

  • A photo prompt and an introductory sentence/ topic is to be used as your ‘muse’. They will arrive promptly at midnight each Friday morning.
  • Include the photo prompt and its credits with your story on your blog. Use of the introductory sentence/ topic is optional. Some followers like the introductory sentence ideas.
  • All stories are to be crafted and honed to under 200 words in length.
  • Each flash fiction piece should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. No serial stories. It is harder to stay abreast of a serial story. (Please keep content PG-13.)
  • Post your flash fiction response by clicking on THE BLUE FROG. Follow the given directions.
  • It is the desire of this blog to begin a new writing community. Plan a day to visit the writings of our challengers to enjoy our creations and to provide a little positive feedback.

 

Thank you for your participation. I look forward to reading each of your stories. Please remember to check back and follow the journeys of our fellow writers. Kind comments are always appreciated.



Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #17 – 2016.

 

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day… April 12th

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It’s not just for tomato soup!

Try a grilled cheese with a great salad, or chicken noodle soup.

Try a grilled cheese with bacon and tomato.

How about a side of fries and a sweet pickle?

A side of  A fantastic evening supper when you just don’t want to fix much, but want something different!



Written for Reminiscing the Arts: April 12th. 

National Pet Day… April 11th

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http://www.jackspets.com

Do you want to improve your health?  Get a pet.

Of course, your lifestyle has to be one that allows for the care of another. It does take time. It does infringe upon your personal regime.

But is this infringement worth it?

Studies have also found that:

  • Dog owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets.
  • People with dogs have lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those without pets. One study even found that when people with borderline hypertension adopted dogs from a shelter, their blood pressure declined significantly within five months.
  • Playing with a dog or cat can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which calm and relax.
  • Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels (indicators of heart disease) than those without pets.
  • Heart attack patients with dogs survive longer than those without.
  • Pet owners over age 65 make 30 percent fewer visits to their doctors than those without pets.

Caring for a pet can increase your levels of exercise, provide companionship, allow you meet new people, and add much needed structure to your life- especially if your Mondays and Thursdays all look alike!



Written for Reminiscing the Arts: April 11th. 

“Take Me Home Country Roads” … April 10th

One of my favorite singers to mimic as a youth was John Denver. He had a vocal range  that was out -of-this-world. I loved his down-home themes and ballads.

On April 10, 1971, John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads” hit the charts. It was John’s very first appearance on the billboard.

I hope you enjoyed this classic!



Written for Reminiscing the Arts: April 10th. (Yes, I fell behind. But it is not the number of times one falls down in life that is important …It is the number of times one gets back up!) 

KICKBALL: SPORTS FOR THE OVER 50+ CROWD

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KICKBALL:

Sports for the over 50+ Crowd

The 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge




My challenge for this year… I am planning to complete the A-Z Challenge this year by sharing an activity in which I still enjoy competing.



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The Sport: KICKBALL

The Season: This can be inside as well as outside!

The Rules: Click Here

The Thrill: Thrill One- The deer-in-the-headlights-look as I am getting ready to zero in on a runner! Thrill Two- Watching the deer leave the playing field?

Full Disclosure: This is as much fun for an adult league as it was as a kid!



Written for the April (2016) Challenge: Blogging A to Z. Sports for the 50+ Crowd.

JIGSAW PUZZLES: SPORTS FOR THE OVER 50+ CROWD

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http://www.jigsaw-puzzle-club.co.uk


JIGSAW PUZZLES:

Sports for the over 50+ Crowd

The 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge

My challenge for this year… I am planning to complete the A-Z Challenge this year by sharing an activity in which I still enjoy competing.




A2Z-BADGE 2016-smaller_zpslstazvib




The Sport: JIGSAW PUZZLES

The Season: Any rainy evening

The Rules: Open the box. Use the front cover as a guide. I usually put the frame together first and then the large objects in the puzzle. If there are unusual blocks of color, I often put those together as well.

The Thrill: A new puzzle- even an old puzzle- with great friends and conversation… Nothing better for a rainy night. This is especially fun to do by lantern light if the electricity fails!

Full Disclosure: Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun! ‘Nough said!



Written for the April (2016) Challenge: Blogging A to Z. Sports for the 50+ Crowd.