A Poetry Workshop MOOC – Back To The Roots

In 2014 I started this blog because I wanted to improve my writing. I didn’t exactly know what to write about, but since I was taking a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at the time, I wrote about those a bit. I registered with coursera and loved it.
I also posted a few pieces of creative writing, but there never was much feedback (me being painfully introvert and this not being such a popular blog) until I found Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers.

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Yellow and Blue – Crimson’s Creative Challenge

This is my response to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #130

The CCC challenge is open for everyone and asks for creative responses like flash-fic stories, poems, pictures, captions, and, and, and… check it out!

The image belongs to Crispina Kemp

Yellow and Blue

What do I see here?

I have no idea.

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Halves – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.

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Halves

I saw the picture of a half-house today.

It made me remember how I felt when you left.

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Project 10K (P10K) April 2021

April has gone and May has arrived and where I live it is rainging and rather cold. Which is good, we need the water. Several years in a row now it hardly ever rained during the winter and if it did, it was a downpour (meaning that the water flushes off quickly and doesn’t have a chance to get into the ground) or a slight drizzle that hardly got the surface wet. We didn’t have much snow either. So, the rain is nothing to complain about, really.

How was your April? Did you find the time to write, to meet your goals? Tell us all about it.

Here are our standard questions:

Do you need a little incentive for writing more regularly? Then this project is for you.

  1. Did you meet your writing/editing goals?
  2. Did you have fun writing?
  3. Did the P10K help with motivation?
  4. What are your plans for next month?
  5. Anything else you want to tell us, questions you want to ask?
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Facing It – Crimson’s Creative Challenge

This is my response to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #129.

The CCC challenge is open for everyone and asks for creative responses like flash-fic stories, poems, pictures, captions, and, and, and… check it out!

The image belongs to Crispina Kemp

Facing It

People see faces everywhere. The face on Mars. The face of Jesus on toast. Or was that the virgin Mary? No matter. It’s silly.

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Grouch – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.

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Image © Dale Rogerson    Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Dale’s permission. Thank you for the image!


Grouch

The old grouch. That’s what they called me. Even my wife.

They couldn’t appreciate cynicism and sarcasm. It’s an art form, a creative skill I refined.

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To the Death – Crimson’s Creative Challenge

This is my response to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #128.

I loved this picture the moment I saw it. But I couldn’t decide what to write. That’s why I’m late…

The image belongs to Crispina Kemp

To the Death

Apprentice Lumb stood in front of the overgrown stairs and scratched his head.

“No one’s walked here in a very long time, Mistress. Master Gumras can’t be here.”

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Shiny! – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.

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Image © David Stewart   Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires David Stewart’s permission. Thank you for the image!


Shiny!

The bright lights floating on the ocean were drawing millions of people to the world’s beaches.

“It must be a message from the Aliens,” one woman said.

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Block Editor – My Way

Through several comments I’ve learned that I’m not the only one in the Friday Fictioneers group who has problems with the block editor. Since that one is the future and Classic won’t likely be functional by next year, I’ve collected a few tips and tricks how I made my peace with the block editor.

This will be image-heavy. Don’t open the full post it if you have a slow connection.

Since I’ve learned that this is too long for many people to read, here’s a

List of Contents

  1. A helpful introduction with a video
  2. The Classic Block
  3. Copying a Post
  4. Editor Environment
  5. Editing the Copied Post
  6. Chosing a Block
  7. Text Alignment
  8. Editing Images
  9. Writing and Copying Text
  10. Save, Preview and Publish
  11. Questions answered

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Copycat – Crimson’s Creative Challenge

This is my response for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #127.

This picture reminded me of one that was posted some time ago on the Friday Fictioneers challenge. Back then I wrote a 100-word flash fiction piece called ‘Singularity‘. So I wrote a sequel to that story. I hope, it isn’t too confusing.

The image belongs to Crispina Kemp

Copycat

“Bobby, not again!”

“What has he done now?”

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