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Inktober: Faces Everywhere!

Inktober happens every October, it’s an online challenge to post a drawing every day for a month.

Now, I’m no artist, but I’m not afraid of drawing. I’m not one of the many people who decided “I can’t draw” at some point in childhood and except for Pictionary never doodle again. I can draw but I hardly ever draw. The only reason I even considered doing Inktober is that I have a daughter who is a dedicated/obsessive artist and loves online challenges. She jumped on the Inktober bandwagon so I did too. As other artists laboured over their work, composing, sketching, inking, colouring and shading, I sat on my bathroom floor for fifteen minutes every night drawing faces I saw in my floor tiles. Continue reading

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Another Fill-in-the-Blanks Story

IMG_5995 - Version 2Here’s another story for some Writing Group fun – another Fill-in-the-Blanks story. (See previous post for our first example.) Basically you just write words on slips of paper and drop them into the appropriate bowls: NOUN (character), NOUN (object), NOUN (location), ADJECTIVE, VERB, or ADVERB. Then proceed with the story and draw a word every time you need to fill in a blank.

Here’s one our Friday group came up with:

Fantastic Man and Fedora Dude

Go To School

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Question Answered…

You know how I asked in the post about pink fluorescent slugs and cannibal snails, “What would the most logical 3rd neighbour to the slugs and snails be?”

Well the same people who told us about the slugs and snails (Treehugger.com) have also given me my answer: Glowing Millipedes! (Only they live in the US… on Alcatraz! This just gets better and better.)

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You can’t make this stuff up…

Anyone out there who is sitting down to write today but can’t think of anything to write about, here’s a juicy tidbit for ya: giant fluorescent pink slugs on an Australian mountaintop. I kid  you not!

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And in case that isn’t enough inspiration for you, that particular mountain also boasts cannibal snails! I mean, come on! Cannibal snails!! 

Possible writing prompts, if you still need a push:

1. Describe the kind of location where you would fully expect giant fluorescent pink slugs to live.

2. What would the most logical 3rd neighbour to the slugs and snails be? Hmm?

3. What happens when pink slug meets cannibal snail?

If you come up with anything you’d like to share, please put it in the comments!

 

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