Wednesday, 17 September 2014

It's fun to be in the ... WWBH!!!

So, we're now halfway through the second week of little legs being back at school, and it's been really weird for me after having her around for six weeks. I've felt a little lost if I'm honest!

Baby legs is starting to fall into a loose routine now, and I'm working around her to get things done of the writerly and readerly kind. I'm so pleased about this, I've actually managed to submit a story for last weeks WWBH prompts! Yippee!

I know you're probably familiar with the drill by now, but just in case you're not ...

The rules are pretty simple:
  • There is either one picture and five random words, or two pictures given out each Wednesday, which are to be used in the story.

  • The word count must be 500 words or less.

  • The deadline to link up is Tuesday of the following week.
  • Please include the pictures and/or random words in your post, with clear reference to the WWBH. This is a community forum, with an aim to share and encourage around the blogosphere. It's important to link back to one of us so that we can spread the word of your fabulous flash fiction entries.

  • Don't forget to link up with one of the lovely hostesses:
Leanne Sype at Writings and Ruminations

Tena Carr at Jottings and Writings

Debb Stanton at Stanton Sunshine

  • Most importantly, have fun!

Before we get to the fresh new prompt for this week, cast your eyes over these efforts from last week. Hopefully they'll get you inspired and fired up to bring your own contribution to the table!

Consequences by Sally Stackhouse

Help me ... by Heather Musk

And for this week, how about making a story out of this ...

 and this ...

Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Give me a W! Give me a W! And a B! And an H! It's time for WWBH!!!

Hello to all! I hope you're all having a good week. 

The sun is still shining here, thankfully, and I'm finally getting back to some kind of normal now the kiddies have gone back to school. There's certainly something beautiful about being able to enjoy your own thoughts again without a constant background noise of television, music, or 'mum, can I have ...' and 'mum, can I just ...'

Tena is our host for this weeks hop and photo reveal, so it's over to you Tena!


Hey there fellow bloggers...


Here we are at the midway point of the week and at the "Wednesday Writer Blog Hop" time. Make sure you read the rules (outlined below) . The rules are simple, but we have gotten some entries that have been questionable as to whether or not they were actually related to the "hop". Before I go further, let us look at last week's entries:

Okay, now that you're back... Here's a quick run through of the rules.

1) You will have until the following Tuesday to submit your entry.

2) We ask that you keep your story to approximately 500 words (give or take). We aren't counting but, please, no 1000+ entries.

3) *sorry, this is a bit long but important* In order to honor the community-purpose of the blog hop, please Do Not share photos and/or prompt words as your own. We ask that you please include the photo(s) and reference the blog hop in your post so your blog audience and the blog hop community may all be connected. (If you need assistance with inserting the photos, please let one of the hop ladies know via the comments). Photos are the property of the hostess for the week, unless otherwise mentioned. Thank you so much for understanding! Let us know if you have questions on this. :)

4) When 1 photo/5 words is the theme, the 5 words MUST be clearly referenced in your story. Variations on a word are allowed within reason (for example: adding s, ed, ing to the word to be grammatically correct); However creating a new, unrelated, word is not.

5) Link your story to linky/froggy below (direct link to story, not your whole blog, please). If you are unable or need help, contact your hop host: Leanne, Debb, Heather, or myself.

6) Most Important, Have Fun and let those creative juices flow... We look forward to reading what you write.

Here is this weeks photo:


And the 5 Random Words that must be included are:
  • Gunnysack
  • Pathology
  • Croquet (the game)
  • Elate
  • Human 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

At the hop!!! The WWBH hop that is...

Hello all! It's a rather misty morning here in the UK as I write this. I wonder if that's it for our summer, and if it's all down hill from here. Still, the winterly nights are a great excuse to stoke up the wood-burner in our new house! Mmmm, cosy ...

But enough of that crazy winter talk! It's not here just yet, and there are still plenty of Writer Wednesday blog hop prompts to get in beforehand too.

This week Leanne is in charge of the prompts, so without further ado, here she is ...


It has been a slow couple of weeks for the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop, but that isn't uncommon for the end of summer. So let's take a deep breath, stretch our creative muscles and dive in this week.

You ready?

Here are the rules for the blog hop:

1) Use the photo and five mandatory words to create a 500-words or less story; all elements of the prompt must be a feature in the brief story you create.

2) Stay with the 500-word limit.

3) Craft and link your post by the following Tuesday.

4) When you have finished your post, link up your story using the inLinkz frog at the bottom of the prompt. If you have trouble, let one of us know in the comments section and we'll help you get linked up.

5) We were going to tell you to not take this too seriously, but reconsidered it because we know full well that asking writers to write something means that they will take it seriously. So, take it seriously, but don’t fret/panic/pass out/hyperventilate/lose sleep/run in fear over it.

Ready? It's a tough one, but we can do it!  

sunset kiss              
Mandatory words:

bus station

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Roll up! Roll up! The last WWBH for the summer!

Happy prevening all! Welcome to the latest edition of the Writer Wednesday blog hop, and this week we're in the lovely hands of Debb at Stanton Sunshine

There was one story from last week's prompt, so why not follow in Scott's footsteps and knock-up something from this weeks prompts. Don't be shy!!!


Hello all, A Happy Wednesday to you story lovers and writers!

Here is the great story that sprung forth from last week's hop:

Are you new to the Hop and thinking about participating? We love to find new-to-our-hop writers -- the more, the merrier!

Here are the rules:

◾ There is either one picture and five random words or two pictures given out each Wednesday, which are to be used in the story.

◾ The word count must be 500 words or less.

◾ The deadline to link up is Tuesday of the following week.

◾ Don’t forget to link up to the little froggy below and with one of the hop hostesses:

Tena Carr at Jottings and Writings 

Leanne Sype at Writings and Ruminations 

Debb Stanton at Stanton Sunshine   

SOOooooo...[cue drum roll]

Here are the new prompts:


  Champagne Sunrise 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

A new week, a new Wednesday, a new prompt!

What's up folks? Everybody ready for a new prompt on the Writer Wednesday blog hop?

Then grab your laptop, netbook, tablet or a good old fashioned pen and paper, settle into your favourite writing spot and close off the world. That's what I have to do to get in my writing zone.

Whether you're comfortable in your writing routine, or just starting out and looking for something to get you going, the WWBH is here to serve.

Simply use the prompts to inspire a piece of flash fiction, and upload so we can share it with the blogosphere and help get you out there.

To help get you motivated, here are the stories sparked from last weeks two photo prompt:

Dream Come True by Karen Knapp

M is for Magical Wedding by The Netherworld

The Exhibition by Sally Scribbles

The Artist  by Morgan

Undercover  by Heather Musk

There are a couple of new contributors here this week, so a big welcome to you guys! I hope you enjoy the prompts and make it part of your writing exercises.

For those who may need a reminder, here are the golden rules of the hop:

  • There is either one picture and five random words or two pictures given out each Wednesday, which are to be used in the story.
  • The word count must be 500 words or less.
  • The deadline to link up is Tuesday of the following week.
  • Don't forget to link up with one of the lovely hostesses:
Leanne Sype at Writings and Ruminations
Tena Carr at Jottings and Writings
Debb Stanton at Stanton Sunshine
  • Most importantly, have fun!

This week the prompt is one picture and five random words, all of which should be incorporated somewhere in your story:

Random words:                             magician, system, tour, mint, birthday

Good luck! And don't forget to link up when you're done:


Friday, 15 August 2014

Celebrating the summer holidays - week three of six

It's Friday again, believe it or not, so time to celebrate all that's lovely and nice in the world. It doesn't matter how small or how big the celebration, if you've got something good to shout about you should be on the linky list for this hop to share it with the world. It never hurts to spread the happiness.

As always, the wonderful VikLit at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author is presiding over events, along with her co-hosts. Head over to see who else is celebrating this week.

Friday Celebrations

LG Keltner at Writing of the Edge

Katie at The Cyborg Mom

CaffeMaggieato at mscoffeehouse

Today, I'm celebrating:

  • Enjoying time to myself to get back into some swimming. I've finally taken the plunge (ha ha!!!) and have started trying to get my body back into some kind of shape. I was lucky after this baby not to retain much of the weight, but I could still benefit from shifting some of it.
  • I've lost 3lbs since starting to lose weight. Not much in a week but slow and steady does it, I want to keep it off once it's gone :-)
  • We're half way through the summer holidays! Yippee!!!

How about you lovely people? Anything good to celebrate? Have a great weekend!


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Writer Wednesday blog hop - but on a Thursday ;-)

Hi there folks! I had such a hectic and tiring day yesterday I didn't get around to posting this weeks WWBH photo reveal. Thankfully I'm not in charge this week, that pleasure falls to Tena, but I'll be up next week for your weekly writing prompt!

Are you on the hop?

The lovely co-hosts and myself are on hand to help where needed and offer words of encouragement, as well as giving you the stories from last week. Check them out if you get the chance:

Leanne Sype at Writings and Ruminations

Tena Carr at Jottings and Writings

Debb Stanton at Stanton Sunshine

Oyyyy and Double Oyyyy.

Checked my email this morning to find a message from one of Blog Hop ladies asking who was on for hosting this week's "Hop" followed a second later with the "Ohh Shit, it's me" thought on my part.

In the midst of everything that had happened yesterday (including one broken down truck) - I won't go into details, I had completely forgotten to put together the code for this week. No biggy, "give me a little bit to get a few things off my plate and I can throw something up.".....

Ummmmm.... right.

Finally, several hours after I had originally (though already late) planned to get the Hop Kick-Off for this week posted, I finally have it done and ready to go. So first, let's look at last week's stories:

And since I was the one hosting the hop this week, I sort of cheated and added my own story at the last minute (okay, I downright cheated ;-P).

And now, for this week's hop; The rules are simple:
  1. Keep it to about 500 words (no worries, not like we're counting just be fair to the readers)
  2. You must use both pictures in your story
  3. Link to the froggy thing below when you're done (or comment to your host: Leanne, Debb, Heather, or myself).
  4. Most Important: HAVE FUN!!! and Let those Creative Juices flow.

The pictures you must use are: