Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Artist's Eye

Hey everyone!  I am not an actual campaigner over at Rachael Harrie's Rach Writes blog but, I thought this would be a fun challenge anyway!  OK, here it is:

The bright sun shines down on the ripply water making it look like diamonds are just beneath the surface.  The orange/brown sand looks scorched from the burning, hot sun.  I see people sitting in hammocks enjoying the latest magazines, I see surfers, attempting to stay upright on their surfboards,  I can see the gulls crying out desperately for the food they can almost taste in their white throats, I can almost hear the sapphire waves crashing in a rhythmic pattern.  I can even almost see the palm trees swaying back and forth to the tacise breeze.  I look at the synbatec beach and smile.  It's breathtaking.  All of a sudden I start to smell something like wastopaneer.  I snap out of it and think... Fresh paint.  I stare at my work of art in front of me and sigh. 

Hope you liked it!  Here are the rules if you want to do this challenge as well:
 Write a blog post in 300 words or less, excluding the title. The post can be in any format, whether flash fiction, non-fiction, humorous blog musings, poem, etc. The blog post should show:

  • that it’s morning, 
  • that a man or a woman (or both) is at the beach
  • that the MC (main character) is bored
  • that something stinks behind where he/she is sitting
  • that something surprising happens.
Just for fun, see if you can involve all five senses AND include these random words: "synbatec," "wastopaneer," and "tacise."   (NB. these words are completely made up and are not intended to have any meaning other than the one you give them).

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Check it Out!

   Hey everyone go over to David Powers King's blog for an awesome book giveaway!! He has four cool books that you can win if you just follow four simple steps :)  Sorry everyone this is a super short post but just a quick heads up my birthday was on the 9th and I didn't post about it!!  But I had an awesome birthday exploring Seattle, and I got a delicious lemon cake! Yum! :D

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Hey everyone!  Sorry I haven't posted for a while.  My family and I have been taking an eight day trip out to Seattle,Washington.  We are actually going to be moving out to Seattle really soon.  I'm talking about a couple days soon.  We used to live in Ohio, but since we've already lived there for five years (the longest we've ever lived anywhere) we decided to move to someplace new.  The only problem is with moving now, is that I've made so many friends over these last five years in Ohio, so it's really hard to say goodbye.  ;(  Right now it's already our sixth day of driving out to Washington, we only have two days left until the long driving ends!! And then finally, it's SEATTLE!!  Now since all that's said, I have to tell you guys what I got for the figure skating Regionals competition.  I competed against eighteen girls in total including me, and I got sixth place.  I think my main problem was that I was going pretty slow, I sped up my jumps this time but my overall skating was yes, SLOW. But overall I had a really awesome time, and I think I did really good! Just thinking about it, I smile at the fact that I actually went and competed at Regionals!! :)

Alyssa :)