Blog Hop Hiatus!

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We’re going on vacation! After at least four years of faithfully bringing you weekly photo prompts to inspire your creative side, the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop team is going on an extended (not indefinite) sabbatical to rest, regroup, and refresh. At this point we plan on returning June 3, 2015 for some fresh summer fun with new prompts and maybe a new twist for this old favorite. 🙂

In the meantime, we’ll leave you with the final story written by one of our most faithful blog hop participants, Scott Taylor. Thank you, Scott, for your awesome, funny, heartwarming, and creative entries!

Faulkner Made More Sense

Also, if you are really sad now because you really wanted to participate but just hadn’t been able to, here’s a list of all the prompts of this year so far. Feel free to write as many stories as you wish and submit them to the link below. (The same rules apply as listed in each prompt!) We’ll publish all the stories when the Blog Hop returns in June!

Be inspired and keep writing!
Farewell for now. ❤

Your friends and weekly hostesses,
Tena Carr, Heather Musk,
Debb Stanton, and Leanne Sype

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Blog Hop Photo Reveal!

Good evening, friends. Bet you thought I forgot about the blog hop, huh? Nope! It’s been one of those stay-at-home-never-at-home-mom days, and I finally just got a chance to sit down for the day. 🙂 So let’s get right to it, shall we? This week, the lovely Mrs. Heather Musk has our prompt this week. Enjoy!

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Hi folks! How are we all doing? Each day it seems like the sun is battling with the clouds for dominance in the sky, but more often than not it seems to be winning now. Spring is arriving in my garden with the new growth coming through and the daffodils establishing themselves. It’s the promise of new beginnings, and I can feel the same thing happening within my own spirits.

 

Talking of new beginnings, it’s the beginning of a new week for the WWBH. We have two stories sparked from last weeks prompts, and here they are:

Checkmate by Leanne Sype
So, do you fancy having a go at the WWBH? Just write a ~500 word piece of flash fiction based on the picture prompts that I’ll reveal in a moment. Link up by next Tuesday to the froggy at the bottom, and then on
If you are new to the WWBH, please do check out the full rules and guidelines first, we’d hate to have to omit a story for something minor.

And now to this weeks prompts, which is one picture and five random words:


 

milkshake, sausage, button, pumpkin, grasshopper
 
 
 

Checkmate

Below is my story entry from this past week’s blog hop photo reveal. There’s a few more days to participate, so I invite you to check it out here, and give it a try!

Enjoy the story!

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Arizona TreeGeorgia crouched low and circled behind the tree with her ears alert. She knew that thing was close and no way was she going to let it get away this time. Her eyes scanned the yard from the shaded vantage point; everything was still. Too still. Come on, come on you little rodent. Make your move. Patience would be the key to her victory today. Yesterday she’d been too eager and, yes, maybe even a bit over-confident. She’d failed, but today Georgia would redeem herself. She lowered her belly upon the dirt with her body tense for action, ready to attack.

Tappatappatappa  Georgia jerked her head to the left as a flash of brown skittered past the walkway toward the camper. Hahaha—your move, varmint! With a leap and pounce, Georgia landed atop her enemy before it even had a chance to take cover. Checkmate—I win!

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“Aww, Sarah, you have the sweetest kitty,” Suzanne exclaimed to her friend as she leaned down to give the sleeping feline a gentle scratch behind the ears.

“Thanks,” said Sarah. “That’s Georgia. She is a good cat. In fact just yesterday she brought a little brown mouse to our back door.”

“Ew. Really? Was it dead?” asked Suzanne.

“Oh sure. Georgia was standing next to it all proud. Normally I would think it’s TenasCatgross too, but actually this little mouse had been terrorizing our house, chewing up wires and stuff. Georgia took care of a very big problem catching that little thing.”

“Good for you, Georgia,” cooed Suzanne, running her hand softly down Georgia’s side.

Georgia purred and slept soundly in the peace of sweet victory.