- For some reason I wasn’t able to log into Blogger yesterday, or this
morning. In fact, only a few sites were working. At first I thought it
was maybe my connection at a friend’s house, but the issue continued
once returning home. I am a bit worried that the laptop is acting up.
That will be Bad News Bears. I don’t personally view this as failing to
complete the prompt as it was complete (yesterday’s being very short),
but merely a delay due to technical difficulties. I’m just happy I’ve been able
to log in this afternoon... if it continues to allow me to be. Which,
so far, it isn’t allowing me more than 3 tabs open and Blogger isn’t
loading again. GAH! So today will be another double-feature, or so I hope.*
can’t seem to load the site to nab today’s prompt, but I know it deals
with letting go, and my reaction to the statement. Currently there are
some crazy conversations going on and it’s made it hard to focus on this
post. I won’t go into details, but all guilty members that happen to
read this will know who you are!
*Day 30, Thursday: React to this term: Letting Go
This Is Water
letting go? After reading this prompt I kept thinking about a video I
just came across the other night. This video highlights letting go of
your own self-centeredness/importance over others and letting go of the
petty annoyances in life that drag you down in a tailspin of negativity.
Either way, I found the message(s) within to be profound and well
What do you think?
I found out the issue seemed to be that my old (and I thought dead)
antivirus became jealous I had uploaded a new antivirus program. So it
became... sentient... I will say... and reactivated itself outside of
it’s already expired date. It was fighting for dominance over my system
against Avast and it was blocking me from accessing the interwebs.
that note, however... I had to let go of my issues with missing yet
another daily posting for this challenge. It wasn’t the first, but it
will definitely be the last (for 2013 anyhow). I get really
anxiety-bound that I am missing a post, but this wasn’t so bad being it
was a bit out of my control. Eventually I was 100% okay with it, as shit
happens, and that’s okay.
Let’s move on to the next, and final, prompt:
Day 31, Friday:A vivid memory
That’s not too bad. I will even try to pull one from my childhood, which is time and again noted as a strenuous task.
Who Ya Gonna Call?
may think this is another juicy tale about a haunting, but you’d be
mistaken. This is just a brief glimpse into a vivid memory I have about
a child — around the same time frame I stole a bunch of Christmas Lights off
the neighbor’s trees and windows — I, along with my brother and friends, would play
Ghostbusters. It was pretty much like tag. One of us was a Ghostbuster and the others were
remember the Ghostbuster would carry around a steering wheel from some
broken toy and pretend to drive the car around catching up to the
ghosts. This is what I was doing, laughing and being joyous, when I
suddenly tripped and fell. I got back up to continue the chase,
but I couldn’t; my knee was in pain. I never knew if I fell on a branch
or on the toy steering wheel, but whatever it was messed my knee up.
mother’s boyfriend at the time called me over just then to help him, as
he worked on the car. He wanted me to push on the gas pedal so he could
assess the issues the car was having. I tried explaining to him that I
had hurt my knee, but he blew it off. So I got into the driver’s seat
and tried to do what he asked. Pushing on the pedal, though, caused
extreme pain and I just started crying. All the while he was yelling at
me to give it more gas and push harder. I tried...
he came around to the door — still ajar — about to yell at me, but then
he saw I was crying. I showed him my bleeding knee and he apologized
for thinking my injury was minor. Soon after, he brought me to the
just remember it looking weird, that flap of skin cut in a half moon on
my knee. I had to get stitches, and I believe that is the only time
I’ve ever had to do so. My life has been pretty much injury free. For a
long time you could see the scar, but it has since faded and is now
Another One Bites the Dust
is over (er... ending...) and another challenge down! I think I can do
with some down time now. Maybe get to that fiction I was supposed to be
doing. I have a piece I hope to finish, which was meant for the Paper
Darts fiction contest, but came up short. Starting it two hours before
the deadline was not a good game plan. I will have to remind myself of
that next time. Need to hit up some more After Armageddon too.
was a fun challenge and met even more people for which I am very
thankful for! The prompts were a little all over the place (and picture
heavy), but I managed. I wonder if the host plans to continue it next
year. I think this was their first go at hosting the challenge, which
may explain some of the randomness. Maybe not.
Thanks to everyone following along and/or participating. Congrats to you all! May our June be more relaxing! I’ve a lot of catching up to do.
did you think of the This Is Water video? Do you agree with the
content? Can you recall a vivid memory? Have you ever broken anything
(bodily) or needed stitches? Any June challenges that anyone is aware
It’s been a long while, so I thought I would give a brief look into the reason(s) behind my absence. You’ll have to forgive my potentially awkward, stilted jibber-jabber. It may take some time for me to get warmed up…
Dreams in the Shade of Ink is back with more Flash Fiction for the A to Z Challenge 2017! Last year my segments throughout April painted a puzzled tapestry of prose and I hope to provide some new, entertaining stories that you'll enjoy!
Come share in my inky dreams full of fiction, sprinkled with poetry!
The A to Z Challenge 2017 is over and it's time to reflect on how the event went! There were booster pack openings, there were storylines and mechanics to observe within the world of Magic: The Gathering!
Join me as I discuss the ups and downs of this year's Magic Mixer theme.
This year for the A to Z Challenge 2017 Meta MTG presents the Magic Mixer! What's that mean? Your guess is as good as mine... What I do know, however, is that this year's theme is obviously still all about Magic: The Gathering!
Join me as I attempt to highlight a different Magic set each day of the challenge in different ways, from pack openings to discussions about a set's storyline and/or mechanics!