Category Archives: Challenge

Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet #68

Standard
Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet #68

Every Sunday, the Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday participants share 8-10-sentence snippets from their works-in-progress on their blogs for others to read and comment on. Join the fun! Click on the links to see the full lists.

Mine! Six-year-old Buddy terrorizes the playground, appropriating everyone’s toys. How can the kids teach him a lesson and get their stuff back?

droneflyer-nick-161833

In last week’s snippet, Buddy appropriated a little girl’s doll and doll carriage. We pick up a few minutes later. Will his reign of terror never end? (Creative editing of punctuation due to the 10-sentence limit; not as many run-on sentences in the actual manuscript.)

Buddy sat in the grass and watched some kids play with a Frisbee.

They flipped it into the air toward one another. Sometimes they had to leap to catch it; sometimes their dog jumped up and caught it. They laughed and shouted and ran around.

Buddy wished he could throw the Frisbee.

One of the kids tossed the Frisbee way above his sister’s head. Though she jumped and stretched her arms, the disk sailed past her and landed at Buddy’s feet. Buddy picked it up and tossed it into the doll carriage.

“Hey, that’s ours–give it back!” the girl cried.

“Mine!” yelled Buddy, and ran away, dragging the doll buggy behind him.

Yeah, I know–he’s a brat. Justice is coming. Hang in there for one more week.

I know it’s short, but what do you think of this small excerpt? Any suggestions on how I can make it better? Please comment below.

 

Can You Find the Ant?

Standard
Can You Find the Ant?

My offering for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge with the prompt small subjects:

IMG_0924

See the dark splotch in the center? The ant is below it, slightly to the left. Yeah, I know, I could have photographed it closer up, but I’m an old lady with arthritis.

Photo by ARHuelsenbeck

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Motto

Standard
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Motto

My offering for Cee’s Black & White photo challenge:

IMG_0890

A construction company truck. I felt the motto was apropos of all of us who create.

Play

Standard
Play

In response to the Black & White Sunday challenge prompt of Structure:

IMG_0912

A play structure at the local elementary school, taken through the chain-link fence. Photo  © by ARHuelsenbeck.

Alley

Standard
Alley

My offering for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge:

IMG_0885

A utility alley in my neighborhood. I liked the row of little red flags running down one side and the row of dumpsters down the other, and the trees peeking over the walls.

Wordless Wednesday: Arizona School Calendar

Standard
Wordless Wednesday: Arizona School Calendar

IMG_0899

Horsey Limerick

Standard
Horsey Limerick

In response to The Daily Post’s prompt, Willy-nilly:

There once was a spotted old filly
Who scared an equestrian silly.
When he tightened her cinch
And it started to pinch,
She bucked and ran ‘round willy-nilly.

Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet #67

Standard
Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet #67

Every Sunday, the Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday participants share 8-10-sentence snippets from their works-in-progress on their blogs for others to read and comment on. Join the fun! Click on the links to see the full lists.

Mine! Six-year-old Buddy terrorizes the playground, appropriating everyone’s toys. How can the kids teach him a lesson and get their stuff back?

droneflyer-nick-161833

We left Buddy at the water fountain last week.

Hot and panting, he took a long, cool drink, wiped his mouth with the back of his hand, and looked around.

A little girl pushed a doll buggy along a path. Every so often, she’d stop walking and adjust her doll’s blanket or feed the dolly a bottle. She smiled as she sang a lullaby.

When a patch of dandelions distracted the little girl, Buddy flung the pail and shovel, the dump truck, and the basketball into the carriage on top of the doll. Then he took off with it as fast as he could run. One of the wheels hit a rock, and the whole carriage turned over, dumping the toys.

“My baby!” the little girl cried, trying to regain her pilfered possessions.

“Mine!” screamed Buddy. He threw the doll, the ball, the truck, the pail and the shovel back into the buggy and ran down a hill with them all.

I know it’s short (10-sentence limit), but what do you think of this small excerpt? Any suggestions on how I can make it better? Please comment below.

Earth, Air, Water

Standard
Earth, Air, Water

For the Daily Post Photo Challenge prompt, elemental:

Photos  © ARHuelsenbeck

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

A Photo a Week Challenge: Vibrant

Standard
A Photo a Week Challenge: Vibrant

My offerings for this week’s challenge: flowers found in my neighborhood (I live in paradise).

IMG_0869

Purple sage

IMG_0895

Bougainvillea

IMG_0922

Lovely weeds

Photos © ARHuelsenbeck