Today's Prompt ~ Invisibility Imagine that you can become invisible whenever you want. What are some of the things you would do with your super power? You know all those occasions when you wish you could be a fly on the wall? Being invisible would be even better because I really hate flies. Or when you see someone you really don't want to talk to . . . Invisibility would be a great Hallowe'en costume. It would be an amazing power to have on April Fool's Day. I think I could have a serious amount of fun with this super power.
Write about a moment when you were proud of yourself.
I can't think of a specific moment right now when I felt proud of myself. I generally feel good about myself most days and I don't try to behave with false modesty. I try to have a positive attitude and accomplish something each day. And when I do accomplish something, especially if it is difficult, then I guess that makes me proud. Aha . . . resetting fuses . . . that's a good example. Not much of an accomplishment to other people . . . but I am terrified of electricity and lightening so it is a big accomplishment for me.
I went to the library in person to order Beverley McLachlin's Full Disclosure and make sure I received the right one. It was sitting on the shelf so I grabbed it and ran . . . It was an excellent read, enjoyed by all . . . which was nice . . . except that it made for a boring conversation at book club. There was wine though.
The very first book we chose to read in our newly formed book club was Full Disclosure by Beverley McLachlin. We chose to use the Book Club Kits available at our local library. Sadly, it was not available at the time so I had to order in our second choice from the St. Thomas Public Library. I kept watch and one day found it was back in the library and available so I ordered it. The day of our next book club meeting I ran into the library, picked up our club kit, attended the local writers guild meeting, and then headed to the book club meeting. We discussed The Breadwinner and then I collected that book. I opened the Club Kit and realized I had the wrong book. This is what I pulled out of the book bag. We decided that since we had all agreed to try many different types and genres of books, that we would read this book. At our next meeting we had a very interesting discussion about the book. Surprisingly a few people had nice things to say. On the positive, it was suggested that, although we might not agree with Daniels decisions, she could be admired for owning those decisions. On the other hand her self-praise, especially regarding her writing skills, were not so well enjoyed. The biggest flaw was that she wrote with an assumption that the reader would know her back story. Some of us have never bothered to follow her story at all. So final decision . . . it isn't a horrible book.
Today's Writing Prompt: Melting Away You're a snowman and the weather has turned warm and sunny. Describe what it feels like to melt away, little by little. Frankly I have no idea what it would feel like to be a snowperson since my inner thermostat is broken and I am boiling hot all the time. You may think this is a nice thing especially in winter. But it really is not. People frown on you stripping down to your undergarments in the middle of the grocery store. People come in my house and comment on how cold it is. I have afghans on the backs of every chair and couch in my living room in answer to those comments. My husband runs around shutting windows and doors and making me insane because then I have to get up and open them again, which makes him insane. So really I have no concept of what a snowperson feels.
Today's Writing Prompt: Airplanes Write about an experience - unusual, interesting, or just a fond memory - that you had on an airplane.
For our 10th Wedding Anniversary, Hal and I took our very first plane ride to San Diego, California to attend a REACT Convention. I was sharing the story of our flight with some other convention-goers and they encouraged me to write it out for the convention newsletter.