English #frapalymo Day 30 – Ten

The world stands before you
Enchanting stories yet to weave
Nature’s joyful growth


#frapalymo is hosted by @FrauPaulchen and is translated by Bee on her blog Just Fooling Around with Bee.  Today’s prompt is “write an acrostic with ten”.

frapalymo

Feel free to play along.  Here are Bee’s suggestions:

  1. read the translation of @FrauPaulchen’s prompt
  2.  write your English (German if you can/want to) poem on your blog and tag it with “English #frapalymo.”
  3. use the “English #frapalymo” picture if you want to
  4. set a link to the translated prompt here on Bee’s blog
  5. visit other links posted here and if you want to/can those posted with the hashtag #fapalymo on Twitter
  6. The Bee will post your link to the German #frapalymo and translate for you if you want to. Now go, create and have lots of fun!
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English #frapalymo Day 29 – Homage to Writers

Your words transport me
To another place
Another time
Foreign becomes home
In your loving care
Weaving words into
Tapestries
Of love and loss
Of heartache and joy
Once strangers
Now friends
Cling to my heart
Forevermore


#frapalymo is hosted by @FrauPaulchen and is translated by Bee on her blog Just Fooling Around with Bee.  Today’s prompt is “your words foreign places* after a tweet from five years ago by @madamemad – who is still writing beautifully and moving like always. 

frapalymo

Feel free to play along.  Here are Bee’s suggestions:

  1. read the translation of @FrauPaulchen’s prompt
  2.  write your English (German if you can/want to) poem on your blog and tag it with “English #frapalymo.”
  3. use the “English #frapalymo” picture if you want to
  4. set a link to the translated prompt here on Bee’s blog
  5. visit other links posted here and if you want to/can those posted with the hashtag #fapalymo on Twitter
  6. The Bee will post your link to the German #frapalymo and translate for you if you want to. Now go, create and have lots of fun!

English #frapalymo Day 15 – Musical Stories

Fingers dance across ivory keys
Creating melodic tones
That echo through the room
Telling heartbreaking stories
Of love and loss
Meetings and farewells
The ebb and flow of life
Continuing through the ages


#frapalymo is hosted by @FrauPaulchen and is translated by Bee on her blog Just Fooling Around with Bee.  Today’s prompt is “verse to music – haydn’s piano sonata no 31.

frapalymo

Feel free to play along.  Here are Bee’s suggestions:

  1. read the translation of @FrauPaulchen’s prompt
  2.  write your English (German if you can/want to) poem on your blog and tag it with “English #frapalymo.”
  3. use the “English #frapalymo” picture if you want to
  4. set a link to the translated prompt here on Bee’s blog
  5. visit other links posted here and if you want to/can those posted with the hashtag #fapalymo on Twitter
  6. The Bee will post your link to the German #frapalymo and translate for you if you want to. Now go, create and have lots of fun!

Flash Fiction Challenge Follow Up

As you all know, I’ve been participating in Chuck Wendig’s four part story challenge for the last month. I have to say, I have had SO much fun. It’s definitely challenged me, but I’m always amazed at how I can come up with something that actually resembles a story. Before I started writing as an actual thing last year, I was known to tell myself and others that I just wasn’t creative; that there was no way I could come up with stories.

My sister called me after reading one of my stories once and asked me where/how I came up with it. I didn’t really have an answer for her. I just thought about what would happen if… and what would I do if… and what would I say… and it sort of just happened. (That’s really basic and somewhat trite to describe story creation, but that’s all I’ve got for you)

If you click on the link above and go to the comments, you can actually find all the stories that had four parts written for them. There were some really amazing stories written. It’s crazy how one idea can go in so many different directions depending on who wrote which part. I suggest taking a look if you have some reading time on your hands.

I thought I’d follow up on the stories I had a hand in.

I’m sad to say that no one picked up my first part story, The Beach House, but I’m going to come up with something terrifying and creepy to finish that one sometime soon, and maybe as part of a challenge if I can work it in.

The second story I picked up was Love Story. There were actually quite a few different directions this one took, but there were two different finales so I’ve linked to them both, with all four parts.

Love Story #1

Love Story #2

The third story I picked up was Cold Blood. Sadly, it doesn’t look like anyone picked up the last part to that one, so it looks like we’ll never know what happened to poor Lem.

**Update** I am so excited! Someone posted the fourth part to Cold Blood this morning! This is the one I really wanted to see to the end and she did a fantastic job. I was reading it, laughing, and seriously yelling at my phone. It was like a good book all in 4,000 words. Anyway, here’s the link so you can read the end too.

Cold Blood

So, there you have it. I’m sad to see it end, but as with all good things, they do eventually come to an end.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more to come! 🙂