Friday, March 25, 2011

JOP - Friday Linky Party - Jumping Off Places

Just 'jump right in!' (when it comes to our writing, that is!) Our linky party is continuing!! This is week 5! You can still join the fun! Write something cute, sad, inspiring, scary, or awesome on your blog! Just WRITE something! That's what this is all about! Practicing our skills! NEW: Also,introducing a new continuing post, starting tomorrow: My new column will post on Saturdays. It's called Common Writing Errors. I'm sure that if you are like me, you struggle with some English grammar. I don't have all the answers, but will promise to do my research. It ought to be fun and informative! Review of our party works: 1) First Lines provided here (for next week--Last week's post is the basis for today's links.) 2) Write a post on your blog anytime next week using the first line of your choice. It doesn't have to be long, just a few thoughts or a paragraph. Anything. Who knows, it could become a story! 3) OUR PARTY IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT! Take your time--One Week--then come back next Friday and link in with the URL of your post! (Not just your blog address, please.) 4) On Fridays we'll read each other's work and Enjoy a creative moment! If you have written something for this week, please drop down to the link portion of this post and add your name and your URL. Then everyone who visits will be able to come read your creativeness! First Lines for Next Week --Week FIVE-- 1) "How near are the horsemen right now?" 2) It was like a scene from On Golden Pond, with lunes on the pond and the serene surroundings. 3) Chatter was everywhere around me, at the next table, over the counter, and walking past my table. 4) The coupon fluttered out of her hand and landed among a sea of legs. 5) Smoke filled the room like a cloudy day. Happy CREATIVE writing! Don't forget to come back and link in on Friday!

8 comments:

Erika said...

Thank you, Linda!

TiLT said...

yippee! joined in...I think I really need to do this more - I could use the brain exercise :P writing is not my strong suit...but it's fun :)

myminimocs said...

i think i posted this in the wrong place earlier...OOOoops!

here's mine (finally - sorry for posting so late had to run out the door right after reading yours this morning) i started with line #3...

A bead of perspiration rolled from my temple down across my cheek. Out of nowhere my heart was beating fast, my palms felt sweaty and I could feel the blood rushing through my body. It was a cool day in March, the temperature was no more than 40 degrees. I tried to ignore what was happening to me as we strolled along the walkway, but I just couldn’t take it anymore. I looked up at my husband who was walking next to me and noticed he was as cool as a cucumber. I said, “does it feel warm to you honey?” Lovingly he squeezed my hand and replied “No, I’m good… hey you look a little red… you’re sweating… are you okay?” It was at that exact moment I realized it was starting, a new phase in my life. Until now I had only been told the horror stories of what lay ahead of me. I stood looking into my husband’s worried eyes as he anxiously waited for my answer. My voice cracked and my eyes welled up with tears, “I think I just had a hot flash.” He put his arms around me and chuckled sweetly, “it’s okay, it’s going to be fine. I’m just glad you’re okay.” All I could think to myself was, oh you poor innocent man. you have no idea of the hell that awaits you.

art2cee2 said...

Interesting stories again this week. Thanks Linda! :-)

Marlene said...

I just couldn't get it together to write or think of anything to write this week. I had too many other obligations going. I will enjoy reading what you all wrote when I have time to catch up.

Abby said...

Marlene-
I just love having you visit, whether you write something or not!
Myminimocs-
Wonderful piece! Thanks for participating!!!

Thanks everyone for taking part and writing creatively!

Re said...

Posted mine today... ttfn

Re said...

Hey Lady,

How are things?

Really enjoy JOP, what a great idea you had. Do you think up each choice yourself, or do you take a line from books/other sources?

Looking forward to todays choices....

Re