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Writing 101, Day Nine: Changing Moccasins — Point of View


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Changing Moccasins — Point of View

Write the scene from three different points of view.

There once was a Woodshop owner whose life had gone astray for many years.  His woodshop layed dormant and gathered many a cobweb while the two gnome guards stood out front and weathered the storms and the Wicked and Brutal Tennessee Mother Winter.  They would see the Woodshop owner from time to time pass by without a single glance their way.  Tears began to fall from their eyes causing them to fade in color over the many years.

Then one day in the Early Summer of 2014, something changed in the Woodshop owner.  He was suddenly walking straight toward them with a smile upon his face.  Day after day, into the long hours of the night he began to work in the shoppe cleaning and sorting.  Tossing out and putting items into big white sacks.   Oh how the guards shivered in fear as they anticipated the worst as the Woodshop owner approached with the big broom.  He simply moaned and swept as he placed them back in their places after he had given them a clean place to stand.  They were encouraged by this new change.  Hoping that they were able to stay.

They watched nervously as one day the Woodshop owner and his wife came outdoors with two new gnomes that were fresh in paint and very sharply dressed.  They both felt their hearts sink as they viewed the smiles on the two owners faces as they rounded the corner of the main house.  Oh, they were not walking toward them at all but to the front portion of the main building where the other gnomes had their posts.  Who was having to leave?  Would they all be allowed to stay among the plants out there?

Several days past with more and more of the white sacks being loaded out.  The Woodshop owner’s wife began to stop often to visit, commenting each time on how nice things were beginning to look to the Woodshop owner’s new beginning to a new life.

During one of the visits, the Woodshop owner’s wife stopped and nealt down to get a closer look at the two of us standing guard on the porch.  She simply smiled and continued on to speak with her husband.  The following day after leaving they returned and the wife strolled out to the workshop and stopped at the porch area where the two gnomes were guarding.  She smiled as she picked up the two and tucked them gently into her arms.  The Woodshop owner noticed her and asked where she was heading with his gnomes with a heavy concern in his voice.  She softly replied for him not to fret that she would be kind and show lots of love and compassion.  She told him that she was not going far away and that they would not be gone long.

She had prepared a work area all lined with a soft surface as she gingerly sat each gnome down to look at each other.  She simply said poor babies and disappeared into another room.  She sat at the work area for several hours taking a break to allow them to dry in between, rotating between each and snapping photographs to document their transformation.

The Woodshop owner kept coming in to refill his coffee often, and would peek over trying not to let her notice.  She would smile and ask him if he wanted to see the progress and he would come running over to comment on each one with a big smile.  The two gnomes suddenly felt quite important and quite loved.  Within two days every detail was touched up and refreshed and the pair were returned to their prior posts on the porch of the Woodshop to stand guard.  They both suddenly felt very important.

The Woodshop owner came out to view their new positions on the porch and was smiling.  He kissed his wife.  Then he returned back in to the Woodshop, feeling content.

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That was the story of the Guard gnomes, the Woodshop owner and his wife.


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Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat…Is Your Light On?


Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat

by michelle w. on October 31, 2013

If bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting “treats,” what would your blog hand out?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us TREAT.  

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Will your light be on for the trick or treater’s who pass by your house this year?

Will you be like a few of my friends who turn all of their lights off and pretend like they are not home so that they do not have to open their door?

I have often asked those friends why they hide in their homes and do this, as they give to a lot of various charities so I know it is not about the money.

Their answers are all about the same… “I just do not like this season”.

It seems that there must be an easier way to handle the situation than become a prisioner in your home and reading by a flashlight so that no one will know if you are home or not.

I also have several friends who are on the other end of the spectrum and plan for an entire year for this day.  They have an elaborate yard with special effects that are not too spooky for the little ones.  They are also the friends who decorate for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as several other Holidays…

Since we live way out in the country, we have only had one year where we had two children who stopped and visited our home.  They were really happy that they did too…

We took all kinds of pictures, gave them a ton of candy and really made a big deal about their costumes and how great they looked.  Sadly they moved.

If you are visiting my blog then I will give you a treat…

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Stay safe this Halloween and please keep your animals inside where they will be safe…

Check the childrens candy as there are some sick people out there or just go where you know the people…

Check to see what is going on in your area that is inside and safe… a lot of malls are putting on functions as well as fire stations and Churches.

If using candles in your pumpkins please watch where you place them and be sure that if they get knocked over that a huge fire will not be started.

Tammye Honey

 


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable


Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

 
Share a picture of a COMPANION and explain why you chose that picture.
 
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I do not have a large office, and only have a queen size bed.  
This is who I share my every moments with when I am home.  
I was gone yesterday for a Vendor show.
We had a storm last night.
Another storm is due shortly. 
If I shift into the bedroom they will both follow.
 
 


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Central New York State Under Water


Our Prayers go out to the families in Central NY who are battling with the flooding conditions as we speak.
With heavy downpours still in the forecast there is no relief in site.
Thanks to friends back in New York via Facebook, here are current pictures to show what is happening.

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Businesses
6/28/2013
Return to index… Clinton Early Learning Ctr.
Closed
Mohawk Limited-Chadwicks
All employees report at 10am
REDCO Foods- Little Falls
Closed: 1st, 2nd Shift Do Not Report

General Cancellations
6/28/2013
Return to index… City of Little Falls
NYS Rte 5 from Gun Club to City Line
Commercial Drive
Closed from Henderson to Rte 69
NYS Route 28
Bridge in Middleville Closed
Slocum Dickson Medical Group
ILION Location Closed
Working Solutions Career Center
Herkimer Office Closed

The list is starting to grow of the closings in the area….

Stay tuned to http://www.wktv.com/ for more closings

Remember that there is a boil water alert for the entire area.
Keep fridge and freezers closed.  Turn off any large appliances that are not in use while power is off …
You will have a power surge when power comes back on.
With our forecast of rain here in Tennessee it is a sign of more rain heading their way in next few days.

Prayers to all …stay safe and please contact loved ones…

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Citizen of Today


Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen

Do you belong in this day and age?
Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century?
If you do, explain why —
and if you don’t,
when in human history would you rather be?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us MODERN.

Let’s get real here for a second… there is not an era that has gone by that has not had it’s trials and tribulations.
With that being said, living for today and making a difference in todays society might just have an impact on tomorrow.

  • Being kind to a stranger (even a smile or kind word)
  • Being a foster parent to stray animals
  • Being a helping hand in your community
  • Teaching a class for just the cost of supplies in your community
  • Having a get to know you party in your neighborhood

Our neighbors got to know us when we went around with cameras and video equiptment and loved the video we made…

It did not cost us anything and did not hurt the environment at all…gave a smile to 28,135 people so far…

It was a way for me to get to know my neighbors and they got to know me as the lady from NY with the camera lol…

What have you done in this century to make an impact?

Would love to hear…

Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen – show us MODERN. | masadiso79’s Blog
  2. Daily Prompt: Modern | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  3. 21st Century Citizen | Geek Ergo Sum
  4. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen « Mama Bear Musings
  5. Abandoned, but for the sun and moon above |
  6. 21st Century Cat lives
  7. Catherine B.’s Blog | 21st Century Woman | Daily Prompt | Modern
  8. Product of my environment | Musings of a Suburban Creampuff
  9. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen / Modern | Postcards from
  10. RUSSIA’S REWIND | Standing Ovation, Seated
  11. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen | Under the Monkey Tree
  12. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen | brent’s iPhone 4S & japan
  13. I Could Be King And Drive a ‘49 Packard | The Jittery Goat
  14. Back When I Was Young: Movie theatres were BYOF | DCMontreal
  15. 1984… | thoughtsofrkh
  16. What is Modern to You May Not Be Modern to Me [Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen] | unknowinglee
  17. Born in the wrong decade | chaotic keyboard
  18. Imagination fodder | I Didn’t Just Wake Up This Morning with a Craving
  19. 21st Century | thelissachronicles
  20. 21st Century Citizen: Uncomfortable Me | Khana’s Web
  21. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen | Faraziyya
  22. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen | iChristian
  23. Lydablogger | Being Modern – I Belong
  24. Lydablogger | Being Socially Modern
  25. “Can I borrow a cup of cornmeal..” | Relax…
  26. Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen | The Educated Illiterates
  27. Modern Moonlight | clarior e tenebris
  28. Daily Prompt: architecture of the now | r | one studio architecture
  29. Modern Woman: Daily Prompt | BLUE BEAD PUBLICATIONS
  30. The Feast half over | A Teacher’s Blog
  31. I don`t belong in the 21st Century | Joakim Knudsen Photography
  32. Life: Past, Present, Future | meanderedwanderings
  33. 21st Century Citizen | Strings of Life
  34. I’m where I’m meant to be | Random Encounters of an Inquisitive Mind
  35. How My Phone Is Changing Me | Self-Help for Creatively Deprived
  36. This is my age | Vivir, que no es poco
 Have you helped in your community during a time of need?
Here is another video we made for our community to prove to insurance companies that it was real in our area
Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Tunes For The Rain


Daily Prompt: Singin’ in the Rain

Safe inside, toasty warm, while water pitter-patters on the roof… describe your perfect, rainy afternoon.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us RAIN.

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Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers thought on the topic:

  1. 50 Words: Rain II | Scant Words
  2. Watching weather raindrops | Now Have At It!
  3. Summer Wars | Daily Prompt: Singin’ in the Rain | likereadingontrains
  4. Just Another Day in WA | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  5. No suit attired rain dancing for me, thank you. | thoughtsofrkh
  6. Daily Prompt: Singin’ in the Rain « Mama Bear Musings
  7. Rain over me… | mcpw
  8. Perfect… | jaycee68
  9. A very hot day indeed | 2 times pink
  10. Insulated from the Rain | Practical Business
  11. Forever Rain (short fiction) | The Jittery Goat
  12. Daily Prompt: Singin’ in the Rain | Edge of the Forest
  13. Daily Prompt: Rain | Postcards from
  14. Catherine B.’s Blog | Music and Movies | Daily Prompt: Singin’ in the rain
  15. Singin’ in the Rain: | Khana’s Web
  16. Daily Prompt: With You Here | The Bluebird of Happiness 幸福
  17. WordPress Daily Prompt | D. James Fortescue
  18. Twofer | Yea, verily
  19. Daily Post: Singin’ in the rain. | Nomad Scribbles
  20. Rain, rain, go away! |
  21. Raining | Tony’s Texts
  22. Morning Rain | Spunky Wayfarer
  23. Dancing in the rain | Nanuschka’s Blog
  24. Daily Prompt: Singin’ in the Rain | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  25. Daily Prompt: Rain | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  26. Daily Prompt: My Perfect Rainy Afternoon (yeah, right) | Iam Who Iam
  27. A Rainy Moment | Virginia Views
  28. Singing in the Rain… | The Rider
  29. Daily Prompt: Leaves, Raindrops, Friends | inkblots & blood clots
 Hope the rain clears in your area and life is good…
Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Weaving A Story


Daily Prompt: Weaving the Threads

Draft a post with three parts, each unrelated to the another, but create a common thread between them by including the same item — an object, a symbol, a place — in each part.

Photographers, show us SHARING.

My three threads are:

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ruby slippers

Now to translate my pictures…

There is a storm coming in over Kansas that will reach us today.  This simply translates that my big dog Trina will spend the duration of the storm under that blanket that used to be mine.

A friend of mine told me that there are coats that you can purchase to put on the dogs to calm them.  The blanket works well, as long as it smells like Snuggle Fabric Softener.

We are settling in and getting ready for the storm.  The only rule is no bones in the bed.  She loves to try and sneak her milk bones in so they are safe too.

Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers had to Weave this morning:

  1. invisible | charlottesville winter
  2. Sharing A Boat | Je ne sais quoi
  3. Weaving the threads | Taking time, making time
  4. Weaving | Hope* the happy hugger
  5. Cagsawa, Clouds, and Sandals | Daily Prompt: Weaving the Threads | likereadingontrains
  6. Daily Prompt: Sharing | بيسان
  7. Three-in-one Story (Flash-fiction style) | Things To Rave About
  8. Vantage Point | TheLifeandTimesofaMom
  9. Let’s build an arch, shall we? | With a Side of Serendipity…
  10. Daily Prompt: Weaving The Threads | Threads of Fate | The Writing Righter
  11. The Charmed Life Of ‘Doctor’ Scroggins (short fiction) | The Jittery Goat
  12. In which the dog amuses herself… |
  13. A common thread – flash fiction | Nanuschka’s Blog
  14. Daily Prompt: Weaving the Threads | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  15. “Star of the day, who will it be…” | Relax…

Since We finally heard from Su Ho Woo late last night, I will do an A-Z Challenge Road Trip and update you on his progress.

Tammye Honey