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Daily Prompt: A Laugh A Minute


Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha

Tell us a joke! Knock-knock joke, long story with a unexpected punchline, great zinger — all jokes are welcome!

Photographers, artists, poets: show us FUNNY.

Every morning my hubby peeks his head into my office to say good morning and that he loves me and his question is always “So what are you doing? Blogging?”  So this morning I turned to him and said I need a joke for my blog.  After getting through the deer in headlights look, he realized I was serious.  Obviously neither of us have had coffee yet as his response was:  “A sandwich walks into a bar and orders a drink…the bartender responds sorry we do not serve food here.”

Then, since I did not want to disappoint readers while my coffee is brewing I went to Facebook to see what they had for me:

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My hubby’s latest contribution to Facebook is his motto for our grandchildren…

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So I am off to my coffee pot…but here are what the early morning edition of Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. Ha Ha Ha – something funny for a Friday | Geek Ergo Sum
  2. The Shortest Story I Have Ever Written | Good2begone
  3. Daily Prompt – Friday Morning Stand Up Comedy – My Dead Grandmother | Cozy Compulsions @ Midnight
  4. Ha Ha Ha: Wrong, But Funny | Mary Angelini Photography
  5. Ha ha ha – The Inflatable Boy | Geek Ergo Sum
  6. The Gravity of Things/Daily Prompt | A Good One
  7. Ha-Ha | Nanuschka’s Blog
  8. Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha – show us FUNNY. | masadiso79’s Blog
  9. The Little, Funny Moments in Life are the Greatest | Texan in Tokyo
  10. Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha « Mama Bear Musings
  11. The Greatest Magic Trick, Ever | The Jittery Goat
  12. Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha | Everyday Adventures
  13. Daily Prompt: HaHaHa, Funny Old Guy | Mindful Splatter


 Hope your Friday is filled with chuckles…
Tammye Honey


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Characters I Created


Weekly Writing Challenge: Characters

by Erica on February 11, 2013

For some of us, blogging is personal. Others are trying to educate or entertain; many more are hybrids. Yet we’re all storytellers. Creative Writing Challenges help you to push your writing boundaries, show off your blogging chops, and, hopefully, spark more post ideas.

To participate, tag your post with DPchallenge or leave a link to it in the comments. (It would also be great if you could link to this post to encourage people to take part – the more the merrier!)  Your post should be specifically written in response to this challenge. We’ll keep an eye on the tag and highlight some of our favorite posts on Freshly Pressed on Friday.


As the saying goes, no man person is an island. From your closest friend who makes you laugh uncontrollably, to your favorite aunt who’s quirkiness is only surpassed by her zany sense of humor: our lives are filled with characters. For writers, interactions with the characters in our lives often crosses over into our work, influencing a fictional character’s personality or inspiring a dialogue that’s been translated from real life to the (virtual) page.

In writing, building a realistic portrayal is hard work. Beyond giving someone a name and describing their appearance, we use our words capture the small details that define a person, whether it’s the way they furrow their brow when they’re angry or rub their hands together when they’re nervous.

This week’s writing challenge: Tell us about a character in your life. It could be your best friend, your partner, your child, or even your third grade teacher. With as much detail as possible, make this person real for us. Tell us more than what they look like or how you met. Let us know what their laugh sounds like, or that oddball quirk that makes this person so unique.

Need some ideas to get started?

  • Do a character sketch, drafting up a detailed list of their special characteristics and traits.
  • Tell us about a specific memory you have of this person that highlights their personality and the singular way they approach life.
  • Write a post from their perspective, matching your narrative voice so that it sounds just like them when we read it.

The goal is to make this character of yours as real as possible for your readers, as if we had known them all along ourselves. Each character in your life is unique, and we want to see their individuality shine through.

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When I read this challenge I remembered a video that my hubby had made of taking our dog Trina to the landfill and then home.  A typical 5 minute trip that they do all the time, but one day, he wanted to videotape it.  When they returned home, I not only made the video, I also made the dog talk.
I could only imagine that Trina sounded like Scooby Doo.
I think through my video I was able to convey a story line as well as get you to know our Trina.
Enjoy


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DP Challenge: Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap (EBook or Hard Copy?)


Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap

by Erica on February 4, 2013

Our blogs are platforms from which we share our experiences, opinions, and views with the online world. ForMind the Gap challenges, we want to hear what you think about a divisive issue. Each challenge will include a poll where you can cast your vote along with your fellow Daily Post participants. After you vote, tell us more about how you feel by expanding on the topic in a blog post. Be sure to visit other participants’ posts to get some healthy discussion going.

To participate, tag your posts with DPchallenge and leave a link to your post in the comments. Please be sure your post has been specifically written in response to this challenge; obvious attempts to link-bait will be deleted. We’ll keep an eye on the tag and highlight some of our favorites on Freshly Pressed each Friday.

This week’s Mind the GapHow do you prefer to read, with an eReader like a Kindle or Nook, or with an old school paperback in hand? Take the poll (below) and then explain your opinion by blogging about it on your site. Tag your post “DPchallenge,” so that we can be sure to find your contribution to the challenge.

Since we are asking this question I toss it to my readers and ask which do you prefer.  I do own a Kindle but also have a library of books that I do enjoy just sitting down and reading.
Guess I am on the fence with this one as it depends what mood I am in…
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I received mine as a birthday present from my youngest daughter.  It has been used quite a lot by both my hubby and myself.
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We use the Kindle when we go for a long day to doctor appointments.  That has all of my hubby’s classic books that I got from Amazon for free.  Great amusement for him for the day and not a ton of heavy books to carry around. Will I upgrade?  That is a good question.
Take The Poll and Let me know what you think..
Please Be sure to place your vote…thank you
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