Butterflies For Christmas #FD2017 Day 6

Butterflies for Christmas

Yesterday morning there was a full frost and my neighbor went water-skiing in a puffy winter jacket. This gold-glitter butterfly is the representative of a similar dichotomy. Butterflies are usually the symbol of Spring, renewal and Easter, but here we are at Christmas ornament.

This ornament  reminds me of deep-fried rosette cookies. My mom bought me a set of irons when I was a kid and would let me make the delicate, powdered-sugar-covered delicacies. It was a sad day when I realized they didn’t taste good and I just liked the sizzling bubbles making a 3-D shape.

#vss very short story

Dana’s left index finger traced the scars on her right forearm. She could almost feel the butterfly from her rosette cookie iron about to emerge.

Today’s Poetry Prompt and Poem

Today’s prompt is from Morgan Dragonwillow’s Wild and Juicy Writing prompts

Read. Dance. Write. Repeat. #365RDWR

Enjoy a moment of whimsy

Words to inspire your poem:

  • whimsical
  • fun
  • spontaneous
  • mischievous

 

Whimsical, Mischievous and Spontaneous

Hi, why shy wish him his
Calm caws lash ash as awls

Miss his chums vices, she chimes
Mouse house hive homes chives
Voices issue ice moves coves

Stone spots span sane tones
Notes snap no one naps
Soups on tap, use anon
Atone spent spoons upon ten

 

Editing Focus

Today, I will attempt the hardest thing: I will read through my finished draft for fun. And this time, unlike any time I have read through a draft, I will not stop until I am done. I will not think of myself while I read through the story. I will not stop to take notes. I will not get frustrated. I will read through the whole thing without judgement. That all comes after.

#FlashFicHive

Today’s challenge is to tweet  “Should the MC of my next or current flash story be an ex-con with magic powers?” to @8BallTweets. Here’s my tweet:

Ask the magic 8 ball

So I guess we know who I’ll be writing about. Let’s see if magic 8 ball can tell me what my MC is up to:

Uses his powers to help

Don’t Forget To Read!

Yesterday, I opened up some documents I have been collecting in a file called Writing. I found gems in there:

For today’s reading challenge, take a look through your writing files. What gems have you been collecting? Read some of them.

Happy Reading and Writing!

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