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Writing Prompt Wednesday


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Your prompt today is: If you could live to see an event in the future, what would that event be?

This is what came to my mind.

Projecting my thoughts to think of a future event, brought to mind seeing my great, great grandchildren’s children. Where they might live, what they enjoy, who they marry and of course what their world would look like.

Would there be flying cars, and technological and robotic advances beyond our current thinking? Would the world still be lush and green or a wasteland? Indeed will it be a happy healthy place for them to live?

I hope my journey into the future makes me happy and that my heritage lives on with love and freedom. Would that I could see future generations making a difference to their world.

Seeing children with a genetic familiarity in blue yes and dark hair. Maybe even a writer or two – now that would be a legacy to be proud of.

What future event comes to your mind? Why not share it in the comments?

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Momentous Literary Moments…


Momentous – definition: of great or far-reaching importance or consequence

The Nobel Prize for Literature is a momentous moment in any author’s life. We all endeavor to make our words worthy for our readers and future generations of readers. I am sharing some links today as I’m taking advantage of a long weekend for my NaNoWriMo challenge.

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http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2013/feb/04/english-literature-key-moments-jk-rowling

http://lorenrosson.blogspot.ca/2013/03/favorite-literary-moments.html

Please feel free to share your momentous moments…it may not be the Nobel Prize but everything is relative. Your first published book, the creation of your blog or website, a prize of some sort or acknowledge by someone you admire. These are worthy of acknowledgement.

Keep the words flowing…

Missive – A Dying Art..?


Missive – definition: a written message : letter

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Can you remember the joy of receiving a letter – a proper letter that came in the mail? The excitement of a new stamp design from another country, the feel of your finger sliding under the seal to break it open. There is something special about a real letter rather than the email we constantly use in today’s world.

We are so used to the instant gratification of communication nowadays. Years ago I wrote every other week to an overseas friend and then waited in anticipation for the reply. We got to live each others lives, in part, through these letters, albeit delayed.

Do you prefer a real birthday card to a facebook or email message? I like the mantel filled with cards myself. It brings a smile to my face. The well wishes on social media are nice, of course, but a real card shows extra care on the sender’s part.

Are we witnessing the demise of letters? Is it a skill that will die in future generations?

Do you write letters? Have you got a story to share about them?

And just for fun try this: http://hobosandhightops.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/how-to-get-more-fun-mail/

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