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Guest Blogger: Matt Blashill

I would like to introduce those of you that have not had the pleasure of reading Matt’s work, to Matt Blashil of the blog http://thematticuskingdom.wordpress.com I have been a fan of Matts writing for quite a few months now.  I’m honored that he shared this post a short story with me to share on my blog.  It is engaging, descriptive and full of suspense.  We could all learn a thing or two by reading Matts writing not to mention his awesome poetry…

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As an avid backpacker and camper, normally spending about two weeks a year “lost” in the backcountry away from the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, out of cell range, I’ve often pondered how terrifying it would be to encounter something sinister when there was no one to call for help and no shelter to speak of.  Tapping into those thoughts, I put together this short story to share here on Writings of a Mrs. It probably isn’t the scariest fiction you will this month, but hopefully some of the intensity I felt while writing it, the pressure, the unrelenting chase, will come through in the words.  If at least one of you finds yourself on the edge of your seat by the end I will consider it a job well done.  Thanks for reading!

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The wet grasses slapped at her hands, cold, stinging pain that she hardly noticed, and the muddy ground sucked at her shoes with each frantic step.  It was a struggle to stay upright.  Her knees and thighs ached from the exertion.  Her lungs burned. Continue reading

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Fridays Featured Poet

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Hi, my name is Christine Campbell and you can find me on my blog at http://cicampbellblog.wordpress.com/ or my Facebook author page: Christine Campbell, Author WriteWhereYouAre
 
Here is my poetry submission for your blog.
I have ongoing serious health problems and this poem was written on one of my more difficult days.
I wonder if it resonates with others.
Thank you for this opportunity.
The Prisoner
© Christine Campbell, 2013

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What is Art?

art is freedom, art,

“…that you were not engaged with us because of your person; because of the parody of work that you display as “art” are a taint to that which is pure and true.” – anonymous

So I received this in an email yesterday from a fellow artist that is involved in ‘supporting’ fellow poets and artists through different methods of group interactions, writing prompts, competitions etc.

Might I also mention this someone has reblogged my work multiple times and has also left kind, supportive and encouraging mentions on many of my poetry posts.  So when I read the above comment I was completely shocked.

After much thought I have decided to leave this person anonymous and coming to this conclusion was a big challenge for me.  I take leadership, image, honesty and example very seriously.  I realize it’s not about the person it’s the idea of what art is that really got me going. Continue reading

3 Little Problems of the Creative Mind

Photographers

They spend so much time looking through the lens knowing the importance of capturing a moment, the moment so that it can forever be shared with the world but yet so often missing out on living in the moment.

Writers

They can’t wait to tell their story.  When it’s time to write, it’s time, you can only wait so long before the idea passes or your muse leaves, often wishing to record moments of the past forgetting to participate in the present.

Readers

They get so engrossed in the stories and facts they read that they long for the next moment that they can escape back to their story.

So really there is one problem, often the problem of existing and living in the moment.

So live your passion but don’t forget to also live your life, in the moment!

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3 Months of Blogging: 42,000 views, 4050 followers and the ‘Tricks of the Trade’

It is officially my 3 month blogging anniversary is today!

My how time has flown by!

People have been asking me quite often how I got readers and traffic.  People want to know the ‘tricks of the trade’ so to speak.

Well, let’s begin with this.

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Week #4 info Weekly Stuff it ‘Storetry’ Challenge, for poets and writers! Come and Join Us!

So I have come up with a weekly collaboration idea!  I challenge you as writers and poets to “stuff” my opening and closing paragraphs with a written paragraph of no more than 5 sentences or a poetry verse of 6 lines that would fit as the “stuffing” of the story.

Take your time and think about it so you have a lead in and a lead out of your paragraph or verse so that I can link it all together.  I will also link each contribution to your blog so we can all showcase what we have to offer and take a peek at the submissions we love.

Keep it true to your style and flare but remember nothing over a PG rating please.  

I will also add 4 photographs into the ‘storetry’.   Please submit poems, writings and photos to writingsofamrs@outlook.com with Stuff it Poem, Stuff it paragraph or Stuff it Photo in the subject line.

Submissions must be received by 4:00pm eastern time by the Monday before the Stuff it Tuesday.  

All submissions will be used.  Look below for this weeks Stuff it.

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Time for this weeks Stuff it Tuesday Collaboration.  This one is a little more challenging!

Opening:

He awoke to the dripping sounds of the rain.  He slowly stirred and turned over to lay on his stomach and peered out the raggedy opening of the window in his hut.  It had been two weeks now that he had been staying in this filthy, wet hut.  As he stared off into the rainy sky in wonderment of the journey that had led him here.

 

 

Closing :

The mud squishing between his toes

The villagers and grass huts lined in rows

He looked back

A foreigner in a foreign land

His destruction led by his own people’s hand.

Check out the past 3 weeks here!

Week #1 Storetry https://writingsofamrs.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/a-day-at-the-beach-a-word-press-storetry-collaboration-stuff-it-tuesdays-with-the-mrs-join-in/

Week #2 Storetry https://writingsofamrs.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/stuff-it-tuesday-storetry-number-2-a-bloggers-challenge-for-poets-writers-and-photographers-join-me/

Week #3 Storetry https://writingsofamrs.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/stuff-it-tuesday-storetry-3-the-blogger-collaboration-challenge-come-join-us-poets-writers-and-artisits/

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Next Weeks Tuesday Stuff it ‘Storety’ Challenge: Opening Paragraph and closing poem. Join in! I include all submissions!

Time for this weeks Stuff it Tuesday Collaboration. Continue reading