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Welcome & "The Unwanted Gift"

First, let me express my thanks and gratitude to those of you who have recently begun to follow my humble little blogette here. I am so excited that you found something about my blog to be of interest and can only hope that I keep you entertained as the year progresses. If any of you, my lovely readers, have suggestions as to making the site run more smoothly or just writing critique in general, please let me know. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Now on with the exercise!

Exercise #49 : "The Unwanted Gift"

Make a list of 10 unwanted gifts. Then choose the one you find most intriguing, describe it, and start writing.

You know, I have been blessed thus far in my life to acquaint myself with people who think seriously about the gifts they give. As I think back on it, I can't really think of any gifts that I was really unhappy with. Nothing came from out of the blue, I've never received a re-gifted fruit cake, etc... So I guess I'm lucky in that respect. Of course, my family is a big supporter of the "give them money so they get exactly what they want" gift, but they're good thoughtful gift givers, too.

Anyways, enough of that.

Start your timers!!!

  1. fruit cake
  2. tacky Christmas sweater
  3. non-refundable gift card to Hot Topic
  4. an STD (Sorry, it popped into my head, and I simply had to say it.)
  5. tongue cleaner
  6. chia pet (ch-ch-ch-chia!)
  7. a José Canseco bat (Thanks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  8. a turkey beard (I wouldn't wish that on anyone.)
  9. hotel shampoos and / or conditioners (I mean, these are nice, but really? They were free.......... Am I being selfish here?)
  10. an 8-track player
Here's the sad part : 5 minutes up. :( I may come back and write about one of them eventually, but I'm kind of pressed for time as it is and need to pop off to work for a bit.

For more awesomely bad gifts, visit the link below. It's hilarious to see what people actually have the stones to give to others.
http://www.badgiftemporium.com/

Peace.
Stef.

P.S. I have decided to immerse myself into the world of #fridayflash. Expect an official submission this coming Friday, that is, if I don't drive myself crazy first. Wish me luck!

Comments

Laura Eno said…
Here's your official 'good luck on your #fridayflash'. You didn't know there was an official saying, did you? :)
L.H. Parker said…
I'm glad I came across this blog! I love your writing exercises--keep it up!
RKCharron said…
Hi :)
Thank you for sharing.
All the best,
@RKCharron
xoxo

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