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Showing posts from October, 2010

I'm ALIVE!!!

I am so sorry for going MIA for a little while there... Life hit me pretty hard, and I had a difficult time getting on top of it, and, as should happen in such cases, something had to give. So 52 Weeks of Wordage had to go on hiatus for a bit. But I'm quasi-back! Yay!!! Here's the plan: Make It Up Monday will still happen, but it will be every other week, starting this coming Monday. I'm going to make an attempt at posting every other day depending on my work load at both school and work, but it may not be quite every other day. We shall see. Weekends will be my main posting time. Saturdays and Sundays galore of posting! Once school is out for Winter Break, normal posting will resume, and I'll maintain that until life gets too hectic in the Spring semester. After that, I'll be FREE from the confines of school and will be able to post with wild abandon!! Glory, glory hallelujah! At any rate, it's 3am, and I have school in the morning. Must sleep.

Exercise #180 : After the Flood

This is exercise in generating specific detail (think "show don't tell"). Without using the word flood, show that there has been a flood.  Tip: try to come up with detail that appeals to all the senses, including smell, taste, touch, and sound. LP Field in Nashville, TN when the flooding came through earlier this year.  1,2,3, GO! Attempt #1: Scrapped after 2.5 minutes... hehe The damage was unbelievable. My neighborhood, once a thriving suburban area, had been reduced to empty homes, rotting walls, and ruined lawns. The waters had completely engulfed my street which was at the bottom of the hill and lay there stagnantly for the next two days, and it wasn't until the next week that anyone was able to get back to their homes to survey the total loss. My house was one of the better-looking ones. Most of it was simply mold growing on the walls and insulation and ruined flooring, but it was all fixable. Others weren't so lucky with their ceilings caving in a