Tuesday, 19 July 2011

A story a day helps you work, rest and play!

Bloggie friends!! I have been a little barren in the writing of stories department when the lovely fairyhedghog introduced me to this amazing competition held by the Clarity of Night blog!

The criteria is to write a 250 word max story inspired by this pic:



My story is here.

Fairyhedgehog's wonderful story is here.

Please do get inspired and join too!!

I know mine will never win (cos it's rubbish!) but it's my first story in like 6 weeks and what is a story without readers?? Hint, hint! LOL!

Charlie says: I take shelter from the rain.


This week is so going to be a little miserable weather-wise - rain, grey, dull, rain! But I still wear my sandals and make do with very wet feet and oh so lovely pedicured nails! LOL!

43 comments:

Summer Ross said...

I enjoyed the story- I think you did a great Job! You have some fabulous description that brings the reader into the story. Thank you for sharing.

ABBY said...

Hello Charlie!
WE read your Mom's story and we could see where there was a lot of depth to it and so much more to be told!
Good story.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

"Rubbish???" OMG I just read your story and it is simply magnificent!!

I am in awe of the story you created around that photo. Your imagery and writing is superb!

I'll trade weather...we are going to be in the mid to upper 90s all week like much of America. We are all broiling!!
((((hugs)))) to you and Charlie! Enjoy that pedicure!

Cheri said...

We liked the story - the first comment was a little overly critical. Mom sucked her thumb for way longer than 3 years so the kid could be older.

Cats of wildcat woods

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It was great, Kitty! Keep Charlie dry.

Shawn said...

I loved your story! Keep going with your writing..you have a gift!
BTW, stop by...Tag Your It!

Medeia Sharif said...

I enjoyed your entry. :) Very intriguing. I wonder what the mother did to get a trip to paradise.

The weather where I am is also gray and wet. I'll have to suffer wet toes for a while.

JC said...

We've had the worst July that I can remember. Rained most of last week. Fog this morning but right now it's in the 70's. Meredith and Ashton are on the deck enjoying the warmth. (it's a no escape kind of deck) Supposed to pour on Thursday.

I'll check out your writing blog info thingy.

Mr Puddy said...

As long as you are not getting wet !
It's all cool, Mr. Charlie ( You know what I mean " No Soaking, Soaking ! )
xoxo

Clarissa Draper said...

What a cool contest. I'll check it out along with your story.

m.q said...

i hope u will win :)
and hii Charlie...

BoBo Salem and his catlings

Jenna Blake Morris said...

I love the idea of framing a short story around a picture! I imagine it'd help you find inspiration in all sorts of random pictures.

It's been over 100 degrees in my state for days -- I'd swap forecasts with you in a heartbeat!

D.J. Kirkby said...

That is an amazing photo and the story photo isn't so bad either! You see what I did there Charlie? Going to read the stories now. x

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Good luck with your story! What a great picture to work with. Charlie is looking as adorable as ever. But poor thing needs to get out of the rain! :P

penandpaints said...

I've been to read your story, it's amazing! Good luck to you xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

I think you need to continue that, too, as one of the comments stated. Very powerful, certainly begs to be expanded, IMO. :-)

I read Fairyhedgehog's too, and it left me gasping, "Oh!" at the end. Great reminder to be very, very careful what you wish for--and to be very specific when making that wish. As I've learned to my utter regret in my own life.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie we know this weather is the pits - we go outside and it rains, mum complains she's cold and this is summer!! Mum says she has both read Jenn's story and also Fairyhedgehogs story - she enjoyed them both but we prefered your handsome furry face!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Jen Daiker said...

I love Charlie he's so cute!!! As for the rain we're hoping that Houston gets a little. The drought has been daunting!

Marg said...

WE went and read your story and liked it a lot. You did such a good job making a story out of that hand. I don't think I could do that. That was very good. Hurry up Charlie and get out of that rain. Take care and have a great day.

Brian said...

I think your story was great! Hey, that and is reaching for food for our bowls!

fairyhedgehog said...

I thought your story was great!

Oh, and thanks for the links!

Jayne said...

Thanks for sending me over that way, Old Kitty! Have been to comment on yours and Fairy Headgehog's stories. :)

And how good are you to find some writing inspiration again. I need to find some as well - it's there, under the surface, just waiting for me... *searches*

Esme said...

where did your sun go? Good job with the writing.

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, you wrote a great little story! It's a good image. Makes me wish I had time for short stories, but my editing seems to have taken over my life...

Katnip Lounge said...

I liked the story! A LOT.

Brigid said...

Thanks, I loved yours, I entered one too, such fun!

Ginger Jasper said...

lease dont put yourself down because its great and I waanted more.. Keep it up.. Hugs GJ xx

Jenny Woolf said...

Nice to see you again via my new blog! and glad to see Charlie is still well and happy. And a pity you're as wet as I am in this delightful weather we're having. :)

notesfromnadir said...

I like your story & get the feeling of being aboard a boat & how you don't want to get seasick.

Looks like Charlie's not going to be hanging around out in the rain too long?

Four Dinners said...

You're here too?

Love n purrs

4D x

Claudia Del Balso said...

Hi Jennifer,
I left you a comment under your wonderful short story but I don't see it :(
I wonder if I wrote it under someone else's (sigh!)
Anyway, keep up the good work. Lovely story.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I really enjoyed reading your story and wanted more! It could be developed into a book. Wonderfully done, Jen. You really do have talent.

KarenMcG said...

Charlie, you have a very talented "mom Kitty". And you look so nonchalant in the rain.

Jamie Burch said...

Your story is fantastic! Thank you for sharing the link. But now I want to read more. :)

Life 101 said...

I've never tried one of the contests. Maybe this is the one.

Au and Target said...

Charlie, we love your relaxed look.

Pk Hrezo said...

I really liked your story! I hope you win. What a great pic to write about too! :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Charlies says, "I now give you permission to spoil me inside." And that thing in the distance od the picture looks very much like a wormhole.

Repositório said...

Charlie! Kisses on the cute nose!

Simon Kewin said...

I loved your story - it most certainly ain't rubbish! I've left a comment over there, too.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Your story is interesting, not rubbish. Leaves the reader hoping they'll make it to safety.

Ellie Garratt said...

Me liked very much! Very much indeed! Yay for you!

Ellie Garratt

Patsy said...

I really liked your story, Kitty.