Hump Day Kick Start – Sold Edition

May 4, 2016

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

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I’ve been on my deathbed for more than a week. Ok, not really. But I have been very sick since last Hump Day. So today’s prompt seemed appropriate.

Was this person sold before or after they died? Who is doing the selling? Who is the buyer? And for what purpose? Science? Nefarious world/species domination? Just what kind of auction was it, anyway? Get those creative juices flowing.

Tell me a tale or caption the pic. I’ll just be over here hacking up a lung.

 


Link Of The Week- A Place For Creatives

May 3, 2016

This is a place for creatives! They will send you free images you can use every week, send out writing prompts, or be an inspiration to other photographers. Get your muse on and check this place out!

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http://deathtothestockphoto.com/about/


Friday Fun Facts-Travel Tips

April 29, 2016

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I’m on my way to some pretty exotic places and I wanted to share a few travel tidbits with you. Did you know:th44D17AUO

  1. The OK sign made in the States by making an ‘O’ with your thumb and your middle finger doesn’t mean that elsewhere. In Turkey, Brazil, and Germany it’s an obscene gesture. In the Middle East, it’s considered a threatening taunt.
  2. In Australia, it’s great and expected to ride in the front seat of a taxi.
  3. Do NOT add salt and pepper to your food in Switzerland- you’ve just insulted the chef and is considered rude!th4UTMJNV1
  4. In Tibet, if you stick your tongue out at someone, it is considered a greeting.
  5. Talk about confusing the rest of the world- in Albania, nodding your head means no, and shaking your head means yes. ACK!
  6. On many airlines, the pilots will eat different meals so if something is bad, only one pilot will get sick.
  7. Dying is illegal in the House of Parliament.Coffin
  8. In 1930, flight attendants had to weigh less than 115 pounds.
  9. The shortest flight you can buy a ticket for is a 2 minute ride in Scotland.
  10. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where there are no rivers.saudi-arabia-map
  11. In 1987, American Airlines removed 1 olive from their first class salads and save $40,000.

Hump Day Kick Start – Caught Edition

April 27, 2016

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

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Uh-oh. Today’s prompt is serious business.

What’s going on? Is she a supervillain that has finally been caught? Could she be an informant for an international intelligence agency? Has she been wrongly accused of a high-profile crime? If so, what was the crime? Has she set herself up as bait in hopes to get on the inside of a dirty regime that has overtaken the city, reunite with her lover, and take out the organization’s leader? Maybe she being arrested for being a member of the Kardashian cult.

You tell me. Tell a tale or caption the pic.


Link of the Week – Power Thesaurus

April 26, 2016

Can’t find the right word? Do I have a site for you.CC - RF - Thesaurus

Power Thesaurus is a super easy word finder with an endless supply of synonyms and antonyms. It even has filters based on action, sounds, topics, and parts of speech.

Power Thesaurus is a fast, convenient and comprehensive online thesaurus.

It’s crowdsourced, meaning it has been built by a community of writers for writers.

Check it out! You might just bookmark the site.


Hump Day Kick Start – The Talk Edition

April 20, 2016

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

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Doing today’s prompt a little different this Hump Day.

Who wrote this and what is it they need to talk about? This could go in any direction. Is a relationship about to end? Did a roommate put a dent in the car? What if this was a message from a stalker? Could this be a note from the meter maid? Go. Run with it. Tell a tale of what you think this is about.

 


Friday Fun Facts- Ghost Ships

April 15, 2016

What makes a ghost ship? There are those that appear with no crew and every piece of identification stripped from their being. Then, there are the ones that show up looking as if the crew abandoned her mid meal. All belongings and cargo accounted for- just no men. What happened? Where did these ships sail to before they met their mysterious end?

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  1. 2012.( That surprised you, I bet.) It’s not all ancient stories. A luxury vessel drifted into Ft. Lauderdale. Running lights still on, the engine purring, but no captain. In fact, his wallet and cell phone were still by the wheel. Authorities looked for any crew for weeks. No bodies, no wreckage, no ransom notes, nothing.
  2. 1813. A schooner was destroyed in Nova Scotia by one of its crew mates, killing everyone. The ghost ship appeared for the next two years, witnessed by many, and exploded into a fiery ball at the same spot where the schooner vanished. Now ships who frequent the area say a ship shows up to ram them on foggy days, but disappears as it hits.
  3. 2007. A boat named the Lunatic (What could possibly go wrong with that moniker?), captained by a 70 year old man, set sail for an around-the-world trip. He spoke frequently on short wave radio but made his last contact in January. 1 month later, his ship shows up off the coast of Australia looking ragged and mossy with no one on board. 3 months later, it was spotted by a world class Scientific vessel floating in the middle of the sea- forever wandering without its captain.hqdefault
  4. 2007. (Popular year) Another luxury boat that had 3 grown men on board came into harbor in Australia. The engines were running, all lights were on, radio was working, and the table was set for dinner with wine poured in the glasses. All personal effects were undisturbed. So…what could make 3 men disappear without a trace in beautiful, calm weather? The mystery has never been solved.
  5.  1947. A dutch ship was discovered off the coast of Indonesia with her entire crew dead on board. No signs of violence or any kind of wounds were found on the bodies. However, they all died with their arms outstretched as if pointing to something and their faces were contorted in horror. While authorities began their investigation, a mysterious fire broke out in the hold and consumed the whole ship. A morse code message was found stating the captain and all members of the crew were dead. Then a second one showed “I die” was all it said. Since no one ever claimed the ship, it was sunk. Whoa.
  6.  1921. The Bermuda Triangle. (Everybody’s favorite mystery) The ship set sail from Rio and there were problems from the get go. The crew thought the captain didn’t know what he was doing, but he calmed them down. So why did the boat show up off the coast of Cape Hatteras 3 days later with the crew gone, mid meal, and no trace of what happened? There have never been any clues.
  7.  1748. (This story if great for romance writers!) This schooner was purposely wrecked off the coast of England when the first mate was insanely jealous of the captain marrying a beautiful young woman. They were travelling to Portugal for their honeymoon when he took over the ship and rammed it into rocks. 50 years later, a sighting of the boat was made in the same spot where it crashed. 50 years after that, lifeboats were set out when it was spotted again. It faithfully showed up every 50 years until 1998 when it didn’t appear and has never come again.skeleton_pirate_with_ghost_ship

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