Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #21

November 15, 2017

Writing prompts to kick-start your muse.

Ooh. Today’s prompt conjures up all sorts of questions. Kinda gets me in the mood to read a Stephen King novel.

So what’s going on? Who is our guy? Has there been a global internet attack, thrusting the western world into utter chaos? Does he have the special knowledge or capabilities to end the attack? Is there an escaped killer loose with the one goal of destroying the man who put him in a psychiatric ward? Could there be a galactic attack and aliens have tracked specific genetic markers to him, the only descendant left to overthrow a tyrannical ruler in another solar system?

Share your ideas and/or post your creations, even if it’s just a line or two. I’d love to hear them.

Link of the Week – Being Followed? What to do.

November 14, 2017

Here is another gem from the Art of Manliness. What to Do If You’re Being Followed. Not only is this great tactical information for everyone, it’s excellent research for writers. This blog post helps you identify if you are being tailed, the reasons for someone to follow you, how to lose someone on foot and by car, and how to make yourself less followable. You’re welcome.

Hump Day Kick Start – Lunch Lady Edition

November 8, 2017

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

Something for the gentlemen out there. Can’t say that I’m not envious of her legs and shoes.

Tell me about today’s prompt. Who is she and what is she doing? Is she an international spy waiting for a drop? Maybe she’s an assassin carefully strategizing when to make her kill, pondering how it’s a pity her mark is so handsome. Could she be wealthy heiress about to be kidnapped? A black widow who has spied her next victim? Has she been stood up by her lunch date? I mean, clearly she doesn’t intend to eat all that food.

What’s your take? Tell me a tale or caption the pic. I’d love to hear from you.

Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #20

November 1, 2017

Writing prompts to kick-start your muse.

Intriguing! Who is this girl that she is so precious to have her entire world literally revolving around her? Does she hold the secret to life? Could she be a genetic miracle? Is she unknowingly the one person that could overthrow evil…or, maybe, destroy all that is good? Will she discover something that will alter humanity and friends and enemies alike have traveled back in time either protect or change the future?

Share your ideas and/or post your creations, even if it’s just a line or two. I’d love to hear them.

Happy Halloween

October 31, 2017

MuseTracks wishes you a safe, fun, spooky Halloween!

Friday Fun Facts- Strange Deaths of “Freaks”

October 27, 2017

I’ve always heard about freak shows but have never been to one. I actually don’t think I’d want to go because they seem a little sad to me. I could be way off base. IDKfreak-show-tillie

Not only were these people called freaks when they were alive, but freaky things happened to them in death. Read and see-

  1. Edouard Beaupre was a giant at 8’3″. He died at 23 of a pulmonary hemorrhage. His cause of death wasn’t unusual given his size. The circus, where he performed, had his body taken to a mortuary to be embalmed, but balked at the high price of shipping his body home.  16361                                                                                                             He convinced the family to let him be buried in St. Louis where they were for The Louisiana Purchase Exposition. (The family didn’t go to the funeral.) Instead of paying the mortuary, the guy skipped town and left Edouard to fate. They put his body in a storefront window for a while, but it caused too much traffic. His body was sold 2 more times! It went to a museum and then a circus where he was stored in a barn after the circus went bankrupt. A doctor then bought him, mummified him, and put him on display for 85 years.                                                                              Finally, a nephew in 1975 petitioned the university to get his uncle back. It wasn’t until July 7, 1990 that he was cremated and buried with dignity.
  2. Chang and Eng were “Siamese” twins born in Thailand (Siam). A Scottish merchant saw them while there and was amazed at how fast they could swim and move being conjoined. He paid a large amount of money to the family for adoption. He immediately put them in on the sideshow circuit. They did very well! Eventually, they settled in North Carolina, made a lot of money in business, married sisters, and fathered 21 children.  ch&e-wives                                                                                                                   The Civil War stripped them of  a lot of their wealth and Chang drank heavily. They did not share a circulatory system so Eng did not have the same drinking issues. But on Jan. 17, 1874, Eng woke up to find his brother dead from a cerebral blood clot. Terrified, he called doctors to do an emergency separation, but it was too late. He died 3 hours later. Some think it was mainly due to the shock of losing his brother.
  3. Grady Stiles was an evil, mean man and got more so the more he drank. He also had fingers that looked more like lobster claws and his feet and legs were also deformed. Even so, he had a good career at the shows, married and had a daughter. On the eve of his daughter’s wedding, he and the groom to be were at a party. Grady was drinking and he murdered the fellow in cold blood. He was found guilty but Grady played on the courts using his disability. Instead of life or an execution, he got 15 years on parole.    lobster-boy-1024x669                                                                                                             He never showed remorse and bragged about how he got away with murder. The abuse of those around him got so bad, his wife paid $1500 to another performer to assassinate him! He took 3 bullets to the head while watching TV.
  4. Betty Lou Williams was born in Georgia 1932. She was the youngest of 12 children, but the only one born with 4 legs and an extra arm. The parasitic twin’s head was lodged inside her torso. Her parents put her on the circuit by the time she was 2. she made a lot of money and managed to put all of her siblings through college and bought her parents a house. She, obviously, was very generous!  ischiopagus-4-betty-lou-williams                                     Betty Lou was also a beauty and never had problems dating despite her deformity. She fell madly, passionately in love with a man and they were engaged to be married. Unfortunately, she found out that he did not really love her, he liked her for her ability to bring in a ton of money. The revelation triggered a massive asthma attack which she died from, but her family insists she died from a broken heart.                                                                                                                                                   TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK…………95dbd479e3fc7cbeb560995801947436--carnival-signs-haunted-carnival

Hump Day Kick Start – Snarling Creature Edition

October 25, 2017

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

Last Halloween prompt of the month and it’s a doozy!

Set this up. Has there been a rash of disappearances in town? Pets missing or livestock mutilated? Scratching at the back door? Who is this creature after? Could a loved one have been bitten by a wild dog? Maybe this is the friendly neighborhood grocer by day who is a cursed hunter by night.  What if the family who just moved in is finding out the house is a portal to hell. Is this a mom/wife/girlfriend now severely upset about the sink full of dirty dishes?

What’s your take? I’d love to hear it. Or just caption the pic.