Story Photo: First Words

photo by sara b. healy

Let’s get right to it. You stepped outside the door and there he was, staring at you. He opened his little mouth and said…

Your Challenge

Your challenge is to fill in the first words this little guy said to you.

Here’s my take:

“Please help me. I put my fingers in my ears and now they’re stuck.”

Special Challenge

Create a brief dialogue between you and this little silver guy.

A belated thank you.

Patricia over at Patricia’s Wisdom gave me a blog award recently — The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. I wanted to thank her for this honor. It was very nice of her to think of me. I love Patricia’s site, especially her book reviews. I can’t tell you how many books I would have missed, if not for her review. My library grows with each review and I’m usually not disappointed:~)


Photo Challenge: The Face-Off

photo by sara b. healy (click to enlarge)

While walking on the beach one day, I came across two strange creatures I’d never seen before. They’d come from far, far, far…take my word it…very far away!

When I stumbled upon them, they were in a face-off with each other. I snapped this quick picture before they were yanked away by some unseen force and disappeared. I never saw them again.

Your Challenge

Answer one or more of the questions listed below. In your comment, be sure to let us know which questions you picked to answer.

If you choose #5 be sure to give your creatively crafted question, as well your creatively crafted answer:~)

  1. What are the names of the two creatures?
  2. Where did they come from?
  3. Why are they in a face-off?
  4. What force yanked them away and why?
  5. Make up your own question and answer it.

If you dare, you can click on the photo to enlarge it so you can see the creatures better. Be careful, they are a scary pair.

Have fun, be creative and, by all means, enjoy this challenge:~)

Define it!

While traveling the blogosphere, I frequently use the “word verification” boxes when leaving a comment at some sites. I know some people complain about these, but I actually enjoy them.

I get a kick out of many of the words appearing in the box. I like to save them. They’re not meant to make any sense, but sometimes I find myself playing with possible definitions.

Slang Words

Given my age, I also often come across slang words I’ve never heard of. When this happens, I turn to the Urban Dictionary for help. Not only do I find a definition, but I also have fun reading these definitions. CAUTION: Some of the definitions can be crass, but many are really funny: Here’s an example:

Emo — Genre of softcore punk music that integrates unenthusiastic melodramatic 17 year olds who don’t smile, high pitched overwrought lyrics and inaudible guitar rifts with tight wool sweaters, tighter jeans, itchy scarfs (even in the summer), ripped chucks with favorite bands signature, black square rimmed glasses, and ebony greasy unwashed hair that is required to cover at least 3/5 ths of the face at an angle.

::sniff sniff:: “The Demise of the Siberian Traintracks of Our Rusty Forgotten Unblemished Love” sounds like it would make a great emo band name. ::cry::

Your challenge

Pick a word from of the list below and define it. You are welcome to choose more than one, if you want, but be sure to indicate which word(s) you used.

  1. Flump
  2. Eyelumes
  3. Barmarv
  4. Logdo
  5. Scaryp

Extra Credit

For extra credit, write your definition using the slightly sarcastic approach taken by the Urban Dictionary. Notice the details in the above description of “emo.” The word limit is 75 words or less.

Have fun with this:~)