Weekly Writing Goals – Week of September 28

Writing Goals for 9/28 – 10/2

Monday:        The Writer’s Cramp, Daily Flash Fiction Contest and Microblog Monday

Tuesday:       The Writer’s Cramp, Daily Flash Fiction Contest and Twisted MixTape

Wednesday:  The Writer’s Cramp, Daily Flash Fiction Contest, The Prompt Me Contest, Wordless Wednesday and Write or Die Wednesday

Thursday:    The Writer’s Cramp, Daily Flash Fiction Contest, Supernatural Writing Contest, Try Something New Contest, Monthly Poetry Contest, October NaNoWriMo Prep, Mama Kat and Three Things Thursday

Friday:          The Writer’s Cramp, Daily Flash Fiction Contest, October NaNoWriMo Prep, Blink and Fandom Friday

I know that this looks like a lot, and it is, but I really want to challenge myself. This list may have to get toned down, but I want to see what I am capable of first.

Submitted to:  Weekly Goals

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Moved by Music

 

I recently discovered this song thanks to Life Confusions and my daughter, Rose Wallflower.  It’s this amazingly beautiful song that just moved me the moment I heard it.  Ellie Goulding’s beautiful voice is such a perfect fit to the music.

With lyrics such as “I remind you of days you poured your heart into” and “You left my soul bleeding into the dark”, it hits home with me in so many ways.  I have definitely loved and I’ve lost so many times.  Too many times.  “It’s okay to be afraid but it will never be the same.”

 

Inspired by:  Daily Post:  Weekly Writing Challenge

Dear Ms. Death

Dear Ms. Death,

I have a thirteen-year-old daughter who is very social.  She likes to hang out with her friends, talk online and text.  Her friends seem to be allowed to stay out until midnight, even on school nights.  Should I let my daughter do the same?

Sincerely, CONFUSED PARENT

 

Dear CONFUSED,

The first question you have to ask yourself is what are these thirteen-year-olds doing until midnight.  Is there some sort of church event that lasts this late on a school night?  Is there a football game going on that has run into overtime?  Is the library staying open late so kids can study?  No?  Then my guess is that the only things that can be going on until midnight on a school night are things you probably don’t want your daughter involved in.  You are her parent, not her friend.  9:pm on a school night is a perfectly acceptable curfew for a thirteen-year-old.

Sincerely, Angela Death

 

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Picture borrowed from:
http://mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_640x430/public/college-advice.jpg
Copyright remains that of the original owner.

Dear Ms. Death,

I’m worried about my teenage son.  He has been acting distant lately and he is sleeping all the time.  When I see him, he looks like death warmed over.  His grades are dropping and he doesn’t talk anymore.  When I ask him what’s going on, he just tells me to mind my own business.  What should I do?

Sincerely, LOSING MY GRIP

 

Dear LOSING,

This could be a few things.  The first thing I would look into is whether or not your son is doing drugs.  Now, don’t be like “Not my son!  He’s a good boy!”  Obviously this isn’t the case or you wouldn’t be asking for advice.  Go through his room, check his drawers, look under his bed.  If he complains, remind him that it is your house and you have the right to inspect every inch of space.  If he has drugs, remember that it IS your house and the police won’t care if the drugs belong to your son.  You will be the one arrested for them.  If it isn’t drugs, then start looking into other reasons your son might be acting this way.  Is he being bullied at school?  Is he depressed?  Perhaps speaking to a professional will help.

Sincerely, Angela Death

 

Inspired by:  Weekly Writing Challenge:  Dear Abby