The Lemonade Stand Edition: Second Serving Sunday

A weekly peek backwards and a look ahead, from my little corner of the blogosphere…

Are you ready for a Second Serving?

Life Stuff:

Last Week’s Edition: Adversity’s Gift

  • Still using the elderly laptop while the budget replenishes and other matters are seen to.
  • My boy is fourteen – that’s bending my mind!
  • I’m adapting, and moving forward, and have writing group plans for tonight, so I’m keeping this part brief!
Pretty Manicures and Manuscripts nails on a makeshift but serviceable keyboard.
Pretty Manicures and Manuscripts nails on a makeshift but serviceable keyboard.

Last week’s features:

ROW80:  The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have A Life.

Eight Sentence Sunday:

The Blog Hop For Everyone Who Loves to Write!

Ready, Set, WRITE!

 A Summer Writing Intensive, with Cheering Section!

Mindful Monday:  Because Self-Awareness is Vital to My Joyful Life.

  • Mindful Monday took an unplanned hiatus, but will be back this week.

WIPpet Wednesday: Date-related WIP Snippets!

Coffee and Conversation:

Grab a cup of something refreshing, and let’s chat!

  • Another unplanned hiatus; another return this week.

SoCS (Stream of Consciousness Saturday):

A weekly prompt to free the mind, and the words!

  • Forest Grotesque: When T’Pol is lost in a decaying forest, can Trip help her? Or will the Captain unwittingly hamper their efforts? A combined #SoCS and #StaD post.

Story A Day September:

Because once a year isn’t enough, and Trip and T’Pol won’t wait!

  • Questions and Answers:  Prompt: Someone or something has disappeared. In this sequel to Not Jealousy, Captain Archer tries to discover the circcumstances surrounding T’Pol’s disappearance; but Trip’s not exactly making sense – and then Phlox says what Jonathan Archer doesn’t want to hear….
  • The Thrill of the Hunt: Prompt: Character is a pickpocket, but has a good job, and enough money. Someone is selling stolen genetic material that belongs to Trip and T’Pol, and delighting in the dangers and challenges of the heist.
  • Lost in a Burning Maze:  Prompt: Character is trapped in a maze, and needs to find something of value within it. Bonus points for minotaurs, dragons, or other Scary Monster-types. T’Pol is Burning with her first true pon farr, the violent, irrational, life or death Vulcan mating drive. In her mind, she’s trapped in a maze of fire, her logic within – and Trip is the dragon behind the flames that won’t release her.
  • “A Helluva Nightmare”:  Prompt: Someone wakes from a dream in a strange place. Trip wakes up from a dream, to find out it’s a nightmarish reality – and T’Pol has vanished when her life depends on him. Sequel to “Burning Maze”.
  • Forest Grotesque: Prompt: A character is lost in a rotting forest that was healthy the day before, and must figure out why, or risk losing something of great value. When T’Pol is lost in a horror-movie forest, can Trip help her from aboard Enterprise – while he’s unconscious? A sequel to Not Jealousy and Questions and Answers.

What’s Next:

  • September is edging out of its first week, and into its second. Around here, schools will mostly begin on Wednesday, so we’re planning a trip to our state museum on Thursday, when it’ll be less crowded. Homeschool paperwork will take precedence, this week, as will blogging and Story A Day. And my Accomplice has the next few days off, so there will be lots of time for family and spousal connection, too. ❤

This week, on the blog:

  • Mindful Monday: When adversity comes calling, we get to choose what we take from it. A mindful exploration of the art of lemonade-making.
  • ROW80 Updates: On Sunday and Wednesday, for the duration of the round.
  • #8sunday: More from that delicious inter-species duo, Trip and T’Pol.
  • #StaD: More new stories. With a tough, smart Vulcan lady, and the tough, smart (and really brave!) human who loves her…

In the Wilds of Internet-Land:

What Piqued My Interest This Week

  • Honestly, I spent a lot more time writing than surfing, so this section is also on hiatus for this week.

That’s what I’ve been up to, and will be getting up to.

What about you? Anything exciting happening in your corner of the world?

Any Second Servings to offer?

(Yes, I’m a little nosy. Writer thing.)

If you want to satisfy my perhaps inappropriate curiosity-

drop a line, a link, or an image into the rectangular receptacle below…

or just pass  the serving platter!

That’s my big blonde kid, on the right, one month before fourteen (he’s not much for being photographed, these days!). BTW, I’m the clown in the middle, rocking my space shirt!

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