Congrats to Susan Furniss as the winner of the March 6th Story Prompt Challenge!
Decided to do something different for a blog post 🙂
(*YouTube Tuesday idea originally came from the Martians Attack blog)
Last week, our family went on an adventurous vacation. When I say “adventurous” I meant that practically everything was done on the fly. Such is our life with my former-Navy-officer hubby 🙂
Originally we were going to spend the entire time down in the Black Hills region (South Dakota); however, the place was too mad with tourists. We stopped very briefly at Mt. Rushmore, and then left. We drove most of the night through the remaining sixty-plus miles of South Dakota, and most of the width of Wyoming, arriving at a truck stop just south of Billings (Montana) around 3:45am. There, we slept for a few hours in the vehicle.
After a quick breakfast, we were back on the road heading north for Helena. We ended up settling in at a KOA twenty miles south of the city in a nice cabin nestled close to Canyon Lake. There we stayed for three days before heading out for Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park is so huge, and incredibly beautiful! You could easily spend three or four days exploring and still not see everything. We were only there for a few hours; long enough to drive up a very scenic highway to Logan Pass which was where I took this amateurish video clip (using my Trio tablet).
I added music to it before uploading to YouTube.
Hope you enjoy 🙂
If you’d like to participate in YouTube Tuesday, post something from YouTube that you enjoyed and tell us a bit about it. Don’t forget to include the link to this post in yours so I can check it out. Also, if you’re on Twitter, tweet about it using the hashtag #YouTubeTuesday.
before the bench where he last saw her
Shadows from nearby trees nearly engulfing it
as the sun lowered in the smoke-glazed sky
She had on her gray pantsuit with a silky blouse
its’ color matched her sea-blue eyes
He set the ash-covered helmet on the wood
and as if pressed down with a heavy weight, he dropped
to one knee and bowed his head, tears trickling down his grime-stained face
Fires he could fight, but not the monstrosity he witnessed on that fateful day
One by one, his brothers fell as with the towers
Did she too?
Perhaps she’ll suddenly appear like an angel he knew her to be-
or, was she lost somewhere in the rubbles of mangled steel and crushed cement?
Time’s no man’s friend
For he was a fool to think he had plenty
and now she’s gone
*I created a video for this story. It can be accessed here: The Bench
This month’s question: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?
I wrote an essay on this last year, and today I took and created a video from it.
It’s another Tuesday and that means it’s YouTube Tuesday 🙂 This is an idea originating from the Martians Attack blog which I absolutely love.
This week I decided to include a short video I created called “Brotherhood.”
Throughout my life, I’ve always known soldiers whether they’re currently serving or are veterans. This would include both of my grandfathers who fought in World War II, my father who spent nearly two years in Vietnam, and my husband who’s still haunted by his time in the first Gulf War and beyond. I grew up not far from the Plattsburgh Air Force Base, and now live a short distance from the Grand Forks Air Force Base.
I admire anyone who serve. Believe me, it’s NOT an easy thing to live a life as a soldier. But what intrigue me the most is the bond between soldiers. It is unlike anything in the world. I have heard countless stories from the men in my life about their comrades whom they entrusted with their own lives through various experiences (and some were quite harrowing). I used these as an inspiration as I wrote an one-line story, and then turned it into a video.
If you’d like to participate in YouTube Tuesday, post something from YouTube that you enjoyed and tell us a bit about it. Don’t forget to include the link to this post in yours so I can check it out. Also, if you’re on Twitter, post a Tweet about your post using the hashtag #YouTubeTuesday.
Like many of my fellow writers, I am participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) all this month so the postings here may be a bit erratic. I’d like to apologize ahead of time.
As some of you may already know, I’ve been writing a serial fiction, Tomorrow Falls, for the past year. Part one initially posted as a novella with Juke Pop Serials (and was selected to be one of the top 25 Summer Writing Projects), and is now currently running in a serialized format with Piker Press. I intend to use NaNo to write Part two.
Instead of describing what this story is about, I created a short trailer: