Writer's Guild Tonight

@just4him (113414)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
January 2, 2018 1:35pm CST
By then the temps should be a lot better than they have been, I hope. I went to the pool today, all bundled in multiple layers with a -21 F wind chill going. I separated my apartment keys from my car keys so I could start the car 15 minutes before leaving, and the car was still cold, but not as cold as it would have been had I been sitting in it waiting for it to warm up. Tonight is Writer's Guild, and we have a writing assignment based on a picture. It needed to be 100 words or less. Here is the story. The picture I chose had lemon frosted cupcakes with flower sprinkles on them. TO DIE FOR Marvana put the last flower sprinkle on the lemon frosted cupcakes, and smiled. She had longed to try the recipe she found in an old cookbook belonging to her late great grandmother. Placing each cupcake in its holder and putting the cover over it to ensure they would arrive damage free, she grabbed her purse, and tray in hand, left for the meeting. Later, she looked around the conference room, smiles on unknowing faces, the lights gone from their eyes, as they stared unseeing at her. Those cupcakes really were to die for. Picture is the one I used for this assignment. Are you doing anything interesting this second day of January? Thanks for reading.
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@marlina (72758)
• Canada
2 Jan
You sure have a way with writing!
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jan
Thank you.
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@marlina (72758)
• Canada
2 Jan
@just4him You are very welcome.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
2 Jan
Nicely done and worth dying over! lol. I did 4 loads of laundry, had a visit from my sis in law, gabbed with friends on the phone half the day, and bought theater tickets to see a comedienne at the end of the month. Have fun tonight!!!!
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@Marty1 (32521)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Jan
You certainly has a busy day! Glad to see you so happy sounding today!
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
3 Jan
@Marty1 Do I usually not sound happy? lol
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
@DianneN I definitely had fun last night. What, no sight of Orville in all you did yesterday? What are you going to see at the theater? Is it stage or screen? Thank you. I'm glad you liked my short story.
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@amadeo (64024)
• United States
2 Jan
I cannot remember the last time I had a cup cake.Nice writing there Val.Not much here trying to keep my family warm.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jan
Thank you. I hope you succeed.
@amadeo (64024)
• United States
2 Jan
@just4him will try to .Thanks
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@Courtlynn (64412)
• United States
2 Jan
Nice little story. I hope it does warm up for you!
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jan
I hope so too. My friend hasn't called, and she might be picking me up as it's so dark by that time, and I have such a hard time with headlights. She called yesterday and has a bad cold. I did call her, but didn't get an answer, so I suspect she will be picking me up.
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@Courtlynn (64412)
• United States
3 Jan
@just4him i hope so so you dont have to drive
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
@Courtlynn She called, picked me up, took my picture for this month's weigh in results, and told me as we waited for the elevator at the library on coming home that the back of my legs have really seen a difference. Since I can't see the backside of me, that makes me feel really good.
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@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
2 Jan
You are very talented writer. Nothing interesting for me today. Just trying to get warm after a cold day at work.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
I hope you succeeded. Thank you very much.
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@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
3 Jan
@just4him You are welcome. It is much better here today.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
@Happy2BeMe I'm glad it is. We're warmer too, which is nice.
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@JESSY3236 (6289)
• United States
3 Jan
nice story.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
Thank you.
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@sjvg1976 (18380)
• Delhi, India
3 Jan
On 2nd jan was my father's birthday and we celebrated it and enjoyed .
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
That's wonderful!
• United States
3 Jan
and yes writing is very therapeutic
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
Absolutely! It's the best therapy I get every day.
• United States
3 Jan
@just4him Wow, great writing telling a story in a small amount of words.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
Thank you. It really helps you learn to write effectively.
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@shaggin (36666)
• United States
3 Jan
Aww so she was a ghost? Those cupcakes look so delicious. I only warm my car up for about 2 minutes before I drive it as I'm so impatient lol.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
No, she wasn't a ghost. I did that this morning and the car never warmed up before I got to my destination.
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@Marty1 (32521)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Jan
You are an amazing writer! Thank you so much for sharing with us! Those are nice looking cupcakes but reading your story I don't want to taste them!
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
You don't? Why not?
@mom210 (6711)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Jan
OK I just keep thinking she poisoned them! Did she?
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
It's all in how you interpret it.
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@Corbin5 (103218)
• United States
2 Jan
Now, that is a fine piece of writing you shared with us!!!!!
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked it.
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@JohnRoberts (54423)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Jan
Great story. I think I will pass on a cupcake.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jan
I'm glad you liked the story.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25386)
• United States
2 Jan
Just a typical day of cleaning house
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jan
That's not fun.
@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
2 Jan
Oh my, such sinister suggestions there! Writing in 100 words is such good discipline isn't it. Well done.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jan
Thank you. I knew I wanted to use that picture, and knew the title, but until I put my fingers on the keyboard this morning, I had no idea what was going to come forth from it.
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@TRBRocks420 (75590)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Jan
Have a good time at the writers guild and yummy looking cupcakes.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jan
Yes, they are, and I hope they like the story I wrote about them.
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