Finding Something Friday: A Few Hot Spots to Visit

Here’s the thing about the South: One minute, you’re sitting out on the porch, as cool as you please. The next minute, it’s so hot, the only way to beat the heat is to stuff your face into a watermelon. So, to celebrate 90 degree temps in my sunny backyard, I offer you a few writing hotspots you might want to visit. They won’t exactly cool you off, but they’re definitely cool.

Karen, one of my writing online buddies, sent me a note about her new blog, The Absinthe Road. She’s planning to post a prompt every Monday to inspire your writing mind, body and soul. Sometimes a prompt is exactly what you need to get those writing muscles moving, and besides, Karen is quite the interesting person. So, why not check out her interesting blog?

And Donna, over at her Book Pub, is sponsoring a short story contest to motivate us during May, which just happens to be National Short Story Month (who knew?). You can write whatever you want, but there is a word limit and a no whining rule (I’m assuming she means no whining to her). There’s a prize, too!

Wait a minute! I’ve just had the MOST splendiferous idea! Why not zip over to The Absinthe Road, get your writing groove on, then zip over to Donna’s Book Pub and send in your prompt- inspired short story?

Off you go and no whining. (I just find cool stuff. The hot mess writing’s up to you.)
Phot courtesy of stock.xchng
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8 thoughts on “Finding Something Friday: A Few Hot Spots to Visit

  1. Cathy,You are so clever and kind.Thanks for mentioning the short story contest.And I LOVE, LOVE the photo of the kid with his head stuffed in the watermelon. Speaking of watermelon stuffing, one summer at a family bar-b-que, my brother-in-law brought a watermelon, but instead of being stuffed with a kid it was spiked with a bottle of Vodka. Donna

  2. Hey Cathy C…..great ideas, indeed! And I LOVE the photo, too. I was hoping you'd say it was one of your kiddos! But, I saw the "photo courtesy of" doo-dad! I'll check out Karen's blog, and you know I already know Donna's!

  3. "The heat! My God, the heat!" (Elaine from "Seinfeld") :)I swear Spring only lasts about two days here in FL. (That's from me. I know, not nearly as funny as Elaine.)Going to check out those blogs, Cathy. Stay cool!

  4. I so wish that was my own photo! THAT's how you cool off in the South!I'm always happy to give a shout out, y'all. So many writer friends doing such wonderful writer things!PLUS, I can say, "Hey, I knew her when!"Oh, and P.S. I think FL's like GA…we don't really have Spring. More like Sprummer. 🙂

  5. Love that photo! Kids do the best things:-)Speaking of best things…please stop by my blog and sign up for my giveaway!writefromthesoulvisualeyes.blogspot.com

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