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Manic Monday – The Week Ahead

I’m knocking the the Murphy’s Law on the head for Mondays. It was getting harder to find stuff to Murphy and besides that everything I wrote about was happening so being that I’m getting a bit sick of that I’m going to try and look ahead on Mondays to more positive stuff.

This week is the start of a busy time with work. There is so much going on and trying to fit family and work in is a struggle anyway. But as usual I’ll attack it like a boss and keep things going as best as I can. I’m not sure what or where the end goal is with this but I’m sure I’ll find it eventually.

My magazine is soooo late! It’s due out in March and we’re now in mid April. I need it out so I can start trying some new techniques for getting more visibility and interest in the site and magazine. I’m hoping I can apply this kind of technique for Planet Simon too, but we’ll see!

It’s pretty warm here right now, it feels more like June than April which is nice but it makes me feel as if we’re heading for wet weather. This is no bad thing though as I love the rain.

What kind of week are you my bloggies hoping for?

Simon 🙂

Esther’s Monday Motivation – It was over. 

I’ve been busy this week, but I still had to check Esther’s Monday motivation. This week is an interesting one, the phrase to use in a 50 – 100 word story is “it was over” 

Here’s my piece on it:

Surviving the end:

They had been waiting for weeks for it to come. Now Adams and the rest couldn’t take it in. The massive rock slammed into the Earth, carving it’s destruction over the surface as they watched in stunned silence from orbit. Every last vistage of human existence either turned to ash or washed away. Finally…  It was over. 

After a few hours it struck them all. What now? If they stayed they would certainly die as there was no one to resupply them. If they left…  Could Earth still support human life? 

I wrote this on my phone so I’ve no idea of the word count. 

Thanks as always to Esther. 

Simon 🙂

The Wallet – Esther Monday Motivation

I’m going to try and stay in the word limit for this week’s Esther Newton – Monday Motivation. Thanks as always to Esther for running this, she’s very encouraging.

This week the theme is: If she didn’t stop doing that soon, he was going to kill her.


The Wallet

In life there are moments  you want the Earth to swallow you up. This was happening to my mate Dean.

He wanted to pay for lunch to impress the boss, it was review time and he wanted a raise. So he thought he would pay for lunch. Good move eh? This wasn’t the first time Tania had taken money from him to pay for her shopping without telling him. The guys were staring… they knew something was wrong.

If she didn’t stop doing that soon, he was going to kill her I thought to myself.

 


 

Simon  🙂

 

Writing Prompt – Esther’s Monday Motivations

Esther has really pushed the boat out this week, with three lines to be included in here Monday Motivations challenge:

Write a flash fiction piece of between 50-200 words with the following three lines in it somewhere. The lines don’t have to follow on from one another:

  • The glass smashed to the floor
  • He was in love
  • Just how was he going to get out of this one?

This took me a little while, as I like to be a bit different (as always). This is what I came up with:

The Joy Ride

Mark had just ‘popped out’ to get the food and drink for the party. “People will be arriving in just over an hour!” he mumbled. Still there was nothing to do except pour another beer into his glass.

Greg pushed the door to the garage open and he stood there, stunned. The glass smashed to the floor. “Why hadn’t Mark told him?” Greg thought. The curves, the shape, he was in love – with Mark’s new Lamborghini!

lamboghini

Greg looked around the car, then he saw the keys were in the ignition. A bad thought came over him. Unable to resist he swung the door up and sat in. Greg looked around the car, he liked it, no loved it!

He couldn’t resist and turned the key, the car growled into life. Revving the engine it sounded amazing.

“One little trip round the block won’t hurt!” Greg thought as he closed the door. Slipping the car into gear, the car leapt forward and out of the garage.

“Wow this is lively!” He thought. Lining up the car on the road he pressed down on the accelerator. The car sped forward, then suddenly the back swung out, the car spun until all too suddenly a tree stopped it dead. Shocked and stunned Greg sat there wondering how he was going to get out of this one?

Simon 🙂

(Slightly over 200 words – sue me! 🙂 )