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Friday, October 26, 2012

Bird Poop and Other Stuff

Tag, you're it

Three weeks ago I got tagged by Clay over @ Clay Wheel. I answered the questions HERE but I didn’t tag anyone. So today I’m tagging me some peeps.

Lorelei @ Lorelei's Muse

Roland @ Writing in the Crosshairs

Yvonne @ Yvonne Says

I don’t think there are any rules with this one. But then again, who needs rules? I say make them up as you go and break the ones that don’t work. That’s my rule.

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And I got tagged again by The Writing Nut from HERE for the Look Challenge.

The Rules? Count up the LOOKs in your current WIPs and choose your favorite three. Then post the paragraphs around the word.

She walked to the entrance of his room, grabbed the closed door’s handle, cracked it open, and peeked into the dimly lit room. His bed hadn’t been slept in. “Great,” she said through a sigh, looking up at the ceiling. “Lord, please don’t let him be on the way to see Pixie. But if he does make sure he gets C.J. and brings him back here,” she prayed. “Please let Larry and the baby be safe. Please God. Please.” Her son wouldn’t be all messed up on dope if it weren’t for that girl taking him further down the wrong path. Only God could help now.

The I-phone buzzed on the bedside table next to Faith Wise. It didn’t take much to wake her up. She was a light sleeper anyway and she sat straight up, looking down at the buzzing phone. The flashing screen lit up half the bedroom. The digital clock beside the annoying phone glowed yellow: 1:37 AM.

“What is wrong with you?” Joe looked at his watch. The shower would start in twenty minutes and he lived a good half-hour away from where he needed to take the tables. “You need to pull your brains out of your ass and pull up your pants and be a man. You’ve got a kid coming into the world and one already here.” For some reason, no matter how many lectures he gave his twenty-three year old son about being responsible, the boy did what he wanted to anyway. Nothing. The kid couldn’t keep a job and didn’t seem to care if he and his pregnant girlfriend slept outside in a tent or even on the hard driveway for that matter. The boy’s dumber than rabbit playing with a fox, he thought.

This concludes my LOOK project. Although, I will need to tag some peeps in this. But I’ll do this another time. Hey! Rules are made to accommodate mwa.

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SWEETMAN SAYS

“There’s a difference between Starkey Park bird poop and city bird poop.”

I didn’t know that. How about you? I also wonder what the difference is. The smell? Color? Consistency? ***shrugs***

Maybe I should do a Sweetman interview.

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Misty Provencher has revealed her new book cover HERE for Hale Maree.

and

Roland Yeomans is doing a Halloween Giveaway HERE.

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And a very naughty couple, James and Scarlett talk about my soon-to-be released book Secondhand Shoes HERE . Thank you, guys!

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DON’T YOU WISH YOU COULD LAUGH LIKE THIS

 

Happy Halloween, all!

Hugs and chocolate,

Shelly

37 comments:

  1. LOL, Bird poop now? Happy Halloween Shelly!

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    1. It came out of the mouth of Sweetman. I never know what he is going to say and if it will make any sense.

      Happy Halloween back.

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  2. That's a cool meme going around now. I love reading everyone's favorite look passages.

    Happy Halloween to you too. Insert Vincent Price's laugh here...

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  3. Great passages - it's interesting what a simple look can mean, or where it might be looking to! Happy autumn!

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    1. Thank you, Jenna. Happy autumn back.

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  4. I didn't know there was a different in the bird poop either. Lol

    Great passages!

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    1. Sweetman seems to think there is. ***shrugs***

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  5. "Pull your brains out of your ass" - I like that line!

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    1. I'm glad you liked that. Florida crackers have their own lingo.

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  6. Love your excerpts, Shelly.
    I've discovered that twenty-three-year-olds still need those lectures... LOL

    Different types of bird poop? That's a first!
    Mmm... a Sweetman interview sounds great! Have you done one before?

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    1. Young adults are way different than we were.

      Sweetman has a unique way of looking at things.

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  7. "dumber than a rabbit playing with a fox.." Ha! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love the Vincent Price laugh!!!

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  9. Doesn't matter what different bird poo it is... you still have to clean it up !
    Great post today.

    cheers, parsnip

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  10. Good excerpt paragraphs, Shelly!

    He has a unique way of looking at things, huh?

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    1. Thank you, Sir Wills. They were very unedited though. And yes, Sweetman has a unique way of looking at everything.

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  11. Scarlett and James were pleased to do that!

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  12. This look challenge has been fun. I've enjoyed reading people's posts, including yours! (I loved that rabbit bit at the end!)

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    1. The look challenge has definitely been fun.

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  13. Congratulations on your upcoming release and I loved your "look" challenge. The last one was my favorite. Sweetman must have too much time on his hands and Yeah, Misty!!!

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    1. Sweetman has too many BAD treats in his fluffy-cupboard actually.

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  14. Interesting excerpts!

    Yeah, it would be awesome to be able to laugh like that.

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  15. I really enjoyed the excerpts. You have a number of POV characters, and I bet that makes your book deep and complex.
    And I can laugh like Vincent Price. It freaks my husband out! lol

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    1. Lexa:

      This particular novel will be very deep and complex. I call it my Jerry Springer Show novel.

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  16. Loved the metaphor about the rabbit playing with a fox!

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  17. Enjoyed the post, and Vincent Price's laugh always gave me the chills. :)Happy Halloween!

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  18. I'm so guilty of "looking" in all my WIPs. Thank you for always being present at my blog Shelly <3

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    1. We're all guilty of the 'Look' issue. And you're welcome.

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  19. I can't access the video, but I see from someone up there that it was Vincent Price. Such an awesome man. I can hear the laugh in my head without getting to watch the video.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Sorry. I have problems with the videos coming up too sometimes.

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