Back at it

I don’t make new year’s resolutions. I simply decide I’m going to do things and do them. I’ve been planning to get back to two things, one of which lends itself to a third.
First, I’ve put on some weight over the last year. Not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but enough that I’m not happy with my appearance…and that’s really my impetus. I don’t look at the scale as other than a device that can provide a measurable metric. I base my goal on my appearance and whether I’m happy with myself. Right now, I’m not.
How’d I get here? Some is work interfering in my ability to get a full match of lunchtime soccer in regularly. Mostly, though, that’s just one of a number of excuses, along with needing to make sure my daughter got off to catch her ride to school in the morning, then making sure she got off in time to drive herself once she got her license, and making sure I was available if she called because something happened while she drove to school. So I had good reasons to not head to the gym before work, but they were still excuses. I could have tried to find time during the day or gone after work, so…an excuse.

Now, I’m back at it. I pack two sets of clothes on soccer days. If I don’t get in a full match, I can hit the gym after work and I’ve started going on Tuesdays and Thursdays after work. Worst case, I can always use the treadmill at home.

Second, the need, yes, need to write has been niggling at me again. I can’t recall the last time I wrote something not for work. I’ve had a few story ideas pop into my melon, one may have been from a dream. I’ve started laying them out in yWriter, but haven’t really tried writing any parts of them. I’m also fairly sure it’s been three years or so since I wrote a poem. Sad, I know. As I said, though, I’ve found an urge to write. Such an urge that during some goofy “game” around Christmas, I told my wife and the others that my goal (game term) for this year is to start writing again. I suppose this post will serve as my first step toward that goal. One post. It’s a start.
Which leads into the third: blogging. Much like my poetry writong, all of my blogs have been sorely neglected. I have no reason, again, other than excuses so I won’t waste my time trying to enumerate them. They’d just sound trite and overused.
So…here I am. No more excuses. It’s writing time. Fiction, poems, blog posts, and writing prompts. Hope you enjoy some of them. They are coming anyway.

Link: “A Graveyard on Halloween”, the Flashy Fiction Friday Writing Prompt

The Black Angel (2104)A Graveyard on Halloween, the Flashy fiction Friday writing prompt for 31 October 2014 is waiting for you at Creative Bloomings’ Flashy Fiction Friday.

It’s Halloween and you find yourself in this graveyard.  Head over to Flashy Fiction Friday and share your story.

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Link: “Wendigo Woods”, the Flashy Fiction Friday Writing Prompt

Wendigo WoodsWendigo Woods, the Flashy fiction Friday writing prompt for 17 October 2014 is waiting for you at Creative Bloomings’ Flashy Fiction Friday.

You find yourself at Wendigo Woods.  Head over to Flashy Fiction Friday and share your story.

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Link: “Autumn Adventures”, the Flashy Fiction Friday Writing Prompt

Canopy Creek (Autumn) by Digital BlasphemyAutumn Adventures, the Flashy fiction Friday writing prompt for 10 October 2014 is waiting for you at Creative Bloomings’ Flashy Fiction Friday.

Take a look at the image or go outside and take in the autumn scenery, then head over to Flashy Fiction Friday and share a story where an autumn setting is a big factor.

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Link: “Dead Poets”, the Flashy Fiction Friday Writing Prompt

cover pic of 'Dead Poets...Once Removed' by Walter J. WojtanikDead Poets, the Flashy fiction Friday writing prompt for 26 September 2014 is waiting for you at Creative Bloomings’ Flashy Fiction Friday.

Think of your favorite poem, then head over to Flashy Fiction Friday and share a story based on is title of a line from it.

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Interested in reading some great poetry?  Check out Walt’s new poetry collection, “Dead Poet…Once Removed“.

Link: “As the sun sets”, the Flashy Fiction Friday Writing Prompt

The Green Flash (2014) by Digital BlasphemyAs the sun sets, the Flashy fiction Friday writing prompt for 29 August 2014 is waiting for you at Creative Bloomings’ Flashy Fiction Friday.

Relax and enjoy the view, then head over to Flashy Fiction Friday and share a story about a sunset.

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Link: “The Midas Touch”, the Flashy Fiction Friday Writing Prompt

Hybrid (Gilded) (2014) by Digital BlasphemyThe Midas Touch, the Flashy fiction Friday writing prompt for 8 August 2014 is waiting for you at Creative Bloomings’ Flashy Fiction Friday.

Check out the detail in Digital Blasphemy’s image, think about poor King Midas, and then head to Flashy Fiction Friday and write a story about the curse.

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Link: “Overseer”, the Flashy Fiction Friday Writing Prompt

The Overseer (2014) by Digital BlasphemyOverseer, the Flashy fiction Friday writing prompt for 1 August 2014 is waiting for you at Creative Bloomings’ Flashy Fiction Friday.

Head on over to Flashy Fiction Friday and provide a character sketch of an overseer.

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Link: “Lillipution Invasion”, the Flashy Fiction Friday Writing Prompt

poemLillipution Invasion, the Flashy fiction Friday writing prompt for 20 June 2014 is waiting for you at Creative Bloomings’ Flashy Fiction Friday.

Sleeping the beach becomes an encounter between “Gulliver” and “Lilliputions”.  Head on over to Flashy fiction and share your take on the story.

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Link: “The Overturned Tricycle”, the Flashy Fiction Friday Writing Prompt

poemThe Overturned Tricycle, the Flashy fiction Friday writing prompt for 25 April 2014 is waiting for you at Creative Bloomings’ Flashy Fiction Friday.

Think up a setting for a story then click on over and share it as succinctly as possible.

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