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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for SoCS December 19/14


Is it? Can it be?  Can it actually – finally – be Friday??  Because I spent ALL DAY yesterday absolutely certain that it was Friday, simply because the week had already been so. stinking. long.  But now it finally is Friday!  Thank. The. Mayor.

I hope you’re as happy that it’s Friday as I am.  To celebrate, how about a little prompt and circumstance?  Hehe.

Okay, I’ve put a lot of thought into this over the past couple of weeks, and especially once my co-guest-authors started posting, because – let’s be honest – that’s when this became real.  There is one that has been hanging on my mind for about a week now, so I’m taking that as the sign that this is the direction to go. Soooo….

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “excuse.” You can use the noun or verb – or both!  Enjoy!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here at this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post. Anyone can join in!

To make your post more visible, use the SoCS badge! Just paste it in your Saturday post so people browsing the reader will immediately know your post is stream of consciousness and/or pin it as a widget to your site to show you’re a participant. Wear it with pride!!


Badge by: Doobster @ Mindful Digressions

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments, for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. Have fun!

Author: authorleighmichaels

K. Leigh Michaels has had a passion for children and teens since she was a young girl, and has been writing stories since she was six years old. Combining these two loves came naturally as a teen when she began writing short stories and poetry for teens. Leigh has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin, and has had several poems published in anthologies. Leigh has published 3 Young Adult Novels and a Juvenile Fiction book. Leigh lives in Wisconsin with her husband and four adopted children. On being an Indie Writer: I love everything about being an Indie writer: what it means, what it stands for, and the feeling of community among Indie authors. One thing I would really like is if Indie writers banded together a little more tightly and helped each other - through the sharing of ideas, marketing opportunities, and even promotion. So I am open to any and all constructive feedback, while thanking and appreciating every single person who reads my blog and/or my book. For more about how I became a writer, read my blog entry Becoming a Writer.

43 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for SoCS December 19/14

  1. Pingback: #SoCS – Excuse | A Scripted Maze

  2. I changed my title after posting and adjusted the permalink, but I’m not sure if I can delete the presumably non-functional permalink (the one that has “A Poor Excuse for Picking a Man’s Pocket” as the title). The correct link is:
    I’m sorry for the inconvenience, Linda (or Leigh?) — maybe next time I shouldn’t mess with the original link’s name.


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  9. Excuse is cannot be big in an relationship, weaved a story where EXCUSE made a bond stronger.
    My Entry – Glimmering Bond


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  22. Here’s my submission for this week.

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  35. Ha, I laughed at “prompt and circumstance” — funny! I like the prompt you chose and plan to participate if I can; either way, I’m eager to read what everyone does with the prompt!

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  36. I will have to try to remember to do this on the regular. SOC is basically how I always write.

    Liked by 3 people

  37. Cool prompt, Leigh! Now no one will have an excuse not to join in! 😀

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