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#JusJoJan the 5th/23 – Cancer research

Our prompt word of the day today is “cancer.” My thank you goes to Lauren for her profound suggestion.

I’m one of the lucky ones who hasn’t been touched directly by the unfathomable and unfair nature of cancer, though I do know those who both have been and currently are. To them, I wish nothing but peace, love, and happiness.

In the meantime, I’m doing what I can to provide help, if in only the most distant of ways. And though it feels somewhat tacky, I want to tell you about a book.

It’s not just any book. And I don’t stand to gain any money from its sale, though I have a story in it. All proceeds, in fact, will be directed to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I bring to you, Love and Other Kerfuffles.

Is Cupid a lover or a fighter?

This Valentine’s Day affairs of the heart wind their way around workplace flings, turning enemies into romance, friends into lovers and shooting his darts at a certain best friend’s brother.

Kerfluffy is on the rampage, making cute ‘n’ fluffy appearances throughout this collection of romance stories bringing love and laughter to every Happily Ever After.

Over thirty titillating stories from USA Today best-selling and award-winning romance authors in a rom-com collection curated by The New Romance Cafe, with ALL proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

If you enjoy reading romantic comedy, I do hope you’ll consider donating to breast cancer research by buying this wonderful anthology. It’s available for pre-order, for release on February 7th. And please tell your friends!


This hopeful post is brought to you by Just Jot it January and Lauren! Thanks again, Lauren, for your heartfelt prompt. Please be sure to check out Lauren’s blog here.

For Just Jot it January, click the following link to see how you, too, can join in! It’s fun!


Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 5th, 2023

Welcome to the daily prompt! Today is your fifth prompt for Just Jot it January 2023, and it’s brought to you by Lauren. Thank you, Lauren! Please be sure to visit Lauren’s blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there, if you’re not already.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 5th 2023, is “cancer.” Use the word “cancer” any way you’d like. Have fun writing!

If you’d like to see what I have so far on your prompt list, you can find it HERE.

Here are the rules:

1. Please be sure to link back to THIS POST for January 5th, 2023.

2. Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but it’s never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the “jot it” part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesn’t have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list), counts as a “jot.” If it makes it to your blog that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!

3. I’ll post prompts at 2am my time (GMT -5). You don’t have to follow the prompt every day, but that will be where you leave your link for others to see. You’ll get a prompt for every day except Wednesday, when the prompt is simply my One-Liner Wednesday and on Saturday, when your prompt will be the Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS, which will appear at about 9:30am Friday. Each prompt post will include the rules.

4. Please ping back or link to the daily prompt. To ping back, just copy the URL from the daily prompt post, and paste it anywhere in your post. Check to make sure your link shows up where you want it to, and go back occasionally to see other bloggers’ entries – the more you visit others, the more they’ll visit you! Note: A) The newest pingbacks will be at the top of the comments section. B) Ping backs only work if you’re blogging on WordPress. Everyone else must paste a link manually.

5. Tag your post JusJoJan and/or #JusJoJan.

6. Write anything! Any length will do! It can even be a photo or a drawing – you’re going to title it, right? There’s your jot!

7. The prompts will appear every day that’s neither a Wednesday nor a Saturday–Saturday’s JusJoJan prompt will be Stream of Consciousness Saturday. You’ll find the list of prompts below as they come in, which means I’ll be updating this post. Remember, you don’t have to use the prompts. Please write whatever inspires you. NOTE: If your post is NSFW, do not ping back. Please leave your link in the comments with a warning.

8. If you’d like to, use the JusJoJan badge so that others can find your post more easily.

9. Have fun!