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    February 2013 Blog Chain

    Starting Date: Monday, February 4, 2013
    Open to all forum members, even after it starts!

    This month's prompt:
    Suggest-A-Prompt

    We have so many good prompt ideas that don't get used, so it's now time to mix it up. Posters get to suggest a prompt for the next blogger in line! I'll step in and sort things out if the prompts are too arcane or obscure. Be sure to list the prompt and credit the suggester in your post.

    Since I'll be going first, my prompt will be handled differently: the first person to join the chain gets to suggest my prompt.

    Instructions:
    Simply post your blog's URL in this thread to join. Each post should be less than 1000 words if possible. Read and comment on other participants' posts if you possibly can--they'll be doing the same for you!

    I'll let you know in this thread when it's your turn.
    Once your turn comes up, you have two days to complete your post. When you are finished, please add a link to your post on the thread. If you signed up but find yourself unable to participate or need to be moved around in the schedule, please PM me or post in the thread. If you fail to post on your blog and on the thread within two days, I'll bump you down to the end of the line on the third day; you'll get a second chance at the end of the month.

    Please include a list of all participants' blogs (not necessarily their actual posts for the month) in your blog post, and keep in mind we're starting signups early for this month.

    Participants and posts:
    orion_mk3 - http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com (link to post) Yuppies Who Hate the Family Business
    ConnieBDowell - http://bookechoes.com/ (link to post) Unexpected Library Encounter
    bmadsen - http://hospitaloflife.wordpress.com/ (link to post) Cupcake Disaster
    MsLaylaCakes - http://www.taraquan.com/ (link to post) Unfortunate Sports
    HistorySleuth - http://historysleuth.blogspot.com/ (link to post) Less-than-fortunate Foods
    writingismypassion - http://charityfaye.blogspot.com/ (link to post) Blind Date with a Ventriloquist
    katci13 - http://www.krystalsquared.net/ (link to post) Evil Cupid
    KitCat - http://twilightasylum.wordpress.com/ (link to post) Hunting with Hounds
    Angyl78 - http://jelyzabeth.wordpress.com/ (link to post) A Ghost's Bad Day
    randi.lee - http://emotionalnovel.blogspot.com/ (link to post) The Wrong Bar
    Lady Cat - http://carolsrandomness.blogspot.ca/ (link to post) Visitors
    pyrosama - http://matrix-hole.blogspot.com/ (link to post) What the Leprechaun Said
    Ralph Pines - http://ralfast.wordpress.com/ (link to post) Under the Bed
    dclary - http://www.hardhobbittobreak.com/ (link to post) Warm Kitty, Soft Kitty, Evil Ball of Fur
    meowzbark - http://www.lizzylessard.com/ (link to post) Road Trip
    SRHowen - http://srhowen1.blogspot.com/ (link to post) Faded Blue Jeans

    Bumped:
    Amanda R. - http://www.twoamericansinchina.com/ (link to post) Topic
    Briony-zisaya - http://fantasywriterwannabe.wordpress.com/ (link to post) Topic
    CatherineHall - http://theelephantinthetemple.blogspot.com/ (link to post) Topic

    Archive of Past Blog Chains
    Last edited by orion_mk3; 02-28-2013 at 11:39 PM.

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    I hate mayo
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    Well, I haven't been very precise, my job is consuming me, but I think I'll find the time. I'm in!
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    I'm in, though I will be out of town Feb. 14-18 and with this kind of prompt it's impossible to write ahead of time. Could I be either before or after the 14th-18th?
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    I'm in, but I'll be out of town Feb 7-12th.
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    Okay, everyone is added. As first poster, bmadsen must suggest a topic for me to write on before Monday. Let's go ahead and get a backup topic from ConnieBDowell too, just in case work consumes bmads still further.

    I adjusted the queue to place people who will be gone later in the month at the top, too.
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    Punctuation and I don't get along Briony-zisaya's Avatar
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    I hate mayo
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    10-4 Orion! (That sounded geekily cool). Your topic, dear Orion, is young professionals (under 30) dealing with the pressures of continuing a family business which has developed a succesful and dependable reputation, with the twist that those young professionals don't really like the business's line of work.
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    Untitled literary (draft, 66k so far)

    Other projects resting at the bottom of the pile:

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    Thank you kindly, bmads! Yuppies that hate the family business it is! I think I have an idea of a good way to take that. And as an added bonus you get to suggest a second topic when your turn is up
    Excerpts from Nonexistent Books - my literary blog and daily writing exercise all rolled up into one! Short sections of books that don't (and perhaps shouldn't) exist. Like what you see? Purchase a print or ebook version!

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    I would like to be included:-) http://theelephantinthetemple.blogspot.com/
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    Sounds fun. I'm in.
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    This sounds like it could be a lot of fun! Count me in and please use my blog Random Writings: http://carolsrandomness.blogspot.ca
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    Put me in. I hate it that I missed the last one!

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    Random is good! It also means that you can inflict whatever your preferred writing prompt for the month might be on the person after you
    Excerpts from Nonexistent Books - my literary blog and daily writing exercise all rolled up into one! Short sections of books that don't (and perhaps shouldn't) exist. Like what you see? Purchase a print or ebook version!

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    I've got 4 blogs now, but two of them have pretty set topics lol. Still, I think I'll have the most fun doing it in HH2B again. www.hardhobbittobreak.com

    Please sign me up. (shivering in terror from an UNKNOWN TOPIC!)
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    Post one is done!

    Amanda R. is next, and her prompt is "an unexpected library encounter." If she fails to post and is bumped, the prompt will devolve upon the next participant.
    Excerpts from Nonexistent Books - my literary blog and daily writing exercise all rolled up into one! Short sections of books that don't (and perhaps shouldn't) exist. Like what you see? Purchase a print or ebook version!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orion_mk3 View Post
    Post one is done!

    Amanda R. is next, and her prompt is "an unexpected library encounter." If she fails to post and is bumped, the prompt will devolve upon the next participant.
    Interesting. I'll see if I can come up with something before I have to go on holiday. I'll let you know if I have to pass.
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    One day left for Amanda R.
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    Ne Cede Malis orion_mk3's Avatar
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    And Amanda R. is out of time. We'll give her another shot later.

    ConnieBDowell
    inherits both her slot and her topic, "an unexpected library encounter."
    Last edited by orion_mk3; 02-07-2013 at 07:03 PM.
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