February 2013 Blog Chain

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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

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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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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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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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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 :)
 

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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 :)
 

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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.
 

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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.

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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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."
 
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