Thursday, 30 June 2011

K is for Kittens! Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday


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Here, this cutey has just recently opened its eyes!


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K is for kittens! My first cat, Cajsa, gave birth to five kittens April 5th. This is a stripey kit that we still are not sure whether it is a boy or a girl. My son Erik wants it to be a boy and he calls him "Kalle". I secretly call her "Mathilda", just in case...


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This skinny little fellow was given extra food and happily has caught up with his siblings as far as weight and size are concerned. He peeped a lot, and is still called "Peep"!


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Sara Cat made herself scarce while all of this was going on.


Best wishes,
Anna

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Sunday, 26 June 2011

"Dear John"- Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 60



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Saturday Centus is Mrs Jenny Matlock's writing meme that has participants write up to 100 words to a given prompt. To celebrate the 60th week, we are only to use 60 words with a two-word-prompt, "Dear John".

This is my text:
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This is Sanna's reply to a letter from John Tell:

Dear John,

I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful woman.

My divorce was final in April. The children and I moved to a smaller apartment with a bed-sofa in the livingroom, that you can use, if your work takes you to Sweden.

Regards,
Sanna

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Wordcount according to WordCalc: 60

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Best wishes,
Anna


P.S.
Whenever I write about Sanna, I am writing purely fictional texts, even if Sanna's life borrows content from my own. There is no "John Tell". He is inspired by several different boys I knew in school. Since John Tell is an American, he will give Sanna someone for whom she can explain about life in Sweden. He may be worth the fictional airfare, just for that purpose, as tourist and old aquaintance.

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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Within the Stone - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 59


Ring design & photo copyright Renathe Schneider

To illustrate this week's text, I have borrowed an image from the Etsy shop of a Swedish jewellery designer, Renathe Schneider, Design Renathe Schneider - Resin jewelry. Renathe Schneider's beautiful ring has a real mosquito captured in resin.
Please visit her Etsy shop here. Click on the photo for more information about this misquito-resin-ring:

Jenny Matlock

Welcome to Saturday Centus Week 59!
Saturday Centus is Mrs. Jenny Matlock's writing theme where participants are asked to write a text - a story or poem - with a limit of 100 words plus a written prompt.

This week's prompt, suggested by Jeff


at Tennessee Mudbug, is: ...within the stone...

This is my text:
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Removing her glasses, she held the thin piece of amber close to her myopic eyes, and let the light from the window reveal what was trapped within the stone, "Is this a mosquito?"
"Yes", replied the bearded man wearing a white lab coat. "We found several excellent specimens at the dig site. This particular piece of amber was found very near the fossilised remains of that archaeopteryx*."
"What are you going to do with the misquito? You're not thinking about trying to extract DNA from it, are you?"
He smiled a sly smile, "Of course not. Why would I want to do that?"

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Wordcount according to WordCalc: 100


Best wishes,
Anna




P.S.
This is my nod to the film Jurastic Park. Thanks Jeff! I love your prompt! I wrote this in one sweep and stopped at exactly 100 words, without having to edit that much at all. My SC-text is no masterpiece, but it was fun to write. I haven't read anyone else's text yet, and am guessing that there will be several posts similar to this one.

For more fun with dinosaurs please visit Wikipedias page here.
*Archaeopteryx is a bird-dinosaur. Learn more about the connection between dinosaurs and birds here.

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Saturday, 11 June 2011

The (Garden) Wall - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 58

Jenny Matlock

Saturday Centus is Mrs. Jenny Matlock's writing theme in which participants are asked to write a story with a limited number of words based upon a given prompt and are to keep the content and language PG (=decent enough for children to read).

This week's prompt is "The wall was built long ago".
Normally we only get to use 100 words (the name "Centus" means 100) but this week we are allotted up to 200 words besides the six words of the prompt! Yippee!
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Here is my text:

Ten-year-old Melany Turnbull had returned to England, after her parents had died of cholera in India. She came to live with distant relatives in a huge house with hundreds of rooms. No one seemed to care much about Melany, so she wandered alone to amuse herself. One day she discovered her invalid cousin, Cedric, in one of the rooms. He seemed to have lost interest in life. Melany thought that it might help him to breathe some fresh air, so she pushed him in his wheel-chair out to the rose-garden.

There was a wall on one side of the rose-garden that had a locked door. The wall was built long ago, at the same time as the manor. Melany climbed one of the apple trees to get a better look. She saw that there was an overgrown, neglected, but probably a once very beautiful, garden there. A secret garden. Cook said that her ladyship had loved flowers and that this was her own garden. When her ladyship suddenly died, his lordship was heart-broken and locked the door. He never let anyone in the garden again.
Melany was determned to see the secret garden and then show Cedric. But first she needed to find the key.
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Wordcount acording to WordCalc: 200
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Best wishes,
Anna

P.S.
This text is essentially a summary of the well-known children's classic The Secret Garden. I am not being very original this week. I am just taking this story as the starting point for this excerise. I have changed the names. They are not Melany and Cedric. I have the book at home, but I am too lazy to look up what their names are. I loved reading this novel. I read it first as an adult. I highly recommend it.

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Sunday, 5 June 2011

Tina has just curated a new Etsy treasury: Mermaids' Secret Garden




Best wishes,
Anna



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Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 57

Jenny Matlock

Saturday Centus is a writing theme in which participants are asked to write a given number of words to a prompt. This week's prompt is "The End". We can only use 25 words with the prompt to tell our story.

Here is my text:
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Mr Butler abandons Miss O'Hara in this last scene before the words "The End" appear on the screen. Always the optimist, Scarlett exclaims: "Tomorrow is another day."
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Wordcount: 25

Best wishes,
Anna


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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

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