What Is Happening Today on Gather ~ Tuesday February 4, 2014

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I have been viewing some amazing stories submitted by gather members lately.  You will love these stories from members who you respect.

Gather member Andrea Pearson text me tonight and said that her Grandmother passed away today. She has been having a hard time lately. My heart just goes out to her. If you would like to send her a message, you can post it in the comment area of her latest post by clicking the link in the following WE posts.

  

I have made an arrangement to host a contest on Gather.  This winner of this contest will receive a FREE copy of author MaryLu Tynall’s book.  You can find out more about this author and her books in the contest post. To enter the contest, you just need to ask her a question in the comment area of the contest post.  You will find all the directions by following the link below.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCING NEW FORMAT:

For the next few weeks, I will add all the latest prompts to the Gather Writing Essential (WE) group at the beginning of each Today post.  I will also be adding any contests that are current.  I will be actively seeking contests for your enjoyment. So check back each day for updates.

 

Following the above format will the latest posts!  Yep, I will still be promoting your posts but I will need your help.

  

IMPORTANT REQUEST 

PLEASE Remember to add your links to your latest posts in the comment area of this post and I will spotlight them in the next edition.

  

UPDATE ON TODAY ON GATHER post:

I will be sending out mass emails each day or at least try too in an attempt to promote your posts and groups.  I tried not sending them but members seem to not look for them.

 So PLEASE Do Not Make My Emails As SPAM. You can just hit the delete button if you do not want to read them.  I will be announcing updates from gather and new contests in the Today post as well and you really do not want to miss those.

 Thanks for understanding.

 Connie

YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING IS VERY GOOD AND IT IS A CONTEST ON GATHER NOT AN OUTSIDE SITE.
 
CONTEST
I have made arrangements with Historical Fiction author MaryLu Tyndall to host a question & answer using my questions as well as yours.  One lucky member who asks a question

CURRENT WRITING ESSENTIAL PROMPT BY SUNDAY EDITOR

 
 Sunday Writing Essential (SunWe, 02/02/14, Pink Bows and Groundhogs)   Happy Groundhog Day! This week you get a theme and an easy, nearly a free write, challenge. You may write . . .
CURRENT WRITING ESSENTIAL PROMPT BY MONDAY EDITOR SHARON
 Here is a medieval image I did many years ago. It is going to be saved to my spotlight on my profile page. Hope you can enlarge it there. Write me a story about the Middle Ages. You can follow . . .

CURRENT WRITING ESSENTIAL PROMPT BY TUESDAY EDITOR Jules

Message GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS!!! I am so glad to be back. (I’m getting a little help in typing this.) have had nerve damage effecting my hands. This week I have decided to . . .

 

 

 

CURRENT WRITING ESSENTIAL PROMPT BY WEDNESDAY EDITOR René Allen

 WEWE ~ YesYes ~ Gather Writing Essential prompt for January 29th, 2014 “COMPOSITION FLOW!” KEEP THE WRITING FLOWING with both prompts (Challenges)… January . . .

CURRENT WRITING ESSENTIAL PROMPT BY THURSDAY EDITOR

* This Challenge is dedicated to people who know the value of preparation. I still have a collection of challenges to offer for Thursday but another more pressing challenge has . . .


 

CURRENT WRITING ESSENTIAL PROMPT BY FRIDAY EDITOR Andrea

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Howdy, Everyone! I’m trying to come to a happy medium where posting is concerned. I don’t have time to put up weekly prompts (if you can’t tell… :-)) so I’m going to try for . . .

CURRENT WRITING ESSENTIAL PROMPT BY SATURDAY EDITOR Sarah

Okay, fellow Gatherites, this week’s challenge is very special. And I can almost guarantee you that it has never been attempted.  You may now have noticed if you’ve followed my weekly . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 SHIFTING WINDS Nonstop on the 24-7 Millennial Train Apologies in advance to Millennials from a diehard and secretly envious Boomer who is firmly planted on the other side of the generational . . .

 

 

This picture was taken by Jerry Salamone on April 14, 2001 at Sunset. Please contact Jerry via salamone@frontiernet.net for a higher

 

 

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A Looney Tale   Be very, very quiet, I’m hunting groundhogs. Specifically, the illusive, infamous bandit groundhog. Raider Roger. For years, on February 2nd, this malicious marmot has . . .

 

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Ice Ice Baby So, th’ winter of ’13-’14 has been a mite chilly here in beautiful downtown Michigan… all of it! But the last couple of days have been something special. Monday . . .

 

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We had 160 acres. Not a lot. A lot more than many will have. I managed to plant 25000 trees on the perimeter, fruit on the outside, where a harvester could reach. I dug a winding trench . . .

 The Challenge: Write a story, fiction or non-fiction, or a poem that includes the phrase “pretty, pink bow” (it can be any kind of bow) and mentions a groundhog. . . . more

 

Remembering Smiling Faces by Heather L Campbell January 29, 2014   I was walking and came upon a wide stone bridge…. The water was sparkling blue that flowed underneath. . . .

 

January 25, 2014 03:22 PM EST (shared with group: January 25, 2014) — Research is not easy for me because I grew up in that age when there was no Internet. There were no computers. When you needed to do research you went to the library and waded through thousands of . . .

 

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 THE ROAD TO VICTORY © 2014 by David Wainland “Storm the castle? You’re kidding right?” “Not!” “But my liege, my lord, my . . .

 

 

I remember when I was young, my dad had an old female hound dog and she had a litter of pups one summer. and to provide food for them she would catch ground Hogs. My dad and brothers kept count of how . . .

Janua This was written to make me laugh away a horrible roommate situation, for fear that if I didn’t find humor in it, I’d go mad. Enjoy! THE ROOMMATE Her corpse hath risen from the . . .

 

(posted just because I felt like writing a prose poem today)     I finished the letter last week.  It took two months before I believed in it.   It said, . . .

 

 

I did it on New Year’s eve, maybe not the best idea they’re probably on a break and it will take longer to get back to me. Here it is almost a month later and I’m losing my mind! I’m mentally composing . . .

 

CONGRATULATIONS DOUG!

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Papa Doug’s Light Book of Little Verse

February 01, 2014 02:05 AM EST — Granting for a moment a concept of god does exist, how would you define your version of god? Now I have my own conceptualization of god, that I will explain below. What I would like from each of you . . .

 

Although I’m rather favorably disposed toward the necessity of advertising to promote business, I do have severe reservations with the current type of distorted advertising, which is becoming . . .

 

TEACHER: Why are you late? STUDENT: Class started before I got here. ____________________________________ TEACHER: John, why are you doing your . . .

 

There was supposed to be a photograph of a man walking five steps ahead, followed by his three wives with this, that doesn’t seem to have materialized_______. Barbara Walters, of 20/20, did a story . . .

 

 Football fans tuned into the 2013 NFL season in BIG numbers. According to The Nielsen Company, the 2013 regular season reached 205 million unique viewers, representing 81 percent of all television homes . . .

 

 In celebration of Super Bowl XLVIII, the first Super Bowl played in the New York/New Jersey region, the NFL, Bloomingdale’s and The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) are teaming up . . .

 

Well today, I had one of the most enjoyable days that I have had for quite some time. My family brought me a ticket so that I could enjoy myself flying a Boeing 747 anywhere in the world of because I . . .

 

Sometimes in life, one has to wonder why we bother getting up in the mornings.  Now that has got you wondering what I am on about. Well you see everything is going downhill for the warmegedisnests . . .

 

 

 Super Bowl Hijack Proves Government Cannot Protect You   Man penetrates multi-million dollar security ring with excuses and fake pass . . .

February 04, 2014 04:59 AM EST — Uncle Clarence was a bear of a man and always good for a tale or two. It had been a bitterly cold President’s Day, yet many relatives came to our home to celebrate that evening. We had a bountiful . . .

 

February 03, 2014 02:33 AM EST — Roy was a nice young man the neighbors liked. He had never been in trouble and his boyish good looks made that artificial. He liked girls, but he had never kissed one. His thoughts all over the place . .

 

 

 

 PeopleReads (Free and Bargain eBooks) is giving away a KINDLE PAPERWHITE & Amazon Gift Cards! Subscribe to Peoplereads for a chance to . . .

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE SEVENTY-FIVE?
by Wilhelmine E.

Much more awesome than expected Though I long to be disconnected For the simple reason: I need to season Weird thoughts that apply to the world passing by. Often surprised . . .

 SunWE, 02/02/04 GROUNDHOG DAY A groundhog with face furred and pointed, Who awoke feeling limp and disjointed, With a lurch did arise To peer out at the skies Then returned . . .

 THE HAPPIEST ENDING EVER. Luke Goddard was on his way to the bridge over the big river, not to cross to the other side but to jump to his death and end it all. It had been on his mind . . .

 

 THE LI GHTNING FLASH It was the bleakest of days. Winds, stirred into being in far off lands and over foreign oceans, whipped from the shore and tore into the land. The skies overhead maintained . . .

 

 THE VISITORS Conquail Jones coughed quietly and discreetly, and then gazed fixedly at those around him. “ The truth is this,” he said even more quietly than the cough, “and . . . more

The amount of your income, filing status, age and other factors determine if you must file. Even if you don’t have to file a tax return, there are times when you should. Here are five good reasons . . .

 

 These days, most people use a computer to prepare and e-file their tax forms. It’s easy, because tax software selects the right form for you. If you file on paper, you’ll need to pick the . . .

 

Free Tax Preparation
by Bob B.
 Each year millions of people have their tax returns prepared for free by volunteers. These volunteers are part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. . . .

 

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