Month: October 2015

It was a dark and stormy night…

Happy Halloween! It’s time for a spooky creative writing exercise! Write nonstop for fifteen minutes, beginning with “It was a dark and stormy night…” Don’t worry about grammar or spelling. Just write for fifteen minutes and have fun. That’s what it’s all about. Below is what I did in fifteen minutes. Don’t let this picture …

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My 366-day photography project: week twelve

It’s Monday! The day for the weekly update of my 366-day photography challenge. It is hard to believe that almost three months have passed since I began the challenge. I am nearly one-quarter of the way through this project. Summer has melted into autumn. My green world has exploded into warm colors and flying leaves. …

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autumn colors in haiku

Pumpkins large and smalldecorate porches and doorsOctober colors. Green leaves become redand then flutter from the treescarpeting the ground. Big muddy pumpkinafter a chilly rainfallit is harvest time. Deep red maple leavestime etched in jagged edgesshare silent stories. Taste of the seasonacorn and butternut squashbaked with brown sugar. Sit on a tree stump,by the calmness …

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Lewiston’s scary and not-so-scary Halloween characters

Halloween does not feel like Halloween without decorations, either autumnal or scary. There has to be a few pumpkins and a few scarecrows and a few skeletons and other characters to give Halloween that special look.  But where did all those scary and not-so-scary things come from? Why do we have a “Halloween”?There was a …

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