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amanda_sheree: my baby, Annie, in my lap (Default)
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 01:59 am
Just a quick post to say I hit 60,000 words tonight.

In reading news, I bought The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan as well as The Brothers Grimm Volume II, 110 Grimmer Fairy Tales. The latter is for autumn/ Halloween season. Also on my autumn lineup are Frankenstein Mary Shelley (I'm due for a re-read) and The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

I will also be posting flash fiction, and may link to a blog I want to renew.
amanda_sheree: (pumpkins)
Thursday, August 15th, 2013 12:02 am
It's been a while since I last made a latch hook rug. I'm planning to create a Dalek soon (I finally made a sketch to use to convert to a pattern via leftsource.com), but I also ordered two latch hook kits and they're supposed to arrive tomorrow. Both of the ones I ordered are Halloween-themed.

I eagerly await autumn, partly because it won't be as horribly hot as it has been now. Next month, I'll have to make my to-read list for the season. I also look forward to the baking and to some of the more lighthearted Halloween-themed movies and specials that I love. Oh, and costumes. Maybe I'll do something with some friends, or just carve a pumpkin and pass out candy.

School starts next week! I'm hoping to be accepted into American Lit 2 (I'm on the wait list).

I hope to post more flash fiction here soon.
amanda_sheree: (jack-o-lantern)
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 04:51 pm
I've been making some progress on Tsirris (my alien story), and posted a few tidbits on my Tumblr: amandabohannan.tumblr.com/.  I also introduced one of the participants of a love triangle in another work-in-progress of mine.  The tag for only Tsirris stuff is here: www.tumblr.com/tagged/tsirris.

As evidenced above, I've taken a liking to Tumblr.  I'm using Twitter, too; it looks like I'm finally getting with the program. :p

Autumn is here (in the northern hemisphere, at least).  I absolutely adore fall, and I have so many fond memories of making (and then jumping in) leaf piles; of going on walks with my cousins and my grandma, shuffling my feet through all the fallen leaves.  It's such a gorgeous and breathtaking season.  Unfortunately, where I live currently, we don't get the brilliant colors and falling leaves so much.  To quote Craig Ferguson, "But the leaves in L.A. [Los Angeles] don't really change [in autumn].  Well, they do a little bit; they go from brown to on fire."

This autumn, I might finally write some answers to my fall/ Halloween prompts of last year.  And again, I plan to buy and read relevant novels.

If anyone would like to do the prompts as well, they are these:

"Scary torture nightclub
Festive levitating gala
Comedic supernatural love-interest
Extraterrestrial freaky orchestra
Secret mid-century painting"

The original post is here: 

amanda-sheree.dreamwidth.org/22054.html

Last year's October reading ideas are here: amanda-sheree.dreamwidth.org/21827.html.

This year, I hope finally to get around to The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.  If you have more suggestions, post them here.  We could always have book discussions amongst our journals, too.
amanda_sheree: autumn candy (autumn candy)
Thursday, September 29th, 2011 07:07 pm


For brainstorming purposes, I'm posting my five Halloween prompts a few days early. Use or answer them in any way you'd like; whether poems or prose, flash fiction or short stories. Even paintings or drawings or music. The prompt answers don't need to relate strictly to Halloween or autumn, though my prompt answers will probably have an autumn feel to them at the least.

As far as mediums go, mix and match! I may choose four of the five to be flash fictions, with the remaining prompt as a short story. Heck, I might even try a little poetry (I don't know if I'd post the results, though!).

It would be fun to make a contest of this, but participation will probably be low and I'd want a large pool of people to vote on their favorites. Another problem would be deciding among mediums, which would lead to more categories and more prizes, which I can't do right now. Hopefully people will have fun with this, though! Feel free to use prompts more than once, too. Make your answers as concrete or abstract as you'd like.

I made use of an iPhone app called IdeaGen to get combinations that I liked. Here are the prompts:

Scary torture nightclub
Festive levitating gala
Comedic supernatural love-interest
Extraterrestrial freaky orchestra
Secret mid-century painting

I plan to post mine as I complete them. And, go!