July 20th, 2020


Happy Monday!

Guess what?  It’s Monday and you get me again!  How’s that for luck (good or bad, your choice)?  Anyway, how’s life treating you?  Is it hotter than the devil’s backside where you are?  Or, are you blessed to be in the middle of winter right now? Either way I hope you’re doing well and that you’re being productive – words, graphics, stitches, books, whatever makes you happy.


1. Flash Challenge!  Your flash challenge prompt is: stripes.  Give me 100 words or a graphic and I’ll reward you with my undying love and admiration. 

2. Last week’s challenges:

Escapism - SoupçonHitherto - Weekend ChallengeBailiwickCPosterityKaput697Fortune Cookie - Syncopate

3. Big Buddy is at 65%!  How are we doing so far?  I’m stoked that I’ve surpassed my monthly goal despite the fact it took my boys being jerks to get me here. Haha.

asphaltcowgrrl – 9,750
agdhani –    42,250
cmk418 –   1,950
bizarra –     6,500
skargasm – 9.750
thatwasjustadream – 3,250
flipflop_diva – 9,750

July’s post is here, there’s always time to join in!

4. The Daily Count challenge schedule is here so go forth and check when you’re up next!

5. Our current monthly challenge is Pool Party!  This is always a fun one because you get to play in new fandoms.  You can find the rules and info post here.   You can also find a fandom post here if you’re looking for possible suggestions.  I had a crazy idea last year (to write a fic in a foreign language) and I might have to see if I can attempt that again this year.

I think that’s everything covered!  Here’s to an amazing week no matter what you focus your energy on.  Happy Monday everyone!   

Word of the Day 07/20/20 Paternal

Paternal (adjective)
paternal [ puh-tur-nl ]
(previously 06-16-13)

1. characteristic of or befitting a father; fatherly: a kind and paternal reprimand.
2. of or relating to a father.
3. related on the father's side: one's paternal grandfather.
4. derived or inherited from a father: paternal traits.

pa·ter·nal·ly, adverb
non·pa·ter·nal, adjective
non·pa·ter·nal·ly, adverb
un·pa·ter·nal, adjective
un·pa·ter·nal·ly, adverb

benevolent, concerned, protective, solicitous, vigilant, patrimonial, patrilineal

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1. See fatherly.

Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin paternālis, equivalent to Latin patern(us) paternal (pater father + -nus adj. suffix) + -ālis -al

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.