November 22nd, 2021


Thankful for Monday? Nah.

Happy Monday!  If you’re here in the US, this is Thanksgiving week and I hope that you all have something to be thankful for this year.  November and December are tough months for me, but I have so much more positive in my life than negative and ya gotta hold onto that, right?


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

2. Last week’s challenges:
Word of the day
Weekend Challenge
Thursday Tropes
A to Z
Torrid Tuesdays
Really Random

3. Big Buddy is at 73%.  How are you doing?  I’m not even close, but that’s okay, too.  I’ll get there eventually.  The signup post for November is here.  Feel free to join in anytime.

asphaltcowgrrl –  10,950                                                                                                                 
agdhani –   36,500
cmk418 –  36,500
skargasm –  7,300
blackrose_17 – 36,500
flipflop_diva – 18,250
apachefirecat – 10,950
simplyn2deep - 730

4. The Daily Count challenge is going strong.  Check the current post here to see when you’re up next.   (ETA: as I’m typing this post, it’s lunchtime PST on Nov 21st, so there isn’t a new post for the count yet.  Just FYI, I’m not losing it.  Well, not any more than usual anyway.)

5. The long challenge For November is Nano!  Check the tag here as agdhani has been posting some great info and prompts the last two weeks.

What do you have planned for this week?  Let us know what you’ve got on your plate so we can cheer you on.  If you’d doing Nano this year, let us know how that’s coming along as well.  Let’s have a great week everyone!
Bo head on
  • agdhani

NaNoWriMo 2021! Day 38/Day 22

Advice: Ask for help with things you usually do. For me, it's the household stuff, cooking dinners and laundry, things I like to stay on top of to make life easier in general. Those things tend to slide in November, and I care less when my family knows it's going to happen, and they're willing to help.

Prompt: Write from the perspective of a character who has your dream job. What is their life like?

dwell in possibility

Word of the Day 11/22/21 Penumbral

Penumbral (adjective)
penumbral [ pi-nuhm-bruhl ]

1. Astronomy.
a. of, causing, or being the partial shadow outside the complete shadow of an opaque body, such as a planet, where the light from the source of illumination is only partly cut off: Four consecutive total lunar eclipses in a row, without any penumbral eclipses in between, are known as a tetrad.
Compare umbral 2a.
b. relating to or being the grayish marginal portion of a sunspot: An average eye can see a sunspot with a penumbral diameter of at least 41 arcseconds.
Compare umbral 2b.
2. relating to or being a shadowy, indefinite, or marginal area: The apple trees provide penumbral lighting that is perfect for studying, thinking, or even a nap. // While the beneficiaries of corruption fête themselves with cocktail nights and caviar dreams, its victims wander a penumbral existence.
3. U.S. Law. of or relating to the set of rights implicit in the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights: The wealthy, like everyone else, are entitled to the full enjoyment of the Constitution's express and penumbral guarantees.

Sometimes pe·num·brous [pi-nuhm-bruhs] .

Origin: penumbra + -al

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