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Happy Monday!

Wow, another week gone already?  Here in the desert, we’ve already bypassed any semblance of spring and have moved right on into summer.  I can’t say that there’s anything exciting happening around these parts.  But that can be a good thing, too.  Gives me time to sit back, read, write, or whatever else might inspire me to be creative.  And that’s a win as far as I’m concerned.

Reminders:

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

2. Last week’s challenges:


3. Big Buddy 77%!  How are you doing?  Are you on track or woefully behind like I am?

asphaltcowgrrl – 11,550
simplyn2deep – 3,850
agdhani – 38,500
cmk418 – 1,155
candream – 1,925
craterdweller – 1,540
csichick_2 – 11,550
flipflop_diva – 6,160
lesbiancleophas – 11,550

4. April Challenges are in full swing!  The first is a WIP Push.  Grab those languishing WIPs and let’s make them into something great.  The second is a Crossover Challenge which is always fun.  I don’t know about you guys, but I love crossovers (but only when they’re done well).  I’m currently crossing two of my original fandoms and causing chaos.  But chaos is normal whenever a certain cowboy is involved.

Here’s to another great week everyone!  Shout out and let me know what kind of awesome has been going on in your world.

Comments

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agdhani
Apr. 23rd, 2018 12:23 pm (UTC)
I'm just shy of 50k...so I should reach my quota this morning. Editing isn't done, but that's not a surprise.
Pushing on...still got days in the month to go!

oh...and I've decided on the subject for my class project and have found more material then I can probably use...but that's okay. Gonna get it together soon.

Edited at 2018-04-23 12:24 pm (UTC)
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 23rd, 2018 04:13 pm (UTC)
Awesome, good luck hitting your goal! Congrats on figuring out what your class project will be, too.
simplyn2deep
Apr. 23rd, 2018 02:00 pm (UTC)
I'm double my word count thanks to the mad push I did at the beginning of the month to finish my H50 Big Bang fic, but I'm still going to finish writing the rest of the month
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 23rd, 2018 04:16 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Congrats on finishing your big bang fic as well. I did that last month and it was rough. Good luck with your writing for the rest of the month!
kaige68
Apr. 23rd, 2018 05:06 pm (UTC)
YOU ARE AWESOME!
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 23rd, 2018 05:33 pm (UTC)
RIGHT BACK ATCHA!
craterdweller
Apr. 23rd, 2018 09:55 pm (UTC)
I'm actually a bit ahead word count wise. Thanks to a single line bingo for trope_bingo and working on WIPs and crossovers for April's monthly challenges. April is usually a non-productive month for me too.
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 23rd, 2018 10:28 pm (UTC)
Awesome, congrats! I don't think I'm going to get my crossover fic/WIP done before the deadline, but I've added two chapters, so that's something.

Congrats on having a productive month!
cmk418
Apr. 23rd, 2018 11:58 pm (UTC)
I am ridiculously behind on the month, managing just 300 words going into today. (I did manage 217 on the flash prompt which I'll post separately, so thank you for that!)

It keeps trying to be winter here, but we did have a good day this weekend for which I'm grateful. Hockey season is over for the most part- the Blues didn't make the playoffs, but I have a lot of other teams that I have an interest in, so I'm still pretty consumed by it.

Have a great day!
cmk418
Apr. 24th, 2018 12:01 am (UTC)
Allergies (217 words)
For a blind date, it had gone well. Bernice was everything Jasper could possibly have wanted- pretty, smart, funny. Even better, she wasn’t shy about moving things to the next level, coming back with him to his apartment for a bout of sex.

All in all, it was a perfect evening, which prompted Jasper to do something he wouldn’t normally do. He stopped at a flower shop and ordered a dozen roses to be sent to Bernice at work.

He waited all day for a thank you call, but none came. Was it too soon, too desperate, he wondered. He mentally kicked himself for his impulse.

The next day, he got a call from Rod, the friend who had set him up with Bernice. “Well, buddy,” Rod said, “you sure made an impression. Right after, the delivery person set the roses down on her desk, Bernice started wheezing and coughing and passed out.”

“Holy shit.”

“Yeah, roses are as good as poison to her. I guess that allergies aren’t the usual first date conversation.”

“Jeez.”

“Next time, you might just send a ‘thank you’ note. She said to tell you thank you for the roses, by the way.”

Jasper sighed, but then it hit him. Next time. Rod said “next time”. Things weren’t so hopeless after all.
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org
Apr. 24th, 2018 03:23 am (UTC)
RE: Allergies (217 words)
Ha. I enjoyed this- but poor Jasper. :). He tried.
cmk418
Apr. 25th, 2018 03:06 am (UTC)
Re: Allergies (217 words)
Thank you! I feel a bit sorry for Jasper - romance meet reality. Yikes.
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 24th, 2018 05:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Allergies (217 words)
Hah! This is great. I agree with Dreamy though, Jasper gets an A for effort. :D
cmk418
Apr. 25th, 2018 03:06 am (UTC)
Re: Allergies (217 words)
I think he'll learn his lesson- no big romantic gestures until after the second date.
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 29th, 2018 03:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Allergies (217 words)
Smart boy. :D
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 24th, 2018 04:58 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I feel you on being behind but congrats on the words you have gotten!

Yuck, I wish that Mother Nature would get her act together soon. It's been too cold on the East Coast, it's getting too warm already here on the West... it's a mess. Sorry to hear your Blues lost, but that just means you're rooting for the Golden Knights now, right? (Hahaha... I kid, I kid!) Good luck to your remaining teams!
cmk418
Apr. 25th, 2018 03:11 am (UTC)
Well, since my most-disliked playoff teams (Colorado, Minnesota, LA & Anaheim) in the West have been eliminated, I will probably root for whichever team wins the Western Conference Final. I just hope to see some good hockey between now & then.
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 29th, 2018 03:09 pm (UTC)
Always nice when your most hated teams are out of the running, right? And seriously - a good game is what it's all about. :)
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org
Apr. 24th, 2018 03:42 am (UTC)
Here's to the week ahead! I managed to find some words tonight, hooray! Work stress is still an issue - pretty sure that's why I'm so hooked on running and knitting; they're constructive, but they also allow me to zone out. Engage hands/legs, disengage ruminating brain. :) Ah, well... . I'll have a new pair of socks, soon, and my niece will have a new blanket for her pup. I'll get my three runs in by Sunday. And hopefully this won't last forever.

The best news: It's textbook beautiful springtime here, finally - would bottle it and mail you some if I could!
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 24th, 2018 04:50 pm (UTC)
Yes! Congrats on finding the words and I'm sorry about work. I feel your pain there. Agreed - it's why I like to garden or even fold laundry, honestly. It takes no brain power and I can let my thoughts rest for a moment. But knitting and running are great things!

Wonderful! You guys have been having such a cruddy spring so far, it makes me happy to hear you've gotten some nice weather finally. Hahahaha... it was 95 here yesterday. I fear for July. LOL
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