Well, it's the Monday after the sadness and anger that happened in New Zealand on Friday, and there's a lot in the news today about gun laws and vigils and the deaths of the unfortunate 50 people that were killed by a terrorist in what should have been the safety of their Mosques. As a New Zealander I am shocked and saddened - and yes, angered too - that someone should be allowed to do something this scary and hateful in my own country.
I read through the list of the dead today (with photogrpahs of most of them and comments about who they were and where they were from) and all I can say is that the murderer clearly had no regard for who he was killing. The oldest was 71 and the youngest 3 years old. THREE, for goodness sake. All of them had stories of their different backgrounds; some born in NZ; many born in different countries around the world. They were all New Zealanders. We have lost some of our own. #WeAreAllOnePeople.
This will affect all of NZ, but we must not let the hatred win, and we will go on. Muslims - and all people who love others as themselves - will always be welcome here.
Anyway, now I have that said - not that I will forget in any hurry - let's do what we can to inspire love and friendship to all in our little comm. What will you do towards this in the week ahead? Whether it's words of love or graphics here at the comm, or something more important in real life, here's where you can tell me what you're planning!
Here are the reminders and other things you need to help kick you off for the week:
1 – FLASH CHALLENGE – Your Monday prompt is - All You Need is Love Give me 100 words or a graphic for the sake of saying you’ve done it!
2 – Reminder of last week’s challenges:
Behemoth - Tabula Rasa - 15
SWF - WC: Irish Slang - Futilitarian
Prodigal - Halidom - Slow Sated Sunday (SSS)
3 – Big Buddy 58% - Are you all on schedule so far this month? (I am nowhere near, but eh... I'll do better this week?)
asphaltcowgrrl - 11,600
agdhani - 29,000
katyastarling - 8,700
sharpiesgal - 5,800
jennytork - 29,000/2.9
simplyn2deep - 2,900
cmk418 - 2,900
haldoor - 1,798
shinysylver - 4,060
bizarra - 5,800
dracosdreamer - 580
flipflop_diva - 5,800
jstabe - 5,800
kaige68 - 1,798
4 – This month's challenge is Three Sentence Fic! If you need help or just want to cheer others on, check out these posts for inspiration and comment!
5 – Don't forget to collect your Bingo Reward Banner from this post if you completed a Bingo in February!
6 – Also, I am currently working on the Weekend Challenge schedule; if you wanted to give it a go and didn't put your name down at the end of last year, comment here with any dates you can't do between now and the end of July, and let me know if you'd like to do one, two or three weekends!
Let's care for each other out there, everyone, and let's make words!