Susan Staneslow Olesen: a Memory of Blue

Another amazing story written for Writer’s Unite!’s “Write the Story” project. Each story has brought an imaginative perspective on the January photo prompt. Today’s story by Susan Staneslow Olesen is excellent. Be sure to visit her FB author page (link at the bottom of the page) and like and follow this terrific author.

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Welcome to Write the Story! Each month Writers Unite! will offer a writing prompt for writers to create a story from and share with everyone. WU! wants to help our members and followers to generate more traffic to their platforms. Please check out the authors’ blogs, websites, Facebook pages and show them support. We would love to hear your thoughts about the stories and appreciate your support!

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January 2019 Prompt

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A Memory of Blue

By Susan Staneslow Olesen

Cold bit into Loro’s face. He knew the cold would be brutal, but up here, with nothing to hide behind, the wind drove the cold through every stitch-hole in his clothing. His helmet kept his head warm, his goggles kept his eyes from drying out and his eyelids from freezing, but one still needed to…

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Leah Pryor’s “Conquering the Mountain” is today’s entry in Writers Unite!’s Write the Story project. Be sure to like Leah’s FB author page, link below.

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Welcome to Write the Story! Each month Writers Unite! will offer a writing prompt for writers to create a story from and share with everyone. WU! wants to help our members and followers to generate more traffic to their platforms. Please check out the authors’ blogs, websites, Facebook pages and show them support. We would love to hear your thoughts about the stories and appreciate your support!

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January 2019 Prompt

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Conquering the Mountain

By: Leah Pryor

The only sound Mitchell could hear was the crunching that the newly-fallen snow and the hard ice made under his ski boots. The air was thin up here and it took him really focusing on getting a deep breath to fill his lungs. He had no idea that it would be so hard to breathe! But the…

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David Reiss: Solo Ascent

Another fantastic story from the January collection of Writers Unite!’s Write the Story. Today’s post is a great story from David Reiss. Enjoy and please check out David’s website! (Link is on the post). Enjoy!!!

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Welcome to Write the Story! Each month Writers Unite! will offer a writing prompt for writers to create a story from and share with everyone. WU! wants to help our members and followers to generate more traffic to their platforms. Please check out the authors’ blogs, websites, Facebook pages and show them support. We would love to hear your thoughts about the stories and appreciate your support!

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January 2019 Prompt

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Solo Ascent

By David Reiss

Mark pulled his goggles from his face and tucked them under one arm, squinting against the frigid wind; snowflakes scoured his face, but removing the fogged eye-protection allowed the field researcher to confirm that his wrist-computer’s screen was dead.

“Damnit,” he swore. Even with the sea of clouds whipping below the peak and obscuring the landscape below, Mark…

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D.L. Tillery: Lost in the Clouds

D. L. Tillery’s poem written for the Write the Story prompt may be few words, but they are powerful. A wonderful, heartfelt poem. Enjoy and please click on her blog and follow her!

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Welcome to Write the Story! Each month Writers Unite! will offer a writing prompt for writers to create a story from and share with everyone. WU! wants to help our members and followers to generate more traffic to their platforms. Please check out the authors’ blogs, websites, Facebook pages and show them support. We would love to hear your thoughts about the stories and appreciate your support!

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Lost in the Clouds

By D.L. Tillery

As life leaves me bare I seek the clouds of
despair.
If freedom was my mother I would suffer, I would feel the warmth of her bosom even in the coldness of her stare…Yet is it fear
that’s put me there?
Here I climb to the peak, am I lost or am I
free?
When I listen I hear…

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Michele Sayre: WRITING INSPIRATION BULLOCKS

Writers Unite! Admin Michele Sayre has a different take on the advice writing “experts” often give regarding the value of writing every day.

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I’m sure there is someone out in this world who would love to slap my mouth shut for putting those three words together in today’s blog title. But sometimes I feel like all I see when it comes to writing is finding the motivation and inspiration to write instead of complete works of writing instead.

So in response to all that glorious writing motivation and inspiration I say this:

You don’t have to write.

I know you may feel like if you don’t write your brain is going to explode or all your wonderful ideas and stories will just die with you and take a few million years to regroup from the stardust of your demise. But that’s not going to happen because you felt like you had to write, but because you went out and wrote then edited the crap out of what you wrote till it shined like…

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Calliope Njo – Snow Angel

Calliope Njo​ is the author of today’s Write the Story selection. A lovely tale with a bit of spirit. Don’t forget to visit Calliope’s blog and follow her!

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Welcome to Write the Story! Each month Writers Unite! will offer a writing prompt for writers to create a story from and share with everyone. WU! wants to help our members and followers to generate more traffic to their platforms. Please check out the authors’ blogs, websites, Facebook pages and show them support. We would love to hear your thoughts about the stories and appreciate your support!

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Snow Angel

By Calliope Njo

I noticed her from a distance. I knew it would take a few seconds to reach her. I swooshed down the hill, came to a stop and looked around where she paused. A snow angel would be the sole remnants under that towering tree.

My old instructor would tell me to get my head out of the clouds and onto the…

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Adam J. Johnson – Mindset Matters

Adam Johnson shares another Live Limitless article about how your mindset matters when you approach your writing career. A very valuable discussion for all of us as to how we can improve our attitude and be more successful.

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Writing challenges us in many ways. It can be frustrating, right? It can also be a real source of joy and accomplishment. So, why do we let writing frustrate us? We know that it’s something we love to do. We know that we feel great when we’ve finally written “The End” on a long project, or we’ve finished up that last round of editing—and yet, it still frustrates us. Our old friend self-doubt stops by for a visit and always overstays its welcome. Why do you think that is? We are so excited for the projects we start, and then the doubt crawls in. “What if I get rejected?” “I’m probably not talented enough to get this published.” Does any of that sound familiar? That is your mindset taking hold of your actions.

Mindset affects every aspect of your life, even if you don’t recognize it. A positive mindset leads…

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