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Weekend Writing Warriors #29!

Hellooooooooooo! Top of the muffin to you! I’m back again this week to share more from What’s Your EyeCue?ย I give Veronica Scott (and anyone else whose brain might go splodey from reading this) permission to skip my posts for a few weeks. As for the rest of you, enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Continuing from where we left off….

Kernels of popcorn burst onto the scene, and the roar of the fire stoked the excitement. The air crackled with anticipation, shooting sparks as an ember leapt from the fireplace.

โ€œOh great,โ€ muttered Arr, sizing up his team, โ€œweโ€™re gonna lose.โ€

And just like that, the sizzle turned to fizzle.

Ele frowned. โ€œWhy do you say that, sugar?โ€ she asked in a southern drawl.

Wye spun around to face her, and in a baritone voice he bellowed, โ€œYou talkinโ€™ to me?โ€

Ele primly shook her head. โ€œNo, why are we gonna lose?โ€

Arr nodded to Cue who was directly to his left, and the team collectively sighed in despair.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!ย 

My days of teaching art are behind me. I started out this semester teaching one visual arts and two integrated arts courses, and I was scared and unprepared and worried about getting paint in bad places. I’d never taught art before, you see. But, as the weeks rolled along, I discovered my inner artist. I call her Zeniqua. I created works of art right along with my students, and we had a lot of fun together in our little paint-splattered world. I shall miss it greatly. Enjoy your week ahead, my friends! As Miss Frizzle would say, “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!” ๐Ÿ˜€

8 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #29!”

  1. Charmaine Gordon says:

    What just happened, the reader pondered and turned the page. Fun and kind of goofy. Why not? Life is like that.

    Love, Charmaine

  2. Nancy Gideon says:

    Sizzle to fizzle. The life of the last one chosen on the team. Sigh. Wonderfully fun and addictive scene, Julie!

  3. Botanist says:

    Fun concept, and so much opportunity for “Who’s on first”-style misunderstandings with their names.

  4. Ed Hoornaert says:

    For a couple years back when I was a teacher in BC, I taught a course in creating Northwest Coast Indian art. Like you, I’m not into the visual arts, but I did enjoy doing that. ‘Zeniqua’ sounds like a great name for a Kwakiutl artist, too.

  5. Siren X Star says:

    This is so great! Love the southern drawl that’s in there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Caitlin Stern says:

    It’s tough to find a place for Cue–but there are a few winning combinations!

  7. Kimberly Gould says:

    This story is so much fun! I look forward to more!

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