Sat/Sun, Sept. 18+19

the word of the week brought to you by Brennachan
Sunday’s flash fiction read was this one from @reflexfiction on Twitter
click the pic to read it

Wheel spin both days drew the Edison Deck journal prompts.


The highlight this weekend is the three CAS submissions who will star in our community created stories that are posted below.





And last but not least here are three videos that came up in discussion, just for fun.

Sat/Sun Sept. 11+12



I absolutely LOVE alleyways. I travel most often to places of old history and culture. Old cities are full of alleyways so here in the alleys I think many stories can be born. What is your vision of an alleyway? There are endless possibilities.



Sunday’s Flash Fiction reading was a metaphorical beauty of a read.
Click the pic to read it for yourself over at Reflex Fiction.



It’s HOT

Created for the Monthly Simlit Short Story Challenge
More info can be found HERE

I was very much inspired by the two days in my Twitch stream where we discussed many variations of the HOT theme. Also… you have to know about these amazing pets meticulously hand painted by Pugowned.

Sat/Sun – Sept 4 + 5

So this is what happened this week…
This week’s main shout out is to Simmed Up Magazine
https://simmedup.co.uk/

“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” — Anonymous


I really wanted to watch this together on stream today. In an elective media class I took in University we watched Blade Runner literally frame by frame. My favourite theme that I focused on was that of photographs. This scene stuck with me all of these years later.

Photography is woven into my world view. Photos and the art of taking them, has layers of meaning for me. One that I often encourage is to take a photo each day. It can be anything. Looking at the world around you with meaning and mindfulness is enriching. In my opinion.


Shout out for this simtographer on Simstagram that always catches my eye. They use reshade to get their look, and give us the additional tip to “learn how to work with the light”. Check them out.
https://www.instagram.com/simnematography_gj/
Learn a new word and something about photography.
This isn’t technically a true vertorama, but it has that up and down imagery vs the side to side of a panorama.

I didn’t end up taking many photos here, but I used it to show some camera tricks. RGR makes some great lots for story set designs though so be sure to check them out.

We were exploring some different camera tips and techniques today and captured a few story-worthy photos.


I read this wonderful flash fiction story today and I recommend you read it too.
Click the pic to get there…
Today’s stream was inspired by this fantastic instagram page. Check them out!

WRITING PROMPT

Write for 5 minutes anything that this image sparks in your imagination.

We created photo collages today inspired by the Nothing is Ordinary Instagram above

Let your heart soar.
Have a great week.

Next week’s theme Alleyways. HERE

Saturday/Sunday Aug 28-29

Below is an example for inspiration.

Peapod created a fabulous little art class and took this photo.

A few list prompts to get you thinking about academic themes and get ideas for writing:
The idea of lists is to start to focus on a theme and look for what sparks your writer’s imagination.

List things you would like to learn about or learn to do

List things that you are proud of yourself for having learned

List your favourite subjects or things you learned in school

List stories, movies, series’ that are about or set in a school setting


Today’s wheel spin rolls…

If you do colour it then be sure to tag me so I can see it.


Try using the word of the day sometime this week.
Thanks to everyone who joined in today. See you next week.
See the next theme HERE

Saturday/Sunday, Aug 21-22



“I am your dwarf. I am the enemy within. I am the boss of your dreams. See. Your hand shakes. It is not palsy or booze. It is your doppelganger trying to get out. Beware.” Anne Sexton

“They say that when you meet somebody that looks just like you, you die.” P. Wish


Today’s writing prompt spins… above and below.

Sending out well wishes to Mena and her husband today. xo

Sentence Stems for Writing Warmup

If I had a doppelganger I would get them to…

My alternate universe/reality doppelganger would be…


Today’s spin was a Believe Card

Goth Family post apocalyptic doppelganger micro story panels will post soon.

Saturday/Sunday, Aug. 14-15

Saturday and Sunday were tied together with the theme of HOT that aligns with the Monthly Simlit Short Story Challenge. Find out more if you would be interested in joining this month with your short story.
https://lisabeesims.com/2021/08/08/monthly-simlit-short-story-challenge-august-2021-theme/

If you can use the word “febrile” in your story, a new Sim in CAS, or micro-simlit (a single image with a few lines of text that tell a story) then tag me and use #minraedminis as the hashtag.
Keep scrolling for the prompts and inspirations shared over the two weekend streams.

Saturday’s spin of inspiration wheel…


Today’s creative spark came from using the first submission for the HOT #minraedminis, Lady Valentina and the home that I gave her in stream today.

words that either mean hot or are used to describe hot in metaphorical ways maybe helpful

Then continued on Sunday…

Cee Weed

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the Twitch stream and contributed to the fun that ended with this beautifully scary creature. Created for GLovelysQCC challenge.

Sunday, August 8th

Thank you everyone who joined for our story and writing stream today.
I hope you enjoyed it. I am open to feedback on what worked or didn’t.
If this word inspires you then try to include it in a story or photo.

RIGHT BRAIN WARMUP
a short writing exercise to get the creative juices flowing
today we started with a list prompt

List foods you disliked as a child.
Think of these memories. Does it spark a little story or journal entry perhaps?
Write whatever comes to mind for 5 minutes after you have made your list.


today’s wheel spin gave us Power Word
use this word for energy, introspection or write a little something