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.
Sims created by Elinor_Astrid, divanthesimmer, and Onyeka001 – find them in the gallery #minraedminis
SPECIAL NOTE – the little “horses” were created by Pugowned 🙂
And last but not least here are three videos that came up in discussion, just for fun.
I highly recommend reading The Fool and The Frog to learn about Salien’s parents and their species.
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.
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…
And a bonus colouring page that you can print. It goes with the Unicorns bit above…
If you do colour it then be sure to tag me so I can see it.
Journal prompts for Sunday… Listening Skills! Your kindergarten teacher was right. Listening is important! List a few times when someone didn’t listen to you and describe how it made you feel. Wanna bet you’ve done the same thing? Take a moment to consider whether you need to STFU when someone is speaking to you. How can you be a better listener?
Try using the word of the day sometime this week.
Retrolark gave it a go with a mini story inspired by the theme and the worries of a teacher returning to school. Then we created two additional shots of her prep for back to schoool.
Divanthesimmer submitted Klass Klown, a student upset with his professor and he wrote this poem story for us to work with creating story images.
Thanks to everyone who joined in today. See you next week. See the next theme HERE
Find each of these in the creators’ gallery or with the #minraedmini or #minraedminis hashtag.
“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 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.
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.
Above is what is called a sentence stem; try writing a short description of what is happening to lead to this image of a scorched sim.
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.
When you hear of me speaking of “micro simlit” this is what I am hoping to inspire – very short story bits with a corresponding image.
words that either mean hot or are used to describe hot in metaphorical ways maybe helpful
Then continued on Sunday…
The top rhyme is an old fashioned thing I used to hear my day say. The bottom one features Peapod’s #minraedminis submission. We made a set, a photo and Menabuchner wrote a little poem.
Thank you for joining in. I hope you enjoy the mindfulness and writer’s self care prompts for this week. For next week’s theme click HERE
I am not exactly sure when I knew I would actually streaming, but I went from no intention at all to full out planning. I’m glad I did it. So thank you everyone for your initial support as I get the feel for it all. Wish me luck on this journey
My first trial adventure was to share the plumbobber app that I so love as a way of starting off character creation. When I participated in the Plumbobber Sims challenges before it was the character that jump-started the story. Today the community helped me create this cutie patootie. She is in the gallery and you can find more about her
HERE Find out more about what the Plumbobber App can do for your creativity HERE I was introduced to this through a challenge held by Oneyeka001 on WordPress https://onyeka001.wordpress.com/plumbobber-sims/
I can’t believe who threw this name out there, I’m sorry. Anyway, the name Aubra Gine or Aubrey Gene came up and I loved it so much that I knew we needed this Sim to come to life. So this week we had a mini CAS challenge. I’ll show the at next Sunday stream. A writing prompt: I remember the exact colour of… Feel free to use this for a quick writing exercise. Above is the image I created after writing this for my writing club. And finally, a card to send everyone away with positive thoughts. I hope to see you again and to see more of you at future streams full of writing, creative prompts, inspiration, laughs, thoughtful mindfulness and self-love.
Dorian was created for #GLovelyQCC challenge – Quick Creativity CAS challenge – Sims books theme.
She is available in my gallery under ID Minraed or #GLovelyQCC – Sulani Summer Vacation (with a twist)
Follow GLovely on Twitter @lovely1_g , but the official challenge is hosted in the Sims forums HERE –
Quick Creativity CAS Challenge GLovelysQCC — The Sims Forums
Dorian is a notorious, but loveable rogue. He takes no sides and he isn’t afraid to play the part, fake his loyalties, or anything else to make a few credits. So how is it that a galactic privateer ends up here in his home town of Sulani?
He wasn’t uninitiated when it came to suspicious “legitimate” jobs, but this time he let his guard down and found himself in a bit of trouble when one faction’s mole dragged him down.
Returning to Sulani isn’t a permanent solution, but it definitely isn’t the first place his pursuers will be looking for him. In the meantime he is just enjoying the vacation time and making like a local to blend in.
Sadly, every vacation comes to an end and with every day he lingers the chances of being found increase. But not to worry because Dorian has a plan. He knows of a place that he can go to lay low and no one will ever look for him. He has purchased some farmland in Bagley so once again he pivots, takes on the persona of a friendly, simple-living farmer and is ready for his next adventure. Who knows, chicken farming and a simpler life may be exactly what he is looking for. If not, well at least he has a hideaway to run to when he needs to lay low.
Murkland Challenge #1 – New Arrival
if you just want a recap. Synopsis of Challenge #1 HERE
chapter 1 –
Dreams of Angels chapter 2 – Lessons of Life, Friends and Trash chapter 3 – Shaken, Rattled and Stirred chapter 4 – Initiation Rites chapter 5 – Lessons in Gluttony chapter 6 – Adventures in Foraging chapter 7 – Jackpot at the Gym chapter 8 – Watchers be Watching chapter 9 – A Quick Nightcap chapter 10 – Interlude #1 When Life Gives You Lemons – chapter 11 – Cosima’s “The Before” Who are the Vardos? chapter 12 – Meanwhile, at the Vardo chapter 13 – Close Encounters of the Vardo Kind Sidetrack – A Really Weird Night chapter 14 – You Get By with a Little Help From Your Friends chapter 15 – chapter 16 Gifts from Rain – Interlude #2 – The Cosima Continuum , Tymeless Love part 1 Tymeless Love part 2 chapter 17 – chapter 18 – (pre) Determined Them be some Mad Mercantile Skills chapter 19 – The Path to Wellness chapter 20 – Work Ethics chapter 21 – A Plan as Mad as a Mudder chapter 22 – These Things take Aeons to grow chapter 23 – Building Alliances chapter 24 – Interlude #3 – It’s Official ( Guitar Hero part 1 , part 2 , part 3 ) Interlude #4 – ( Cosima’s Community Consortium Fred, Uma, Mud, Cade, Brenna) What’s Left of the Gym Challenge Prelude
chapter 25 –
Fun and Games chapter 26 – Planning the Plan Interlude 5 – ( A Very Vardo Adventure part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, (last chapter) part 7. chapter 27 – Vardo Family Rendezvous chapter 28 – Dusty’s Big Day chapter 29 – Let the Dust Settle chapter 29 addendum – Meanwhile, Dusty Reconnects Murkland Challenge #2 – What’s Left of the Gym
chapter 30 –
Back to Work sidetrack – – Round One: Scruffy Crabtree vs Majo Mud Murkland Chili Cookoff chapter 31 – Bugged Out chapter 32 – Bugs and Brews chapter 33 – Give Me a Break chapter 34 – Physical Therapy chapter 35 – Outdoor (not so) Enthusiast chapter 36 – The Deal is Sealed
Created for the Monthly Simlit Short Story Challenge hosted by
LisabeeSims HERE When it comes time to vote please read all of the stories submitted before voting. Credits and notes at the end of the story. (oh the glaring spelling mistakes I didn’t catch during proof reading, ug) I recently watched the show Behind Her Eyes, which also inspired bits of this. .
as per the rules – 20 images, approximately 810 words I will add the images of the gallery sims and lots used when the gallery is working for me again. .