Creative Challenges: A Strange Fog.

Happy Monday! Or Tuesday, or whatever day it is for you. Today is Labour Day and for me that means no school today! I will be posting a few times today and will also be prewriting some awesome posts that you will receive sometime this week. If you are new to this weekly event, I suggest that you check out this link here to learn about the weekly event hosted by Cynthia Dawn and to see her take on the prompt.

Today’s prompt: Write about being stuck in a strange fog.

You can either write a story using the prompt based on a personal experience, or like I do, using a fictional character.

My Story:

Hello my name is Max Willis. All day I’ve been out with all my buddies like Jack and Kyle. First we went to Sweet Sally’s for some milkshakes. Sweet Sally’s has the best milkshakes in all of New Orleans. I ordered my usual Vanilla milkshake with Oreo crumbs sprinkled evenly on top. The bill ended up being a hefty 95 dollars because of the 10 people in our group. We also have quite the appetite so most of us had a burger and fries along with our milkshake. Once we left stuffed to the bone after paying, Jack suggested with travel a ways out to Jackson. I had never been there but knew that it was almost an hour away.

   All the guys got all riled up but I felt a shiver run up my spine. What would my mom think? If I didn’t make it back by dinner she would have a fit! It was only 3:40 according to my sweet Timex watch. Dinner wasn’t till 6:00 so we could get to Jackson and hang around for a while. I heard that there’s a donut shop called Dave’s Donuts that has the best donuts around. My friend Casson is 15 so he has his driving permit. He technically wasn’t supposed to have any friends with him yet while he’s driving but he’s quite the rule breaker. Which is why I don’t see why perfect Molly Kay is into him. Anyway, only 7 of us could fit in his old minivan so a few of us had to bike. I was one of them. I could feel my palms starting to sweat. I had no idea where Jackson was but I figured that I could just follow Casson and the boys.

   We started off at 4:05. I should have known that I was going to be very late to dinner. Of course, I was in the moment and not thinking about that. After 40 minutes of winding roads i realized that I couldn’t see Casson’s baby barf green minivan anymore. All around me a strange fog was wrapping me up in a inescapable blanket. I looked over my shoulder but I didn’t see Daniel or Leo behind me. I replayed the last time I saw them and the van. I facepalmed when I realized that I went straight, continuing on Red Fir Road while everyone else turned off onto Cascade Street. I would’ve noticed but I was too busy jamming and singing along to AC/DC and Queen.

      The fog continued to swirl around me. My head started to throb and my vision started to sway. I quickly pulled out my iPhone but there was no service. “Duh” I was in the middle of the dark and dangerous woods. My Timex watch flashed 5:30. I knew that I was lost and wasn’t going to be home in time for dinner. In the strange fog I started to see weird glowing shapes and knew that this wasn’t any ordinary fog. This fog was starting to lift me up out of my red bicycle seat. Who knew if I would ever see my friends again. Or my family. My body started to go numb and I started seeing weird colors flash before my eyes. My last thought was “I don’t know if I’ll ever get home” The world faded to black and I felt a strange feeling in my chest. I felt a hand grab my arm and I opened my mouth to scream. But nothing came out. I was stuck in a dark and silent world. I should’ve stayed home.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀



Writing 101 Day #1: Why Do I Write?

Hello everyone! Today I am beginning Writing 101. If you want all the details about the four week course I suggest that you check out this link here or my previous post. Today’s prompt is: Why Do I Write? I am indeed doing this as a free write but will not be doing the 15-30 minute timer. I will just be writing as much as I can for as long as I want.

I write because it’s one of my passions. Writing helps me release my stress. My anger, and my happiness. I write to create. To create new characters that are as unique as you and me. I write for enjoyment. Writing story upon story filled with adventure, fantasy, and humor. Poems upon poems filled with lines, rhyme, and word play. Whether it be assigned or for fun, I throw everything I have into it. In terms of writing for my blog, I have been trying to plan ahead of time because of how much homework and how busy I already have/am. My first week of school has passed and I am going to do whatever I can to post as much as I can. I love to write about things that I enjoy and love. In my case that is books, reading and writing. On my blog I have written 70 posts including this one. Those 70 posts have been written since June 2015. My blog is an enjoyment but also a chore if I put too much on my plate at once. I try to make blogging something to look forward to, not to dread. The bottom line to all this is this: I write for enjoyment. I have loved to write for quite a long time and would love to be an author. I hope that everyone that reads my blog posts will learn something new, whether it be about me or the topic.

That’s it! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s topic plus Creative Challenges.

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂


Writing 101!

Hello everyone! Today till October 2nd I will be participating in a 4 week course hosted by Daily Post. Writing 101 is a brand new course that challenges you to write everyday whether it be posting on your blog or just personally. If you want more information about Writing 101 or Daily Post then just click the Daily Post words in purple. I will be shortly posting the first prompt and post ASAP. If this course sounds interesting, you should definitely sign up for it next time sign ups are available, since sign ups for this are closed but you can sign up for Blogging 201 though I suggest participating in Blogging 101 first. All information is on the Daily Post site which can be reached by clicking the purple letters above or by searching Daily Post. You can also reach them through their blog.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for what’s to come for Writing 101!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀