New School






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The following was written for this week’s GBE prompt, which asked http://exness.za.com participants to write their entire post using only single syllable words. If you’d like to blog with us, just clickety-click. All are welcome!


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New School



He takes the shirt from the cart and hangs it back on the rack. “Green,” he says. “I like the green one.”

His mom shakes her head. “It has to be blue,” she tells him. “Rules are rules.”

She holds a blue tee up to his small chest and smiles. “Nice! It suits you.”

She takes five blue shirts, all the same, puts them in the cart, and then turns to look at pants. “Can you help me find your size?” she asks. “We need five pairs.”

He waves his hand at the row of slacks, not pale, like the shirts, but still blue. “I love green,” he says. “I don't love blue. I don’t like it at all. And I don’t think I’ll like this new school.”

“The list says blue shirts and blue pants, bub. Load ‘em up.”

They walk to the front of the store, their cart full of blue clothes. She looks at her son and sighs. “Hold on,” she says. “You need shoes. Left turn.”

He moves in front of the cart and makes the turn. He takes a pair of blue Chucks from the shelf, shrugs, and dumps them in the cart. She holds up a pair of bright green sneaks and swings them back and forth. “The list just says ‘court shoes,’” she tells him. “It does not say they need to be blue.”

“I love you!” he says, his face bright for the first time all day.

“As much as green?” she asks, and he laughs.

“A bit more,” he says, and then he takes her hand and grins. “A lot more.”




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You wouldn’t like it if someone stole your words, so please don’t steal the work of photographers and graphic artists to provide images for your blog. Today’s image courtesy of morgueFile, which offers lots of wonderful, free images for public use.

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GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #80: “Single Syllable Challenge”







GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #80: “Single Syllable Challenge”

Are you up for a challenge? Good! This week, please write something (an essay, bit of fiction, poem, song lyrics, or whatever…) using ONLY single syllable words. Why? Good writing is clear, direct, and not overly flowery. This exercise will force us to cut the fat and choose our words wisely.


As always, the guidelines are simple. Blog on this week’s prompt in any way you see fit. Once you’ve posted to wherever you normally blog, drop the URL to your post into the comment section below.

REMINDER: use the URL to your entry for this week’s specific topic post, NOT to your blog’s home page!

If you haven’t already done so, you are welcome to join GBE 2 at its main headquarters over on Facebook (We’re comfortably over 300 members and we’re still growing!). Just visit GBE2’s Facebook Page and request to join the group. Everyone is welcome, so tell your friends! :O)

Oh, and people always ask what GBE stands for. It’s Group Blogging Experience. The original GBE was started over at MySpace by a fabulous how to login to Exnes woman named Alicia. She headed up the group for close to two years before deciding that she’d run her course with it, so she stepped away.

About a year and a half ago, Alicia and I, along with a few others who’d been a part of that original group, were talking on Alicia’s Facebook wall about how wonderful exness mt4 real account that experience had been and before I could stop myself, I announced that I was going to start a blogging group in the same fashion as the GBE. With Alicia’s blessing, I swiped the name, added the 2, and the rest is history.

For those of you who use Twitter, the hashtag for the group's posts is #GBE2, and we can increase readership if we all tweet early and tweet often. ;O)

That’s it! Easy-breezy-lemon-squeezy!

You have until Saturday (12-1-12) to post your blog and leave your link…

Again, this week, our prompt is: Single Syllable Challenge

Ready. Set. Blog!

Happy blogging!
Beth



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You wouldn’t like it if someone stole your words, so please don’t steal the work of photographers and graphic artists to provide images for your blog.


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GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #79 “Picture Prompt!”





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GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #79 “Picture Prompt!”


As always, the guidelines are simple. Blog on this week’s prompt in any way you see fit. Once you’ve posted to wherever you normally blog, drop the URL to your post into the comment section below.

REMINDER: use the URL to your entry for this week’s specific topic post, NOT to your blog’s home page!

If you haven’t already done so, you are welcome to join GBE 2 at its main headquarters over on Facebook (We’re comfortably over 300 members and we’re still growing!). Just visit GBE2’s Facebook Page and request to join the group. Everyone is welcome, so tell your friends! :O)

Oh, and people always ask what GBE stands for. It’s Group Blogging Experience. The original GBE was started over at MySpace by a fabulous woman named Alicia. She headed up the group for close to two years before deciding that she’d run her course with it, so she stepped away.

About a year and a half ago, Alicia and I, along with a few others who’d been a part of that original group, were talking on Alicia’s Facebook wall about how wonderful that experience had been and before I could stop myself, I announced that I was going to start a blogging group in the same fashion as the GBE. With Alicia’s blessing, I swiped the name, added the 2, and the rest is history.

For those of you who use Twitter, the hashtag for the group's posts is #GBE2, and we can increase readership if we all tweet early and tweet often. ;O)

That’s it! Easy-breezy-lemon-squeezy!

You have until Saturday (11-24-12) to post your blog and leave your link…

Again, this week, our prompt is: Picture Prompt

Ready. Set. Blog!

Happy blogging!
Beth



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You wouldn’t like it if someone stole your words, so please don’t steal the work of photographers and graphic artists to provide images for your blog.

Today’s image is one of my own. That’s my kitchen, and you are welcome to use the photo, without crediting it, for your post.


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GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #78 “Numbers”






GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #78 “Numbers”

As always, the guidelines are simple. Blog on this week’s prompt in any way you see fit. Once you’ve posted to wherever you normally blog, drop the URL to your post into the comment section below.

REMINDER: use the URL to your entry for this week’s specific topic post, NOT to your blog’s home page!

If you haven’t already done so, you are welcome to join GBE 2 at its main headquarters over on Facebook (We’re comfortably over 300 members and we’re still growing!). Just visit GBE2’s Facebook Page and request to join the group. Everyone is welcome, so tell your friends! :O)

Oh, and people always ask what GBE stands for. It’s Group Blogging Experience. The original GBE was started over at MySpace by a fabulous woman named Alicia. She headed up the group for close to two years before deciding that she’d run her course with it, so she stepped away.

About a year and a half ago, Alicia and I, along with a few others who’d been a part of that original group, were talking on Alicia’s Facebook wall about how wonderful that experience had been and before I could stop myself, I announced that I was going to start a blogging group in the same fashion as the GBE. With Alicia’s blessing, I swiped the name, added the 2, and the rest is history.

For those of you who use Twitter, the hashtag for the group's posts is #GBE2, and we can increase readership if we all tweet early and tweet often. ;O)

That’s it! Easy-breezy-lemon-squeezy!

You have until Saturday (11-17-12) to post your blog and leave your link…

Again, this week, our prompt is: Numbers

Ready. Set. Blog!

Happy blogging!
Beth



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You wouldn’t like it if someone stole your words, so please don’t steal the work of photographers and graphic artists to provide images for your blog.


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GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #77 “Beginnings”






GBE 2: Blog On -- Week #77 “Beginnings”

As always, the guidelines are simple. Blog on this week’s prompt in any way you see fit. Once you’ve posted to wherever you normally blog, drop the URL to your post into the comment section below.

REMINDER: use the URL to your entry for this week’s specific topic post, NOT to your blog’s home page!

If you haven’t already done so, you are welcome to join GBE 2 at its main headquarters over on Facebook (We’re comfortably over 300 members and we’re still growing!). Just visit GBE2’s Facebook Page and request to join the group. Everyone is welcome, so tell your friends! :O)

Oh, and people always ask what GBE stands for. It’s Group Blogging Experience. The original GBE was started over at MySpace by a fabulous woman named Alicia. She headed up the group for close to two years before deciding that she’d run her course with it, so she stepped away.

About a year and a half ago, Alicia and I, along with a few others who’d been a part of that original group, were talking on Alicia’s Facebook wall about how wonderful that experience had been and before I could stop myself, I announced that I was going to start a blogging group in the same fashion as the GBE. With Alicia’s blessing, I swiped the name, added the 2, and the rest is history.

For those of you who use Twitter, the hashtag for the group's posts is #GBE2, and we can increase readership if we all tweet early and tweet often. ;O)

That’s it! Easy-breezy-lemon-squeezy!

You have until Saturday (11-10-12) to post your blog and leave your link…

Again, this week, our prompt is: Beginnings

Ready. Set. Blog!

Happy blogging!
Beth



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You wouldn’t like it if someone stole your words, so please don’t steal the work of photographers and graphic artists to provide images for your blog.

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