Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mag 36

Before I found Magpie Tales on blogger I was so depressed. I needed an outlet. I have always enjoyed story telling, poetry and writing. I started really to write again with the Magpie and I realized one day that I was happy again. I have you and all the other writers to thank for that. Your encouragement really kept me going and now I am hooked. I am reading a lot more and enjoying my life a lot more. Funny how it was exactly what I needed. Not just the writing but the feedback.     Kristen Haskell

Thank you, Kristen. This is what Magpie is all about, my friends. Happy Writing!

68 comments:

  1. mine is up... on my way to check others.

    Happy Magpie to all!!

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  2. Linked up mine..Hope you will all like it

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  3. Kristen, what tender and lovely sentiment
    and honesty you shared; thanks

    A great poetic effort, Miss Willow,
    playing chess on a rickety Ferris
    Wheel, while being courted, and
    repressing checkers, cursing or
    kissing Picasso, living your movie
    naked and crazy, just before you
    unfurl your wings and like a
    Fellini daydream you leap into
    the hoosier air, and flutter into
    a scene from WINGED MIGRATION,
    trading your homing embraces
    feom Jacques Perrin & Cluzund
    for lip locks with Pablo, and
    face breathing with Fredrico,
    with a hug from Gaugain
    a pinch of Path, and three
    scenes in the next Tim Burton
    film all mixed richly with
    your boundless parameters--
    and this poem delivers!

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  4. Willow, you are turning me into a Wednesday Night Owl.

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  5. I never had an addictive personality before! (No smoking, no drinking!) But now I'm addicted to Magpie Tales! I'll have to dry-out!

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  6. Waited all day for this! You have inspired Walnut and Pearl again. Thank you!

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  7. Wonderful and I am sure many of us feel the same as Kristen..writing is good for the soul...bkm

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  8. This is the first post on my redesigned website!

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  9. Uh-oh. Looks like I'm feeding your addictions here! :)

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  10. Glenn, thanks for your extra generous review. It really is all about that great Hoosier air!

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  12. I am sorry Willow...I have entered my name twice in Mr Linky's because I added the wrong link the first time & didn't know how to delete it! Sorry!
    I say "hear ~ hear!" to Kirsten!! I too love writing here at Magpie Tails. I've always enjoyed writing but somehow forgot that I liked it somewhere in the business of my life. Now I am starting to feel more like me again and I am thoroughly loving this experience. Words are so powerful in their message & I find expressing myself using the written word so therapeutic... It's such a wonderful outlet.
    Thank you Willow! You have created the perfect platform for personal expression right here ... and we love it!!

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  13. No worries, Katherine. Got ya fixed! :) Glad you're enjoying Magpie. I think most of us feel the same!

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  14. I'm so excited to be doing this! I can't wait to becoming better acquainted with other magpie-ers, lol. :D

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  15. posted mine, thanks for the fun!
    keep rocking, write on...

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  16. Hi Willow, This is one great initiative to inspire others to read more and most importantly to write more.

    Wishing you all the best. And the same to all the Magpies out here!

    Great day!
    Shail

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  17. Wonderful picture! Not sure I will have the time to do anything about this as I have to go to Dublin, though...

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  18. Hi,
    I put up an ooooold poem of mine... As soon as I saw the picture up here, I could only think of this poem.. so, I just couldn't resist linking it up :)
    I hope I can come up with another poem soon enough though...

    Happy reading to all!!! :))

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  19. why i love wednesdays even on the crappiest of days

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  20. Once again, I flirt with Mr Linky, to see whether he will be friendly today, when I open the door to him!

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  21. I am enjoying Magpile tales and eveybody's post. Its wonderful to be part of it.
    Thanks Kristen

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  22. Another excellent prompt. Thanks willow.

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  23. Ahhh, Thanks! (Stretch)
    Your prompt fit beautifully with early waking today-can't wait to get reading.

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  24. Back again to have some fun, as usual..thanks Willow!!

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  25. No Shakespeare this week. How about a little Mozart? ;-)

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  26. Here's my magpie..

    http://alakaline.blogspot.com/2010/10/open-door.html

    Do pop in!

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  27. Thank you for the prompt Willow :o)

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  28. Willow, thanks for sharing this with everyone. Gosh, I feel a little special today :) Got mine up. It is a beautiful day and I need to go to the post today. So I will be back to read on, later on and of course I will be commenting. Have a great day everyone!

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  29. Another great prompt...another Magpie tale.

    Thanks Willow. :-)

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  30. I love Dutch doors...so friendly.

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  31. This week's Magpie inspired me not, for some reason. But I found a great poem anyway.

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  32. having recently had a conversation with a loved one about leaving the figurative door open, this was perfectly timed.

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  33. You guys all write so well...I love to read the many different styles and views.

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  34. I am going to throw my hat in today. Well, actually it will be up in the am. Thanks Willow.

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  35. Sorry to not be in the mix of things yet, will try to have mine up in the next couple of days. This has been a really crazy week, not much time for the creative juices.

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  36. I've managed to do a little something in the end, but won't have the time to do any extensive rounds (again). Sorry, magpie tale weavers!

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  37. I felt the darkness this week.
    I too wrote this quickly.
    Been busy ...

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  38. I haven't been able to write a new chapter in my book for several months, so I've been posting to a number of photo memes. Perhaps Magpie Tales might help me get started again.
    Thanks for being there, Willow!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    PS -- My verification word was "tulat" -- I hope that doesn't mean "too late"!! ;~)

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  39. nice photo evoking many similar ideas it seems amongs the magpies

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  40. Another cracking photo, not sure I gave it justice...

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  41. Yes, a good potion for depression. Taken once a week in a large mug.

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  42. good prompt! hope you like my approach ;) off to check some more.

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  43. thanks for the inspiration willow! have a wonderful weekend!

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  44. The prompts get better! FTSE's response gets sillier!

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  45. This was as challenging as it was inspiring. Congrats.

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  46. Willow... busy week but I finally got to it. Thanks for another inspiring picture.

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  47. The playful Julie says, "Yay! I love that! I want to leap up and look and see what is out there!"

    and the grouchy alter-ego spews...moans and groans that don't fit within language.

    So that's what I attempted to write to in this week's magpie.

    The Groan.

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  48. You really have a fine tradition going here, willow. Our thanks.

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  49. This is my first time of posting to MT, Willow. I have created a new vehicle for my writing attempts. Thank you for hosting.

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  50. Kristin, I understand your feelings. This writing opportunity is just another way that blogging has fulfilled many purposes in my life.

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  51. Such an interesting photo, and yes I was next :)

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  53. Okay, been a busy, busy week, I'm a little slow on the draw, but here it is... enjoy.

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  54. I am in - #101. Thanks as always for the great prompt, willow!

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  55. Dear Willow,

    I apologize for editing my sonnet after it was posted...I was in haste to get outside. Upon further review, I tweeked it a bit...more than a bit, actually. Anyway, this "unusual" mode of writing/editing certainly fit the "get out of the rut" theme of the Poetry Bus, so I linked it there, too. Hopefully, most of our fellow Magpie writers were out enjoying the sun, as well! If not, maybe they'll give it a second look...it is better for the editing. Thanks for a wonderful prompt, for creating this space for us, and for being you and being here!

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  56. Dr. Linthead, I always end up tweaking my pieces after they're posted. There's just something about putting them in bold blog print that compels rearranging!

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  57. I really love the photo prompts and what we all make of them. I sometimes like editing the picture for added challenge and fun.

    Kristen, I've been a far happier bunny since finding Magpie Tales, too......!

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  58. This is my first of many to come. Thanks for this. Such a great forum. Have had "the block" for months now and it just recently broke. This is a fantastic way to share.

    Thanks again.

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  59. I have participated. now to randomly read a few others.

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  60. Mine is up and I have already enjoyed many on the list. Great job willow girl.
    QMM

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  61. ANOTHER MAGPIE TALE TO PARTICIPATE AND READ OTHER WONDERFUL WORKS AS WELL.

    CHEERS,
    JOANNY

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  62. Hello there! Your Linky Wiget thingy expired 7 days ago, I can't sign up. If you want to take a look, my response is at newly created: http://magentastormssecret.blogspot.com/
    I'm no writer so doing this is a big leap for me. Although I am English my vocab, grammar and English in general is poor so I am doing something outside my comfort zone.

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