When I decided to participate in NaPoWriMo this month, my biggest fear was that I would run out of inspiration and daily posts long before the month was over. After all, the last time I attempted any creative writing was for local poetry slams my freshman year of college.
Fortunately that hasn’t happened (yet), so I am going to continue to post more creative writing at 5pm once this month and the NaPoWriMo challenge is over. I definitely plan on adding more variety, with different types of poetry, two sentence horror stories and flash fiction, and perhaps some creepy photography if writing inspiration runs low.
I really want to thank everyone who has been reading and commenting on my first foray into creative writing in over ten years. The support has given me more confidence as a writer, and means the world to me.
Strange Happenings This Week:
Monday, April 30th – Honesty Day was created by M. Hirsh Goldberg in the 1990s after he wrote The Book of Lies. His goal was to create a day that ended April on a higher moral note than the beginning, since the month starts with April Fools Day.
Friday, April 27- The end of this week holds one of your final chances to glimpse the constellation Orion the Hunter. You don’t even need to wake up early to spot it, since it rises in the west after sunset. The three 2nd-magnitude stars that forms the Hunter’s Belt appear parallel to the horizon. A line through these stars and extended to the left points directly to the sky’s brightest star, Sirius. (My own photo of the constellation is above!)
Monday, April 30th – AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction is a new docuseries hosted by (you guessed it) James Cameron, who examines the progression of science fiction as a genre while interviewing influential filmmakers.
bethematch.org matches bone marrow donors to patients through a cheek swab test. The test measures the donor’s blood and HLA protein type, which is then entered into a registry. Along with entering the the donation registry, Be The Match also looks for volunteers to support donors, participate in walks, and write to lawmakers.