Blogging, Novel Writing

10 Day Writing Blogger Challenge: Day 9

Day 9 - 10-day-write-blog-challengeDay 9 Prompt: Post either a setting or character profile from your latest fiction project, a chapter summary of your non-fiction book, or a discussion of the theme or object inspiring a poem, article, or other writing project.

I did a combination:

Valley was born along the banks of the Little Wabash River in Effingham County, Illinois. The story takes place in a distance future where much of the world is full of ghost towns left empty by famines that were the result of bees dying off. Valley’s ancestors not only survived the famines, but also thrived for several generations by growing their crops in the river bottoms where it was easier for them to maintain their own bees. Continue reading “10 Day Writing Blogger Challenge: Day 9”

Flowers, Illinois

A weekend in Southern Illinois

Just got home from a weekend in Southern Illinois, where it stormed and rained all weekend. An F3 tornado hit the St. Louis airport, which is just an hour East of my family (I was visiting for Easter.) Anyway, I got some really pretty pictures I want to share with you. It wasn’t exactly a huge vacation, but it was travel all the same!

So, I pulled off I-57 at the Watson/Mason exit Thursday and was greeted by a long line of stopped cars waiting for a road crew to let traffic pass. They were resurfacing the road in between storms. Anyway, I snapped a few pictures of the overflowing Little Wabash River while we were stopped. It’s funny how the river ebbs and flows… one day, it’s flooded, the next day you can see the fields again… and still one day later, it’s flooded once more.

Little Wabash river

There was still snow on the ground when I left my home in Wisconsin Thursday, so I couldn’t believe just how green everything was once I got down south. I’m back home today, and we still don’t have any green trees here yet!

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