Welcome back from Spring Break, Quillers and Thrillers!
If you are new to Quills and Thrills this week, you need to turn in your Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and signed permission form before you can publish anything online on behalf of the club.
Don’t have the Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship permission form signed yet? No worries, you can still create the tools needed to build your only presence and set them aside until you get the permission form signed.
Do your parents prefer that you refrain from publishing your writing online? No problem! You can still participate in the writing prompts and keep a journal!
Figurative Language Throw Down Challenge
Your challenge for this week is below. Be sure to tweet your response using #QuillsandThrillsFLTD. Like or retweet your favorite submission(s) to vote! But remember, it is tacky to like your own posts on social media, so do not vote for yourself. Is this your first challenge? Read the rules before you submit your response!
— Ms. Hayes (@mskellyhayes) April 4, 2016
Weekly FLTD Submissions
#QuillsandThrillsFLTD *boing, boing, boing* "WEEEE, THIS IS SO FUN!" "Ahh, feeling so free!!" "Calm down, guys, it's just some wind"
— + S C + (@lame_iknow) April 5, 2016
Looking for a place to call home the dry, ball of stickers wanders like the soul of a tree that was never cared for
— Jaeann Gonzales (@x_luvbug_x) April 5, 2016
#QuillsandThrillsFLTD The tumbleweed rolled across the dry pavement and got stuck in a bush and waved like a prickly flag.
— Kiara (@Kiarathrills) April 5, 2016
#quillsandthrillsfltd an angry invasion of tumbleweeds trying to eliminate all of humanity
— Trevor allen (@Ghostgub) April 5, 2016
#QuillsandThrillsFLTD Skeletal remains of dead weeds spiraling in the wind across the faded black road with sandy specs flying to the blue 🍃
— Elijah (@elijah_chavez39) April 5, 2016
Blowing and whistling past and near my face, winds high.This reminds me of life sometimes. #QuillsandThrillsFLTD
— restless resistance (@TamonR) April 5, 2016
Skipping, leaping, twirling happily through the breeze;
a racing herd of tumbleweeds somersaulting in front of me!
— Ms. Hayes (@mskellyhayes) April 5, 2016
New Experience: Desert Walk
Today, we’re going to take a walk among the desert weeds. As you walk pay close attention to the small details of the landscape such as the dirt, the weeds, the rocks, and any desert critters you happen to observe along the way. How might these things hinder/enhance the experience of a personified tumbleweed? The goal of this experience is to find inspiration for your weekly writing prompt.
The Prompt: Tumbleweed Protagonists
Write a story with a tumbleweed as your protagonist. Make sure your story is engaging by presenting your tumbleweed protagonist with a conflict to resolve. Remember: conflict creates suspense, and suspense holds your reader’s attention!
That’s All, Folks!
Struggling to find ideas? Having trouble finding the words to express your ideas? You’re not alone! Check out Writer’s Block Therapy for cathartic memes and tweets!
If you publish your own response to this prompt somewhere on the interwebs, please share it with me by linking to it in the comments below! Just make sure to check out the Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship before creating your own blog or YouTube channel. Safety comes first!
Tune in next week for a new writing prompt!