It’s another Monday and somehow last week with a sick child and testing for our charter school requirements had me missing a LOT of blog related stuff. That includes sharing last week’s linky for this link up. (Bad homeschool mama!)
Thankfully, the illness seems to have left the house as no one else has succumbed to the fever and we are at the tail end of the incubation period. Praying for good health so we can tackle what needs to be done. And, in our homeschool that includes a TON of catch up for writing (including this mama.)
Welcome to the 14th edition of the Middle and High School Link Up! We are happy to have you joining us as a reader or writer. We are so excited to have this linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool articles we write. You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites:
Amy at Homeschool Encouragement
Clara at Once in A Blue Moon (teen co-host)
DaLynn at Holy Splendor
Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs
Laura at Day by Day in Our World
Trish at Live and Learn Farm
Vicki at 7 Sisters Homeschool
Wendy at Homeschooling Blessings
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This Week’s Writing Prompt for the Homeschooled Tween or Teen is:
The story prompts seem to be working well… so we’re going to continue with these. Here is a list of prompts Trish found to help get your creative minds flowing!
- Shadows quivered on the wall as the candle flickered, then fizzled to nothing.
- I could just make out the windows high in the castle wall.
- She SO did not want to be here, especially when. . .
- He slammed forward as the brakes screeched and the car . . .
- It was the strangest thing I had ever seen, with tubes and wires . . .
- The lane was night-dark, even at noon.
- He stared at the credit card, numbers blurring in front of his eyes, wondering if . . .
- She ducked as the plate smashed against the wall behind her.
- She hesitated at the post box, not knowing if she should really send the letter.
- It was one of those days when everything seemed to go wrong.
- My hand trembled as I punched the number into the phone.
- She knelt on the tile floor, carefully picking up the shards of glass. Why did it have to be this one that broke?
- Colors swooped and swirled behind his closed eyelids as the music soared, taking him back to . . .
- The chattering birds made her smile, until she heard a growl.
- The dream last night had seemed so real… it was just a dream, right?
- The storm whipped the trees outside and she huddled under her quilt.
- Sun, sand, sea—total relaxation. So why couldn’t he let it go?
- She tore through the alley, ducked into a doorway, and tried to squeeze into nothingness.
- Trapped. A rat in a maze, a tiger in a cage, every cliché he could think of—he was trapped.
- The building shook, lurching and jumping, and the little china horse fell off the mantel.
- The prickles on his neck told him he was being watched.
- The sun was soft and the boat rocked gently. It wasn’t so bad running out of fuel, until . . .
If none of these are of interest, feel free to choose your own. I know that I am looking forward to reading some interesting submissions and hope to get at least one of my boys writing more creatively this week.