Friday, March 11, 2011

Find the Story Friday...What a B**CH!!

Happy Friday, all!  :)

First, a little business ~  I'll only be blogging on M-W-F the rest of March.  So sorry.  This is just my attempt to save up some bloggy strength for the A-Z challenge in April.  (trust me, I'll need it.  And if you don't know which A-Z challenge I'm referring to?  Check my side-bar!)  Another bit of business - I happily accept two more awards from two fabulous bloggers!

Tanya Reimer of Life's Like That awarded me the Stylish Blogger Award.  She blogs about Life. Period.  and is a LOT of fun.  Please go check her out.

And Samantha Sotto-Yambao of The Slight Detour awarded me this adorable little thing:

This is my first time receiving this one - yay!!  Samantha's got a book coming out in August titled "Before Ever After"!  And it sounds AMAZING!  Please go check out her blog and learn all about this wonderful story she'll soon release!  And I will pass these awards on next week ~ promise!

Also - have you checked out my side-bar lately?  Some cool stuff over there ~ including an opportunity to WIN a critique from agent Natalie Fischer, compliments of Brenda Drake.  Hop on over NOW!

Ok - now for my pic of the week!!  Did I fool anyone?  Are you expecting a picture of some spray-tan, platinum blond, Barbie-doll figured, tiger-stripe skinny-jeans wearing, lady with Kruger nails giving you the stink eye?  Sorry.  (for my tricky title AND for the long string of hyphenated descrips...)  What I've actually got for you is this:


Who's the girl?  And why is she alone on a b**ch?  I mean, beach?  Hmmm....idk.  You tell me.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  I can't wait to see what story this picture stirs in you.  Make sure you share it in the comments!  (pretty please?)  And as always, Happy Writing!


gideon86 said...

I woud say she is a college student on holiday. Perhaps she just graduated and wants to see the world. She's starting with nature's most beautiful and undiscovered beaches.

Have a great weekend, Donea.


Jess said...

That's me. Alone. On a beach. With no washing machines or dishwashers or driveway to shovel snow from. It's nice here, thanks for asking :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on the award! Save up your strength for the Challenge - it's going to rock. And the woman's not alone - her friend stepped back to take the photo!

HowLynnTime said...

She looked to the north, shivering in the joint creaking coastal wind. The water was the same color as his eyes. She longed to see him step casually from the water again. She helplessly scanned the waves, waiting without much hope. It had been 20 years since she had found magic on this beach, a different season.
For a week now, she'd come to this spot and waited. She had considered walking into the waves knowing this beach had a mighty undertow, but she feared the jagged rocks. A lifetime ago he had told her, when she was ready, he would come for her.
Not another soul is on this beach on this cold winter day. She is alone. Then, she isn't.
A head bobs for a moment in the surf. A sob of joy escapes her as the man steps out of the water and smiles. "Have you come to me at last?" He asks.

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Friday. Happy Writing. Happy New Award and Happy Farting. Wait, forget that last one. Unless you're a huge fan in that case, blast away.


DEZMOND said...

congrats on the award, Donea! :)

Meredith said...

She's clearly contemplating life. That would be what my MC would do. :) Such a nicer picture than I was expecting!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

She's trying to commit every detail of moment into memory - the color of the water, the salt in the air, the sound of the waves, the expanding joy in her chest. She's happy now and beyond that, nothing else matters.

Have a great weekend :)

Donna Weaver said...

Congrats! That is a beautiful picture. You can't see me because I'm taking the picutre.

I wish.

Regina said...

What a wonderful picture. It is so amazing.

My sister and I are vacationing and like always she took off on me to go explore the beach with out me to be the first to have her toes in the sand with the water cresting across her feet. Leaving me behind to make my way down the hill to get to her. A B**ch on the B**ch. lol

Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS on the award!

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations on your awards!
And, yea, I wish *I* was on the beach...

Donea Lee said...

Thanks, everyone!! I enjoyed the stories that came in - some great imagery from HowLynn and I just love the way Samantha's rolled off my tongue (you know, the one that reads out loud in my head.

Jess - glad you're having a good time! :)

I'll have to make it out to some beach soon and find some more fun pics. This one, in case anyone was curious, is near Point Montara, CA.

HowLynnTime said...

I have actally been on that beach and warned my children away from the little city run-off trench on the bottom right of the picture.

The tide was further out - and it was summer, but it was the same beach. That's how I knew about the undertow. Grin.