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This week’s 100 word Challenge from Tara at Thin spiral notebook calls upon us to use the word Loquacious in a story in 100 words.  But this week she is adding an extra twist – the story must be in exactly 100 words but it must also be in only one sentence.

Here is my effort:

David could never be called loquacious as his responses to most anything always consisted of one or two words so you never really knew what he was thinking or feeling, which was very frustrating to a talkative person like Maggie who wanted to know everything and opened up her heart and soul to anyone who would listen even strangers, embarrassing David who thought she simply talked too much and shared way more of her life than she respectably should, causing him to say even less and creating a rift as deep as the Grand Canyon between the two of them.

Whew, that was not as easy as I thought it would be.

If you would like to try, go ahead and link it to Tara´s site. Have fun!

 

 

Happy Easter everyone!! I am pleased to be featured as a guest on Smorgasbord Open House today. You may learn a bit more about me and my books. Pop on over and leave a comment.

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Darlene Foster is an author who brings the wonders of the world into the lives of children who might not have the opportunity to travel themselves. Even travelling within a country as large as Canada might not be possible, but with the magic of words and images a child can enjoy Alberta or travel further afield to England, Spain and even Arabia.

The books feature Amanda Rosswho is a 12 year old Canadian girl who decides that the only way out of her boring existence is to travel outside the country. She makes a wish on her twelfth birthday for a chance to travel and gets an airline ticket to the United Arab Emirates to visit her Aunt the next day. She doesn’t even know where that is and has to look it up on the internet. Once there she meets Leah, an English girl, and before she knows…

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Today I am honoured to be a guest over at Chris the Story Reading Ape’s blog. Check it out and leave a message.

Writing – The Cure for Boredom

Growing up on a farm in the Canadian prairies, I was often bored. Too far from neighbours and not interested in playing boy games with my younger brothers, I ma…

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This is a blog I wrote almost 5 years ago and now I am living in Spain!! Thought I would share it again.

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“To those who are awake, there is one ordered universe, whereas in sleep each man turns away from this world to one of his own” Heraclitus

We all have dreams; some appear during sleep, others while awake. They can guide us through life – as long as we listen to them. So many times we put our dreams on the backburner, but they are always there. They often appear when we least expect them.

When I was living in Calgary, I attended a sales meeting one cold February morning. As a warm-up exercise we were asked to write down our dreams for the next 3 months, the next 2 years and the next 20 years; and then share them with the group. I wrote that I dreamt of going on a holiday to a nice warm place within 3 months, I dreamt of living in a warmer place within 2…

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Happy Three Kings Day – Fiesta de Los Tres Reyes Magos
Here is my post from last year.

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Here in Spain the most important date in the Christmas season is not December 25. It is January 6, Epiphany, the day Three Kings from the east brought gifts to the infant Jesus.  Fiesta de Los Tres Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day) starts on January 5 when the Three Wise Men arrive and parade through the streets handing out candies to all the children eagerly waiting. The parade ends at a church where the Kings become part of a human nativity scene. That night the children put out their shoes and in the morning, if they have been good all year, they find gifts from the Magi. They leave out treats for the Kings and water for the camels. (Like children in North America do for Santa Claus) There are many parties and family dinners on January 6th.

We had the pleasure of experiencing this event here on the Costa Blanca. In Torrevieja, a coastal town…

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Source: Capturing History Challenge Week 19

Some amazing photos of historic sites. Check out the picture I submitted, taken in the North of Spain on a recent trip. A stork’s nest sits on top of the bell tower. In Spain it is believed to be a good luck sign when a stork makes its home on top of the local church.

Happy New Year to all!!

Today I am a guest on Laura Best´s blog, talking about why I love writing for children.

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Today, it’s my pleasure to welcome Darlene Foster to my blog. Brought up on a ranch in southern Alberta, Darlene dreamt of travelling the world, meeting interesting people and writing stories. She is the author of the exciting adventure series featuring spunky 12 year-old Amanda Ross who loves to travel to unique places. Her books include: Amanda in Arabia – The Perfume Flask, Amanda in Spain – The Girl in The Painting, Amanda in England – The Missing Novel and Amanda in Alberta – The Writing on the Stone. Readers from seven to seventy enjoy travelling with Amanda as she unravels one mystery after another. Darlene and her husband divide their time between the west coast of Canada and Orihuela Costa, in Spain. She believes everyone is capable of making their dreams come true.

So without further ado, here’s Darlene!

                 

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