July is usually the hottest month of the year in the northeast USA, and this month in New Jersey has been no exception. We’re just coming out of a heat wave but it probably won’t be the last one of the season. At least I hope not; this is my kind of weather!
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On to the Carnival. Enjoy!
Gina Marie Lazar presents Chartres Cathedral posted at Virtual Iridescence, saying “This is an example of a ;cut-up poem’–created by pulling words from a text, arranging them into sentence format, and then cutting and pasting the results into a somewhat coherent structure. The text I chose for this particular word collage was The Atlas of Mysterious Places: The World’s Unexplained Sacred Sites, Symbolic Landscapes, Ancient Cities, and Lost Lands.”
R.A.D. presents Colliding with the Unwanted posted at RAD is RADically Primetime!, saying, “Even though the unwanted are perishing in despair….We are beings and must refuse to die! If I jump, no story is worth being prepared. Alas, let’s save more who struggle, before time only permits echoed goodbyes!”
David Leonhardt presents Best Man Speeches – 11 questions for the speaker posted at A Ghost Writers Blog, saying, “There are plenty of generic best man speeches on the Internet, and just as many one-liners to toss out on the table. But your speech should come from the heart. Here are 11 questions to start ‘personalizing’ that speech. ”
Chrys Fey presents Creating Mood posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Mood is the atmosphere created by the setting of a story and the actions of the characters in it. This post gives examples of mood and how to create it.”
warm moist air heavy
as love lingering unspent
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