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#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts: #12 – Celebration

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This month Mr B and I are taking part in #BlogFlash2012, run by Terri Giuliano Long, and – every Friday – #FlashFiveFriday at The Indie Exchange.

The idea behind #BlogFlash2012 is simple: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts. Every day there’s a new visual prompt and you have to produce 50-100 words on the theme. The beauty of it is, you can produce anything from a simple anecdote to a piece of flash fiction.

There’s also a Facebook page so you can follow along and swap links.

I am also taking part in NaBloPoMo August.


#BlogFlash2012: #12 Celebration


We all have something to celebrate during the year. For me, my love of birthdays has subsided somewhat and not just because I recently turned 30! They just feel like another day to me now. Christmas is still fun but the novelty wanes compared to when you were still a child.

Celebrations that do matter are of course my wedding anniversary. I’ve learned from British comedy Fawlty Towers the repercussions of forgetting your wedding anniversary and that might be one reason why I made sure the date coincided with my father-in-law’s birthday.




When we think of a celebration we often think of the big things – a birthday, wedding anniversary, Christmas. Those things are indeed important and worth celebrating. I find, though, that sometimes we fail to celebrate the small – but important – occasions in life. A work project that has gone well, a good time with the family, even a well made meal. These small celebrations of the things we achieve can be more than enough to keep us going to the big celebrations. So keep on celebrating every day!

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Author: Donna Brown Donna is a longtime book lover and sometime book reviewer and has devoured books from an early age. She writes short (or long) stories as and when inspiration hits and is married to fantasy author David M. Brown (Fezariu's Epiphany, A World Apart). She was also co-contributor to David's book, Man vs Cat, a humorous look at life with six rambunctious rescue cats. Donna has lived in many different areas of the UK over the last 30-something years but has remained in Yorkshire for the past decade. She ardently disputes the misnomer that 'It's grim up north'.

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  1. Lizzie Koch
    Lizzie Koch 3 years ago .Reply

    Love both your piece; Donna the idea of celebrating the small things is lovely and can make a hard day easier to bare. Dave, well what can I say? My hubby forgot our wedding anniversary last year. Maybe he should watch Fawlty Towers before the 16th . . .xx

    • David M. Brown
      David M. Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      I'd recommend he does :) Forgetting a wedding anniversary? That's a big mistake!

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