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#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts: #4 – Busy

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This month Mr B and I are taking part in #BlogFlash2012, run by Terri Giuliano Long.

The idea 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: #4 Busy


In recent years I’ve found that I seem to have less and less time to do the things I want to do each day. Truth be told, time hasn’t changed, it’s just the number of tasks I want to cram into each day.

Feeding and cleaning up after six cats, keeping the house tidy, writing, read, blogging, social networking and in the midst of that maelstrom the need to eat and drink. It’s easy to see why the days go by so quickly. If I could sacrifice sleep to get more done each day I would.





My Dad used to play a song with the lyrics “Busy doing nothing, working the whole day through“. Do you ever feel like that? I do! How many days do you wake up and feel like you don’t stop until bedtime? And yet, doesn’t it make those moments when you truly are “busy doing nothing” even more perfect?


What was the first candy you ever tried?

I have pondered this one and I honestly have no memory of this.  Instead, I’ve opted for one of my earliest memories of buying sweets. 20p would buy you a nice little bag of penny sweets – though if you felt really adventurous you could spend 2p for a large sweet or even – if you really wanted to go crazy – 10p for a giant cola bottle. I still love those penny sweets but I have a feeling that 20p wouldn’t get you so many these days…

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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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0 Responses to "#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts: #4 – Busy"

  1. Lizzie Koch
    Lizzie Koch 4 years ago .Reply

    There is never enough time in the day and because we'wr so busy, we can't sacrifice the precious sleep. And yes, perfection is finding a moment that is busy free. xxx

    • David M. Brown
      David M. Brown 4 years ago .Reply

      Thanks for commenting Lizzie.

      I wish I could lose sleep to be honest. Will just have to keep being busy :)

  2. Angela D.
    Angela D. 4 years ago .Reply

    Ha, I've given up the sleep to take care of the babies so I'm still not getting the other stuff done! So many times I look at the clock and wonder how it got to be so late and I feel like I've not finished anything on the list for the day. It all holds over though unless there is something with an actual deadline :-)

    • David M. Brown
      David M. Brown 4 years ago .Reply

      I wish I could manage without sleep :) I'd get so much more done each day. I sleep for around 6 hours a day but wish it was less :(

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