Tourmaline’s Halloween Challenge Day 1 – Monster

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This is my first year participating in this challenge and I’m excited to give it a try. I have no idea how my experiment will work out but I’m going to try to write one long Halloween story for the challenge, one part per day that will include the day’s word.

Part 1

If you are are an anthropologist, archeologist, mythologist, or Ufologist the story I’m about to tell you may not be so surprising, as anyone in any of those fields is familiar with the monster. Trying to pin down the beast beyond its existence won’t be easy. Think of it like you would think of a color; for example, red. You can find red in blood, in fall leaves, and in many flowers and bird feathers; yet if someone were to ask you where red was or to prove red exists, it wouldn’t be so easy. The best I can do is show you glimpses of it through the bits and pieces of evidence and universal folklore that has been found along the way.

Why is it called monster? Beast? Let me tell the tale, and you be the judge…

Tourmaline’s Halloween Challenge

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42 Comments Add yours

  1. Badfinger (Max) says:

    This seems like a lot of fun Lisa…looking forward to the story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s going to be written “on the wing” so hoping it makes sense and is entertaining 🙂

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  2. ghostmmnc says:

    Ooooh This sounds like it will be such a good story! Looking forward to reading it! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Barbara! 🙂

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  3. memadtwo says:

    A good start. And I admire your ambition! (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, I’ve been in a writing slump much of the summer, but I feel it coming back.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        That’s good news. My problem right now is managing time. I have ideas, but the day is over before I begin it seems.

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  4. marialberg says:

    Great idea. I look forward to seeing where your story goes.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Marial, I do too 🙂

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  5. Wow, this sounds pretty challenging. And intriguing, as I assume you write the story as you go.

    Not that I would ever want to compare myself to your impressive story-writing skills, when I was a kid (roughly between the ages of 10 to 16), I wrote mini-novels. Oftentimes, I would use characters I knew from other stories and come up with my own stories.

    I never planned any of these mini-novels in advance. I simply started with an idea and made up the story while writing it. I used small notebooks and also somehow managed to make each story fit the space I had – oftentimes using all of the notebook’s pages.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christian, that is very very awesome to learn about you. Once a writer always a writer. Why did you stop writing? I think you should start again. Where better than right on your blog? There are so many prompts out and about to write to, and there is no pressure whatsoever. Will you think about it at least?

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      1. Thanks, Lisa! For now, I think I stick with writing about music. But I suppose, ‘never say never!’ 🙂

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