Hosted by M Pax, Suze, and Nickie Elson. Here's what they want to know:
You're up before dawn on a Saturday when the doorbell rings. You haven't brewed your coffee so you wonder if you imagined the sound. Plonking
the half-filled carafe in the sink, you go to the front door and cautiously swing it open. No one there. As you cast your eyes to the ground, you see a parcel addressed to you ... from you.
You scoop it up and haul it inside, sensing something legitimate despite the extreme oddness of the situation. Carefully, you pry it open. Inside is a shoebox -- sent from ten years in the future -- and it's filled with items you have sent yourself.
What's in it?
"What the...?" Slamming the door shut, I carry my treasure to the sofa and extract the first item: a silver cuff bracelet. Instinctively, I put it on. Perfect fit.
Feeling energized, I reach in for the next item and hold up a golden ticket stub. It says, "Admit one: Filmfest." I set it aside, struggling to contain my curiosity and excitement.
Looking inside the shoebox again I see only one more item. A simple postcard with a Hawaiian landscape on the front. Gazing longingly, I turn it over. It says,
"I know things can seem uneventful at times--like you're spinning your wheels and nothing's paying off, but keep your spirits up. Ten years from now, you'll be sitting in your own box seat at the Cannes film festival, in which your very own film you produced from your successful novel is being honored. I've included the ticket stub to prove it. Keep it as a reminder to always press forward. It's worth it. "
"P.S. the bracelet is a metabolism booster quite popular with today's writers nowadays. It burns fat while you're sitting down and keeps your appetite at a minimum, as well as your body evenly caffeinated. Plus it's %100 safe and effective! Thought you could use a little head start in that direction. Don't worry, I've got your back!"
lololol ! Ah, the writer's life! And I just love Back to the Future--watched it with the kids for the first time the other day. Explaining time travel to a 6 year old can be tricky, but I think she's got the hang of it now---especially after all those Doctor Who episodes following. ;)
Click on the pic above to get to bloghop HDQ and read all the entries! Such fun!
Also, FYI for teen writers or for anyone who knows a teen writer, a writing boot camp is coming up and you should check it out! Click here for more deets. It's only $5 to attend online, and Lois over at Teen Author Boot Camp is offering a free subscription to one person who comments here, so be sure to include you're interested when you leave a comment. And don't forget to check out the links to learn more!
Also, visit, Writers Cubed.
Hope everyone has an outstanding weekend! I'm looking forward to reading all the posts! And BTW Happy Dr. Seuss Day!
Are you participating in the bloghop? If not, what would future-you leave present-you? Know any teen writers who could benefit from boot camp? Please share ...