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“A Gift” Challenge & Giveaway!

365 Things to Write About is in a festive mood this week, and we want to extend our holiday spirit to you! We’re giving away a copy of the creative writing journal 365 Things to Write About to one of our loyal followers!

To enter the giveaway, use the word-prompt “a Gift” to write a super-short story, poem, or thought (1-3 sentences) and leave it in the comments below. Comments must be posted by 12AM PST on Friday, December 14th. One lucky winner will be chosen at random on Friday, December 14th and will receive a free copy of 365 Things to Write About!

Happy Holidays!

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It’s Winter Wonder Week! December 8th – 15th

365 Things to Write About is interrupting our normal writing posts to celebrate Winter Wonder Week from December 8th to December 15th! Check back for more wintry-themed posts from us throughout the week!

Winter Wonder Week

Welcome to the 2nd annual Winter Wonder Week! This year we’re giving away $1,250 in prizes; CASH prizes! That’s right, we have a Grand Prize of $500 PayPal Cash. 2 Runner Up Prizes of $250 PayPal, 1 $150 Visa Gift Card and a $100 Amazon Gift Card. You could win one, or ALL of them! There’s no limits and this giveaway is open worldwide.

Winter Wonder Week is sponsored by the participating bloggers as well as Fasmart/Shore Stop. Be sure to connect with Fasmart on Facebook and Twitter!

Keeping with the tradition, be sure to hop around the linky to find the hidden elf images. There are between 3 and 5 elves on random blogs each day! Each time you find one you get an extra entry in the giveaway.

There are quite a few blogs participating, but you have an entire week to follow them all, so don’t get overwhelmed! We’re excited to make the holidays fantastic for you and thanks for stopping by! Without further ado – here we go!

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Lemons

This promotional video is brought to you by the fine makers at DolaSuca…

Hi there! I’m Leslie Adams, and I’m here to tell you about an incredible product which I recently discovered. It has changed my life, and I’m certain it will change yours, too. For the better of course (small chuckle, followed by a dazzling smile).

So what is this magical item which I’m so eager to share with you? Well, it’s not only “one” item – it’s several, but they all look the same and they produce the same fantastic results. Researchers uncovered them in a tiny, tropical island smack dab on the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, and after months of research, they excitedly reported that these products were the real life Fountains of Youth, Wealth, and everything else your heart could desire!

It may sound too good to be true. I know because I felt that same way when I was brought on to test what these researchers were using in their labs. However, I’m happy to say I support their findings because I’ve experienced the results for myself!After introducing these products into my every day life, I’m able to say that I’ve lost weight, reversed my aging my ten years, and I’m making more money that I ever did before! Who wouldn’t be thrilled to say they’ve had these same results?

This is why I’m introducing you to the Equamare Lemons! Lemons? You might be thinking right now. When are you trying to sell me lemons on TV when I can buy them in a grocery store, Leslie? Because these are no ordinary lemons, my loyal viewers. These are lemons that will change your life, help you to lose weight and feel young again. They will inspire you to be bold and take risks in your life – possibly even help you to find true love and eternal happiness! Equamare Lemons produce amazing results. If you don’t believe me, I encourage you to try them in a 30-day risk-free trial with no money down for the first month! We’ll even throw in free shipping! You can try these lemons for no initial cost, and if you’re not satisfied with the results after 30 days, then you might want to get your head checked. Haha! I’m only kidding. I can personally assure you that Equamare Lemons will give you a new lease on life. I have more energy and less stress these days, and I owe it all to these lemons!

If you’re ready to buy now, there are three ways you can bring this amazing product into your home: you can purchase a 30-day supply of Equamare Lemons – that’s a crate of 90 lemons delivered right to your door (!); order our special, ionized Equamare Lemon water, which will come to you in 3 cases of 24 bottles; or, for those fantastic customers who are looking for a way to rejuvenate their skin, buy a 30-day supply of our formulated Equamare Lemon Lotion! Any one of these amazing products can be yours for $19.95 a month – or try our 30-day risk-free trial! Just call 1-800-4-LEMONS!

Still not certain these lemons are for you? Well, let’s see what others like yourself are saying after using Equamare Lemons…

 

– Written by Miss A on June 21, 2012

Blue

NEWS ANCHOR:

Breaking news report, brought to you by KXYZ and the California Milk Farmers Association, which has been providing local milk to Californians for the past fifty years.

Good afternoon, I’m Reta McKinley. Local officials are issuing a Crimson report as I share this news with you. As many of you might have noticed by now, the color blue has gone missing. Local enforcement officials and scientists are baffled by this strange phenomenon. Here’s our award-winning news team out in the field to tell us more. Matt, can you hear me out there?

MATT CAHOGANY:

Hi, Reta, the day has taken a strange turn, but it is anything but blue. People all over the city are extremely perplexed by what has taken place out here today. None one seems to have any answer for where blue might have gone.

MAN ON THE STREET:

Ah was just standin’ here waitin’ for mah wife to take a picture of that there Hollywood sign, and all of a sudden, the sky wasn’t blue no more! It was the darndest thing, Ah tell ya. Ah reckoned it was those big time movie folks pullin’ tricks on us or gettin’ ready to make one of those sci-fi pictures, but by the looks of people’s faces around here, Ah reckon that ain’t so! All Ah can say is you folks sure do weird thangs out here in Calleyfornia.

MATT CONAGHY:

People are in a state of panic out here, Reta. Local enforcement issues are doing their best to keep things calm until they can locate the missing color, but it’s hard to say when that will be.

RETA MCKINLEY:

Matt, can you describe for us what things look like out there?

MATT CONAGHY:

Well, Reta, the grass has all turned yellow as a result of blue vanishing from the spectrum. The sky is stark white. Those blue-eyed blondes were all know so well in Southern California are now white-eyed and some have been reporting loss of vision all together. Anything in this town that had any pigment of blue in it – from the t-shirt on someone’s back to the car stuck in traffic on the freeway – is now void of that color.

RETA MCKINLEY:

Thanks for the report, Matt. Folks at home, we’ll keep you posted on updates throughout the afternoon as we learn more. We now return to your regular programming, “When Animals Escape From Zoos…”

 

– Written by Miss A on June 18, 2012

 

Eclipse

Step right up and see the mighty magician. Azra Candelabra, perform his most amazing feat yet! Tonight, for one time only (!), Azra will move the moon into the Earth’s shadow! That’s right, folks! Tonight, our most impressive magician on the face of this planet will obscure the full moon – and you will not want to miss it!

Well, now how’s he gonna do that, son? What kind of power does he have to move the moon like that?

Yeah, moon’s pretty far away, I think. What’s he gonna do? Rope it with a string and pull?

Gentleman! You ask questions and tonight you will see all your answers when you come to Azra Candelabra’s most spectacular magic show! Tickets are on sale today for FIVE DOLLARS! Heck, I like you so much, I’ll even give ’em to you for FOUR-FIFTY! That’s more than HALF-OFF! If you wait ’til tonight, tickets will cost you TEN DOLLARS!! Don’t pay that much tonight! Get your tickets now while they’re still cheap! Remember – this is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you won’t want to miss! Bring the kids and give ’em a story they’ll be able to pass onto the generations to come! The night Azra Candelabra moved the magnificent moon into the Earth’s shadow and blocked the moon’s light from everyone’s view!!

Five dollars is a lot of money, if you ask me. Circus costs us only three dollars when it comes to town, and we can see lions, tigers, bears, clowns, and those funny people who fly through the air.

Sure, miss, that’s true, but have you seen a lion, tiger, or clown turn off the moon’s light? No? Well, tonight you can!

He’s gotta point, you know. People at the circus can’t move moons. At least no person I’ve ever seen! Boy, I’d like four tickets!

Ah, you’ve gotta point there. You know what? I’ll take two!

Me, too!

I need three!

Step right up to this line folks and tell me how many you need! Don’t forget your Uncle Bob and Aunt Bo! They will surely not want to miss this incredible opportunity to behold the amazing, SPECTACULAR Azra Candelabra turn off the full moon’s light when he blocks it with the Earth’s shadow! Don’t be the odd man out – get your tickets, on sale, right now!

 

– Written on March 14, 2012

Rock band

MOCK AD:

Did you know you can tell the age of a rock, simply by looking at it? Forget about carbon dating…it’s inaccurate and so 19th century. Through a little-known, well-kept secret called rock band dating, the stone masons have been dating rocks very accurately for generations and generations. Now, for no apparent reason, I will bestow this marvelous dating technique on you for FREE! Unfortunately, the rock band method does involve some mathematics. But not to worry! If you buy the rock dating kit for only $19.95, we take care of the math for you. Each rock dating kit comes with two test rocks (dates) to get you started. One of the rocks is oblong and one is shaped like a doughnut. This kit will have you dating rocks in no time!

– Written by Mr. T on August 3, 2011

a Rug

Some people call it a magic carpet, but I don’t. There’s no such thing as magic. This is a flying rug, and without a doubt the best one in production today. The Baby-Baba Model 7RS.

With a top-lateral speed of 250 kmph, the Baby-Baba 7RS literally leaves all other flying rugs in the dust. This is of course due to its super lightweight build and dual micro-jet engines. While these specs are quite impressive, what makes Baby-Baba brand flying rugs truly remarkable is their operating system and user interface. Their slogan, “so easy a baby can drive it,” is true in every word. All of their products are made specifically for babies and the 7RS is no exception. Baby-Baba’s Baby Brain Drive Train uses a dual process design. One processor mimics a baby’s brain and the other is strictly logical. Together they are able to correctly predict the seemingly unpredictable nature of a baby’s mind. As the logical processor is given priority, when the baby decides to make an illogical maneuver, the device will simply deliver a gently electric shock to the baby and continue on its path. Some have nicknamed this system “Darwin Drive” as about 2% of the babies used in testing wouldn’t get with the program and actually shocked themselves to death. Don’t be alarmed, none of the dead babies were American. Thanks to recent trade agreements, most of the babies used in present-day testing are Asian brand because they’re indisputably more intelligent. Of course, not every baby is a smart baby, which is the primary cause of the 2% failure rate. Trust us, most babies are 100% safe to drive the 7RS. Although Baby-Baba doesn’t recommend it, the 7RS will carry a ¬†adult at a maximum speed of 100 kmph. However, the mind of an adult is typically too logical to properly drive the 7RS. Baby-Baba is supposedly considering releasing an adult version of their flying rug, but no official statement has been released as of yet.

CONCLUSION: The Baby-Baba 7RS is a truly remarkable flying rug and is absolutely the safest and fastest model available for babies and children under 12.

PROS: 250 kmph top speed. New dual micro-jet engines. Baby Brain Drive Train (patent pending).

CONS: Not safe for adults. Tested on babies. 2% failure rate (nicknamed Darwin Drive).

MSRP: $249,999.99

Price as tested: $225,000.00

– Written by Mr T. on September 14, 2011