To celebrate reaching my 100th follower, I wanted to do something big, bad and funny. We all need a laugh, and I'm seeing the picture above as something funny, not sad. (You know, as in it was a gag picture.)
In celebrating this most small achievement for Celebrate the Small Things Friday (again Thanks VikLit for hosting this weekly blog hop), I wanna first thank all who have taken the time to follow this blog, read my posts, comment, and be a positive presence in this blogosphere.
Now for gift time! I wanted to give something to everyone who wants something. So here you have it:
1. A free download of an eBook version of Anticipation of the Penitent from Smashwords.com (for any and every one of my followers!)
2. $10 gift card from Amazon.com (for two winning followers)
3. A surprise gag gift (for two other winning followers)
To enter this giveaway, be a follower of this blog and express your interest by leaving a comment or sending me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winners for gift numbers 2 & 3 will be randomly selected from those who express their interest. This giveaway will end on Friday, April 5, 2013.
P.S. - If you comment on this blog but aren't a follower, maybe because you don't have gmail, you can still enter this giveaway. Just send me a note that you do comment on this blog and that you wish to enter.
Happy Celebrating the Small Things!
This is a word lovers and prompt writers bloghop. Here's how it goes:
1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to The Feather and The Rose blog - our host.
2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, "Dihydrogen Monoxide" is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you're having trouble coming up with something on your own.
3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.
4. Add your post to the linky list below (sometimes I add it later in the day). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!
5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.
Today's theme is: castles
My word today is: canticle - From 1175-1225 Middle English
Noun – one of the nonmetrical hymns or chants, chiefly from the Bible, used in church services; a song, poem, or hymn, especially of praise
And here's my writing for this word:
“I am sure it was Eugene’s evocative canticle that reached heaven and brought God to our aid. That is the only reason this house, our castle, withstood the devastating attacks from those lawless thugs.”
“Don’t give up on them, Harriet. As long as they have breath, there’s a chance that even one of them could see the truth and be the catalyst for our next victory. Remember, God doesn’t give up on anyone. Neither should we.”