Relay Writing: Spin around the Globe!

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Spin Around the Globe


"I have too much I still want to do." Oh! Lord, I cried out. It is Monday and I still got to pack lunch in the mornings for my family and then continue with my cumbersome chore of cleaning and chugging the rickety rackety cart through the grocery aisles to shop for the ingredients for the meals to be prepared each weekday evenings.

Lord was quick to reply, “Weekday evenings? What about the Weekends?”

I knelt down and with my hands together; I replied with my head bowed down, “I am off my duties on Weekends.”

Lord smiled and said, “You are Lucky, to be off your regular chores on Weekends. So, what is the plan for the weekend then? Should we go for spin around the globe on Saturday?”

I was hesitant since; spin and motion sickness do not go together but could not argue with THE LORD. I agreed giving a nod and saying, “Okay, See you on Saturday at 9am. I will be ready for the spin of my life.”

Hearing the above, Lord disappeared.

I was nervous and did not want my day to end. But, the Sun set at it’s own time and the Moon rose as per the schedule. Everything was going normally as it should be, except for my heart, which wanted the time to freeze. Unfortunately that did not happen and Monday turned to Tuesday and the days seemed to pass by quickly. Friday evening, I was cleaning and scrubbing everything extraordinarily and my family became curious.

When asked, I told them that I have a date with the Lord and he plans on taking me on a trip around the globe.

My family was overjoyed to hear this. My better half asked me to charge my smart phone overnight so that I can take that along with me to take a lot of shots of the various hot spots around the globe. He asked me to keep posting it on Facebook so that everyone knew about my whereabouts.

Seeing the excitement and the encouragement from my family, my motion sickness took a back seat and I was ready for this spin of my life with the Lord. I went to my wardrobe to pick my finest outfit and tucked myself early into bed.

Next day, I woke up at the touch of dawn, got ready and finished my breakfast. I grabbed my smart phone from the charger and was waiting up for the Lord to arrive.

The sky was clear that day and I could see from a distance a space craft approaching towards me. I was excited and bid Adios to my family.


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Here is your writing prompt –

I was excited and bit Adios to my family.

  • Create a new title (this one was- Spin Around the Globe)
  • Write a creative response (you decide point of view/genre/characters)
  • Identify the opening prompt and ending prompt - include the link
  • Have fun and enjoy reading the various responses!

NOTE - DO NOT copy anyone else's text...start with their ending prompt

you may copy and paste this portion, but you must edit the prompt and title.

Join in on the fun! See where it takes you and your reader. Be sure to link back to other continuations. :-)


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MartieCoetser profile image

MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

What a fantasy! Awesome! I wish I had the time to participate.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh, I 'gotta do this..Do i start with, " I was excited and bid adios to my family? Geez where can i go and what will i do, I haven't a clue..


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Martie,

I was also in awe of it when I first read and thus, joined in. It sure was a test of creativity by making a story with a first sentence.

Thank you for your words of encouragement and stopping by! Appreciate it.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Ruby,

Yes, you have to start with the last line, "I was excited and bit Adios to my family." and tag in the above link. Then link in your hub in the below forum...http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/89002

Good luck, Ruby.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Ruchira, I wrote a story, " Excitement mounting " I was unable to link..HELP!!!!!!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Wow Ruby! I will check it out :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Awesome, Ruby :)

Three cheers to you!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Yea.......


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

Hello Ruchira,

Voted up and awesome!

It's really fun but I think I must wait for a while before jumping into this fun. I don't consider myself to be good at creating stories.

Well, Good Luck to you!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Fantastic Ruchira, I have so much to do - but if I can find the time I will participate!

Voting up and awesome.

Well done, best wishes Lesley


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

looks like a lot of work..LOL I'm only kidding looks like fun :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Shampa,

Thanks for your wishes and hoping that you too join in someday :)

Cheers!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Lesley,

Honestly I was thinking of you yesterday with concerns to this hub and voila...I see your response this morning.

Sure, I do wish and hope you participate and entice us with your creativity...cheers!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Frank,

Yes, it is a lot of fun. Hope you could join in as well...Cheers!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

i was really thinking this is a personal account...well, we talk to God everyday...why not?great story Ruchira...


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Raciniwa,

Thanks for your vote of encouragement and support.

Yes, we do talk to god everyday in our own special ways and maybe could relate this story to that...


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anglnwu 4 years ago

Sounds like a good start and what a project to get people writing. I may just have to take a back seat for the time being but what an idea. Awesome.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Anginwu,

It would be a delight if you also would join in...more the merrier :)

Thank you for stopping by to appreciate it.


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Tricia Ward 4 years ago from Scotland

hiya, I have written a response to this too.

http://hubpages.com/literature/I-was-excited-and-b...

I see now others have too but no matter. There can be various threads. I have had other stuff on, so hence it took me a few days to get to it. Check it out if you like.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Tricia,

I checked out your story...great!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Interesting concept. I wish I had the time to join it but will consider it for the future. Voting this Up and Interesting. Thanks for SHARING.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, this is a great idea, I don't have time at the moment, but hopefully I will remember to come back and have a go, cheers nell


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

I am sure you had a great spin.. spin or not..Time with his is always great.. Have a blessed day! Peace.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Alocsin,

You are such a vibrant writer as seen in your hubs. You should give it a try. Will do justice :)

Hi Nell,

Please do consider it. Being such a prolific writer yourself, will help inspire others as well :)

Hi Shalom,

Oh yeah...always a spin when you have such a delightful company :) Thanks for stopping by to appreciate it.

You should give this a try :)

Thank you ALL :)


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agaglia 4 years ago

Great Idea! I love this. But, I too have chores and will have to wait until Saturday to write my continuation


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Agaglia,

Welcome :)

Sure, would be a delight to venture into this. It sure is fun :) Thanks for stopping by!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

WOW TATS LOOKS LIKE A GREAT IDEA. AND FUN.

I will work on one this weekend..

Debbie


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

great Debbie.

Good luck with it :) cheers!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

This is the second time that I have come across the Relay writing... it sounds like so much fun. And now I am curious as to how your story ends! Interesting story! Up up and shared. Maybe someone else will take up this relay writing as well!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

oh yeah BBg..this sure is interesting esp how we are at freedom to take the starting line to any direction...lol

No GPS needed ;)

thanks for stopping by and yes, you should give it a try...will love it :)


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Great Idea... when I was in class 8... I did it in my school magazine...It was called "Spin A Yarn"...

Would love to contribute!

:)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

I am sure you will love it, Rahul.

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