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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Blogfest Open Cinderella's Shoe

Don't worry guys this isn't a girlie thing.

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with.
You've got bags of time to join in. Could the lost item be something valuable? A pet? A piece of clothing? A person? A toy? A passport or ID document?

All you do is:
  1. Post your entry for the Blogfest theme on your blog.
  2. Sign up on the linkey at the bottom of this post
    [NB: To be fair to everyone playing PLEASE ONLY ENTER LINKS that lead to a Blogfest item.]
  3. Leave a comment for the blog host (me), below. Thank you 
  4. Visit the other blog sites signed up to this Blogfest linkey page and leave comments
  5. If you don't feel inspired to join in, do please advertise this blogfest on your blogs for us. Thank You.
1. Tossing It Out
2. Ellie
3. Disc Connected
4. Tessa C
5. Stephen T. McCarthy
6. Doris --Hold my hand
7. Rebel in Remission
8. Heather M. Gardner
9. Roland D. Yeomans
10. Talei Loto
11. Dominic de Mattos
12. Michael Di Gesu
13. Liz

Initially I started out with a different idea which grew into a much larger story, that was too long for this contest, but on one of my walks I spied something which sparked the idea for my piece:

This is what inspired the piece:
My interest in TV shows like 'Psychic Detectives' did the rest.


  1. he he I think i will go with a missing child's toy or maybe not I have to get my creativity flowing. off to bed so I can dream of something lost but found

  2. Madeleine - I loved that! I wasn't sure where you were going with it at first with mentioning the lost child and then into what Auntie had said about being a psychic. Now that I think on it a bit, pretty slow of me, don't you think? haha. I seriously loved the piece... it flowed so wonderfully.

    I've been tossing a few ideas around, but I'm so behind that I don't think I can join this one. Just in case, though... how long is Mr. Linky open and how does it work for what day to post? I might be able to do it later next week if it'll still be open.

  3. Just posted...gave you a shout-out...where's the linkey list of participants???

  4. What you wrote sounds like a very good start to something of novel proportions. Good job. I'll have something up at 2 AM California time on Saturday morning. I'll sign up on the linky tonight.

    Tossing It Out

  5. It never fails to amaze me how the smallest thing, such as an image or overheard snippet of conversation, can be the prompt for a story!

    I really enjoyed your piece and agree with Arlee Bird, this could be the start of something special.

  6. I am *so excited* about this blogfest.

    So far we've had some fab entries from Ellie and Lee and more promised.

    Thanks also to Kittie for advertising it on her blog. The more the merrier.

    I enjoyed writing my piece and will have to think about possibly making it into something bigger at some stage.:O)

  7. Oooh, I'll have to come back and do this. I'm just popping by to say hello as one crusader to another.

  8. Holy cow, that was awesome! You could expand that whole thing to a novel! Excellent.

  9. What an adorable concept! If I wasn't so entranced on NaNoWriMo I might have joined... but my mind currently has to focus on one thing...that is a week away! Best of luck and I look forward to seeing everyone's entries!

  10. For some reason my comment didn't take last night...

    The visual provided by the "peering into a goldfish bowl" was great.

    Interesting concept for a blogfest...thanks for hosting.


  11. I really enjoyed this, Madeleine. Great stuff.


  12. Hi Jenny
    Thanks Julie and Suzanne your comments, like the others are very gratifying.

    Yes Jen, I only thought today that I had chosen a bad time to set up this blogfest, but I am hoping if it lasts long enough others may join in.
    Glad you joined in Discconnected. Enjoyed your entry, too. :O)

    Very cool story yours! You even used a "shoe" for your "Cinderella's Shoe" Blogfest story. Pretty neat!

    Later today, I will try to read the entry posted by every participant in your unique blogfest. This was a good idea (and not too "girlie" either)
    :o) Thanks!

    ~ Stephen
    "As a dog returns to his own vomit,
    so a fool repeats his folly."
    ~ Proverbs 26:11

  14. Posted my piece! Hope you like it...

  15. Madeleine, I really enjoyed your story. It actually got me motivated to become brave and post my piece! Hope you all enjoy it (It was based on a real event) :-))


  16. Great blog fest idea! Dang, I hope I'm hit with an idea before Saturday. Your story was intense! And the presentation very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I enjoyed your story. Thanks for sharing it.

  18. Hi Stepehn, Tessa and Doris, Well done for some fabulous entries.

    Ooh Niki I hope you can join in too. thanks for being my 100th follower. I will have to hand out my prizes and awards this week!

    Heather, I shall hop over and read yours next. thanks for joining in. :O)))))

  19. I'll be there. Yours was an excellent piece. Life is stranger than we know.

  20. I'm in! ;) Am concocting a piece now.

  21. I love your blogfest list. What a great idea. Might have to check some of those out. Might even have to make one. :o)

  22. Oh excellent Rolamd, Talei and Kristal. This challenge has proved to be quite awesome! :O)

  23. Hi Madeleine

    I see that I have arrived in the nick of time! I have added my own little light hearted contribution. Great idea. Loved taking part. Thanks


  24. This sounds really cool. I've read a couple already. But when the Mr. Link expires, will there be links to the entries?

    Great idea for a blogfest!

    Southern City Mysteries

  25. I just saw this Madeleine. I have only been blogging for a few weeks. Love it! I just put up my sight a last week. So much to do, see, and enter. I would love to participate. I must get to writing. Thank you for the opportunity to get to know more of the blogging community,


  26. Hi everyone, so glad we have some last minute entries, yes i will keep the links even when Mr Linkey expires. I am thrilled with this fest it has been a real treat.

    Good luck with your website Michael :O)

  27. I have added my entry to the list!

  28. Well done Liz, in the nick of time. Thanks for joining in :O)


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