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Just in case anyone is confused by the contest on the Hub, the official WDC contest for December is:

Short Shots: Official WDC Contest  (E)
Use the photo to inspire your creativity. Write a short story and win big prizes!
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I'm one of the judges for this contest and I live in the southern hemisphere so I'm currently all about hot hot hot (okay, not entirely true. Big storm been blowing the last few days to make it feel un-summer like!).

Looking forward to reading (and reviewing!) stories inspired by the very awesome snowy street!

That image is enough to give me the shivers!

Nixie - horror story, perhaps???
That would be cool, or icy! *Laugh* Horror would be a new genre for me.
As a follow up to "Note: So, here's what I'm than..." , only 7 of my 28 windows are now lockless. These will eventually be done but they are very public and high so it would have to be a bold (stupid) person to try to break in that way.

Today..... we were out shopping (retail therapy!) and we witnessed a car crash/accident, whereby someone hit and car and then just drove off! We were too far away to see the plate (and he was moving fast thereafter) but a lady coming towards us got the number and gave it to us. We checked around the small shopping centre but no one owned the damaged car. We left a note but I'm not sure that person will contact the police/insurance given their rego was two months out of date!!!

And not only that today but the little kitten that had been hanging around my house but which I hadn't seen for two weeks was pregnant after all; and today HUHA (like SPCA) came to capture the babies and her. They managed to get the babies (sooooooo cute) but she was too freaked to come close. So now the babies are in a box under my house and we're hoping she'll come to them there, and HUHA will come back with a trap to hopefully get all three. She is only about 11 months old herself, poor wee thing. However... both she and her babies look in pretty good condition so that's at least positive.

Wow! You have a lot going on! Good luck with it all!
What a day! It's kind of a scary thing to witness and accident but then to see the person who caused the accident to drive off ... well, it would make me so angry. Glad it wasn't you in the accident though!

We had a cat situation happen around us ... the neighbor lady, who turned out to be a cat hoarder, up and left. She left her house and the cats! We were so angry. Anyway, there were about five cats who didn't get captured or taken so we and the neighbors started feeding them. Then the female got pregnant and when we could we took her to the vet to get her fixed. We and the neighbors split the cost. But it was worth it because we didn't have any more kittens! Glad the HUHA are working to keep them together for the time that's needed. Hope the cat comes back to her babies.
So, here's what I'm thankful for today:

1. that the loser who broke into my house this morning chose the week that I've got a friend staying (and therefore the house wasn't empty even though the car wasn't in the drive)
2. that my friend woke up and scared the bejesus out of him and he bolted
3. that she wasn't hurt
4. that my cat wasn't hurt
5. that I wasn't stuck on the train on the way to work, so could return home very quickly
6. that the police came quickly and stayed for at least two hours talking and checking, and a forensics guy came later to do the same (the home invader wore gloves and used a flat-edge screwdriver)
7. that I really have nothing of 'thief-value' to steal

It happened about 10 minutes or so after I left the house, and if my friend hadn't been with me I wouldn't have known about it for another 12 hours and I just can't stop myself thinking 'what if?' Even if I don't have valuable electronics etc, just the thought that someone was in my house just makes my skin crawl. And makes me very very very angry. 12 years in this house and this is the first time something like this has happened.

Needless to say, the windows that are never opened and are generally jammed shut are now also shut with bolts.
I’m so sorry, Os. That’s horrible. I can’t imagine how scary that is.
Thankful to hear that you and your friend are safe, rattled, but still safe. It's a very unnerving thing to go through. *Hug1**hug**Hug2*
Thank God you both are okay and the cat! So sorry you had to experience something like that! Hugs, my wonderful Os, and stay safe. *Heart*
Hmm, what's the official contest for November? The Hub still goes to What a Character for October.
It's the quotation one.
Sorry to pop in like a weirdo, but I just saw this while browsing the Newsfeed. *Blush* This month's contest is "Quotation Inspiration: Official Contest. The Hub usually takes a week or three to reflect the proper contest, I've found, but the "Writing Contests @ Writing.Com page updates within days, so I usually visit there first. Failing that, you can visit the contest folded and look for the most recently modified one, which is usually a safe bet.
Watching The Princess Bride.

To anyone who says it's not the best move ever.....

(PS: The book's good too.)

*Laugh* What does "naff" mean, Osirantinous? What a fun word!
I didn't realise that wasn't a global word. Apparently it's British, but we definitely use it here.

Urban Dictionary says 'meaning uncool, tacky, unfashionable, worthless... or as a softer expletive' ... '"naff off", "naff all", "naffing about".'

We don't tend to use 'naff off' which sounds very trashy to me. But we would definitely say that something is naff in the way that Os did.
Thanks! I feel smarter now. *Bigsmile*
Still time to buy a bone:

LUCKY BONES GAME 2019 - Now Closed  (13+)
6th Annual Role Playing Game/Raffle - Buy a Bone (Raffle Ticket) - 1 in 13 Wins 5K!
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Help us get to 100 bone rolls.
Don't forget to buy your bones over at:

LUCKY BONES GAME 2019 - Now Closed  (13+)
6th Annual Role Playing Game/Raffle - Buy a Bone (Raffle Ticket) - 1 in 13 Wins 5K!
#2055887 by Hannah

Funds will be going to:

"The Rockin' Reviewers
"Mental Health Writers Alliance
Help, Hannah and Vampy need help. (No, not because they're missing or kidnapped.)

Ghost of Scheming Scoundrel was incredibly generous in bailing out prisoners from "LUCKY BONES GAME 2019 - Now Closed (though, sadly, many have been re-arrested) and she is getting a deserved MB for each bail-out.

If you can sent the GoSS an MB that would count to her recognition, can you please reply to
"Need Badges for Schnujo - Can You Help?"   so we can send you the GPs to do so????

You get two free bones to be in to win 5000GPs

Breaking news......

October isn't all about horror!!!

A Romance Contest ~~ CLOSED  (13+)
A short story contest for the Seasons of Romance:
#1892844 by Osirantinous

The LGBT Writing Contest - CLOSED  (18+)
Bi-monthly contest (with great prizes) for LGBT characters.
#1980539 by Osirantinous

Mind you.... prompts 1 and 2 of the LGBT could lend themselves to horror. I mean... 'big secret'...

Normal transmission resuming.....

LUCKY BONES GAME 2019 - Now Closed  (13+)
6th Annual Role Playing Game/Raffle - Buy a Bone (Raffle Ticket) - 1 in 13 Wins 5K!
#2055887 by Hannah

Officially open now, so you won't end up in the dungeon for buying bones (unless you do it wrong!!!)

Hey, Hannah told me to tell you about this:
"Note: (Gets tin cup & runs it back & f..."