April Coffee Date

Hello, my darlings! 🙂 I just figured that the last coffee date I posted was last November. (ugh).

I so missed doing this, so please grab a chair. 🙂 I prepared a cuppa coffee, tea, or beer (if you want. :D)

CALM MARCH

Finally, after epic roller coaster monthssssss, March has been so kind to me. 🙂 I was able to write for my two favorite prompts:

I was also able to join several tags (which I loooved a lot! :D) I miss doing Three Line Tales though. 😦

HOPEFULLY KINDER APRIL

With the summer kicking off, I am hoping April will be as kind or even kinder to me! 😀 Because I want to continue with dVerse and FFfAW plus, I signed up to NaPoWrimo! (Except the weekend prompts because I am mostly offline on weekends. :()

BOOK UPDATE

Finally, I plan to do the TITLE REVEAL of my upcoming debut book this month. 🙂 (It’s been months since I started with this project and I am excited to share this with you, guys! <3)

It’s your turn! What are your writing/blogging/anything plans for April! Will you join NaPo, too? 😀

 

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Monday Morning Melts #6

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Jade: Do you feel it? The beautiful lights, the easy smiles, and the hint of magic in the air that always makes the holiday season one to remember.

Instead of choosing from one of the classic Christmas songs, I’m offering lyrics this week from a song that’s a little quirkier. To everyone still scrambling for that perfect Christmas gift, I hope this song is a reminder that the perfect Christmas gift is something money can never buy.

Happy Holidays to all of you, my dear friends! I wish you all a season of contagious laughter, unconditional love, and magic to last a lifetime.

PROMPT: Humbug – Owl City

I’m ready to wrap that perfect Christmas gift
But I haven’t found it yet
‘Cause I don’t have a clue what to get you
So I’ll give you my heart, I hope it’ll do

Your Turn:

  1. Share a poem, story, or photo inspired by this week’s song-lyrics-prompt. You can share something you created that was inspired directly by the lyrics or you can share other pieces that coincidentally fit the prompt (for ex: an old piece of yours, or one of a beloved blogger – with permission).
  2. Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
  3. Tag your post with MondayMorningMelts, so we and  your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  4. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know). 😉

There are no word limits and no restrictions except to stay true to the theme. Creating a brand new post in response to the prompt is also optional.

The goal isn’t to create new content, but rather to share pieces that melt the heart, tickle the soul, and brighten up a typically gloomy Monday. That’s why if you already have a piece that fits this week’s lyrics, or if you have a fellow blogger whose piece you want to share (with their permission), you are more than welcome to do so!

MONDAY MORNING MELTS #5: FEATURES

Because These Bloggers Created Something Beautiful With The Prompt:

Because These Melts Are Timeless & Deserve To Be Shared:

These features sections are compiled Sunday so if we missed you, please let us know in the comments, and leave a link to your post. We’ll update our features asap!

FUTURE PROMPTS

Here are the lyrics for the rest of December:

When it’s right it’s more than right

Cause you feel it more than feel

I could take this moment now

Right into the grave with me

Monday Morning Melts #5

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Rosema: Most of the time, love is expressed and felt through physical intimacy. Touch. Kisses. Hugs. But how about loving someone from afar? How about loving someone you haven’t seen yet? How about falling for someone’s soul residing in a body thousand miles away from you? Will it be a gamble worth committing? Will it feel like a heart’s solitary suicide?

This week, let’s delve the idea of long distance love. (Which is now for me, the purest love of all). ❤

“One Sweet Love” – Sara Bareilles

The earth that is the space between,
I’d banish it from under me to get to you.
Your unexpected love provides my solitary suicide
oh I wish I knew

Your Turn:

  1. Share a poem, story, or photo inspired by this week’s song-lyrics-prompt. You can share something you created that was inspired directly by the lyrics or you can share other pieces that coincidentally fit the prompt (for ex: an old piece of yours, or one of a beloved blogger – with permission).
  2. Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
  3. Tag your post with MondayMorningMelts, so we and  your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  4. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know). 😉

There are no word limits and no restrictions except to stay true to the theme. Creating a brand new post in response to the prompt is also optional.

The goal isn’t to create new content, but rather to share pieces that melt the heart, tickle the soul, and brighten up a typically gloomy Monday. That’s why if you already have a piece that fits this week’s lyrics, or if you have a fellow blogger whose piece you want to share (with their permission), you are more than welcome to do so!

MONDAY MORNING MELTS #3: FEATURES

Because These Bloggers Created Something Beautiful With The Prompt:

Because These Melts Are Timeless & Deserve To Be Shared:

These features sections are compiled Sunday so if we missed you, please let us know in the comments, and leave a link to your post. We’ll update our features asap!

Monday Morning Melts #3

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Rosema: As you probably know, I love Jason Mraz. Well, love is an understatement.

I Won’t Give Up and Lucky are among his biggest ‘sweet’ hits. But to introduce you to a rather unknown but equally heart tickling song, here’s “In Your Hands”. The part I picked are for me the sweetest lines that has ever been written. Especially that “what I choose is you.” Aaaah. I am feeling so in love. 😀 (with Jason. HAHA)

I hope this lovely song will inspire you. ❤

In Your Hands- Jason Mraz

But when you’re alone
You’re living in a world with only choices
And what I choose is you

Your Turn:

  1. Share a poem, story, or photo inspired by this week’s song-lyrics-prompt. You can share something you created that was inspired directly by the lyrics or you can share other pieces that coincidentally fit the prompt (for ex: an old piece of yours, or one of a beloved blogger – with permission).
  2. Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
  3. Tag your post with MondayMorningMelts, so we and  your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  4. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know). 😉

There are no word limits and no restrictions except to stay true to the theme. Creating a brand new post in response to the prompt is also optional.

The goal isn’t to create new content, but rather to share pieces that melt the heart, tickle the soul, and brighten up a typically gloomy Monday. That’s why if you already have a piece that fits this week’s lyrics, or if you have a fellow blogger whose piece you want to share (with their permission), you are more than welcome to do so!

FUTURE PROMPTS

Here is the late tune for November:

Although loneliness has always been a friend of mine
I’m leavin’ my life in your hands
People say I’m crazy and that I am blind
Risking it all in a glance

In the future, at the beginning of every month, we’ll reveal the prompts for that month. If anyone has any other suggestions to make Monday Morning Melts more convenient and fun, please let us know!

MONDAY MORNING MELTS #2: FEATURES

Because These Bloggers Created Something Beautiful With The Prompt:

Because These Melts Are Timeless & Deserve To Be Shared:

These features sections are compiled Sunday so if we missed you, please let us know in the comments, and leave a link to your post. We’ll update our features asap!

Monday Morning Melts #2

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Jade: Last week, Rosema kicked off Monday Morning Melts with a deeply personal song, and shared with us her heart.

This week, I chose a song to reflect the chaos erupting in my side of the world. When hatred walks around every corner, that is when love will shine the brightest.

Love Me Now – John Legend

I don’t know who’s gonna kiss you when I’m gone
So I’m gonna love you now, like it’s all I have
I know it’ll kill me when it’s over
I don’t wanna think about it, I want you to love me now

Your Turn:

  1. Share a poem, story, or photo inspired by this week’s song-lyrics-prompt. You can share something you created that was inspired directly by the lyrics or you can share other pieces that coincidentally fit the prompt (for ex: an old piece of yours, or one of a beloved blogger – with permission).
  2. Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
  3. Tag your post with MondayMorningMelts, so we and  your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  4. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know). 😉

There are no word limits and no restrictions except to stay true to the theme. Creating a brand new post in response to the prompt is also optional.

The goal isn’t to create new content, but rather to share pieces that melt the heart, tickle the soul, and brighten up a typically gloomy Monday. That’s why if you already have a piece that fits this week’s lyrics, or if you have a fellow blogger whose piece you want to share (with their permission), you are more than welcome to do so!

FUTURE PROMPTS

It came to our attention (thank you Sarah!) that we should reveal the prompts for the upcoming month to give all of you who would like to participate time to prepare your submissions. Here they are for the rest of November:

But when you’re alone
You’re living in a world with only choices
And what I choose is you

Although loneliness has always been a friend of mine
I’m leavin’ my life in your hands
People say I’m crazy and that I am blind
Risking it all in a glance

In the future, at the beginning of every month, we’ll reveal the prompts for that month. If anyone has any other suggestions to make Monday Morning Melts more convenient and fun, please let us know!

Because These Bloggers Created Something Beautiful With The Prompt:

Because These Melts Are Timeless & Deserve To Be Shared:

Monday Morning Melts #1

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Welcome to our first Monday Morning Melts!

The first song-lyrics prompt is from If You’re Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield chosen by yours truly. A song will be more than a song when it holds a special meaning to someone’s heart, especially when a song is offered to someone your heart holds dearly.

This song is actually my almost six-year relationship’s theme song. And as an ode to our relationship, this is my first song-lyric-prompt. I hope this will inspire you to write something that will melt our hearts. 🙂

If You’re Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield

And I hope you are the one I share my life with
And I wish that you could be the one I die with
And I pray in you’re the one I build my home with

I hope I love you all my life

Your Turn:

  1. Share a poem, story, or photo inspired by this week’s song-lyrics-prompt. You can share something you created that was inspired directly by the lyrics or you can share other pieces that coincidentally fit the prompt (for ex: an old piece of yours, or one of a beloved blogger – with permission).
  2. Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
  3. Tag your post with MondayMorningMelts, so we and  your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  4. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know). 😉

There are no word limits and no restrictions except to stay true to the theme. Creating a brand new post in response to the prompt is also optional.

The goal isn’t to create new content, but rather to share pieces that melt the heart, tickle the soul, and brighten up a typically gloomy Monday. That’s why if you already have a piece that fits this week’s lyrics, or if you have a fellow blogger whose piece you want to share (with their permission), you are more than welcome to do so!

Starting next week, we’ll have Monday Morning Melts: Features to highlight all the submissions we receive.

On that note, we’re looking forward to seeing what melts your muses’ hearts this week!

Invitation to Join: Monday Morning Melts

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“Songs are emotions, expressed in such a way that only the soul understands.” ― Unknown

There’s something about the way the lyrics, the instruments, and the memories come together in a song that resonates in each and every one of us. Regardless of whether you prefer soft ballads or upbeat dance tracks, there’s a song for every soul.

Recently, my dear friend Jade and I came up with the idea of Monday Morning Melts, because alliteration is strong with us, and because we realized we have yet to come across a prompt that uses song lyrics.

Like songs, poems, stories, and photos can touch our hearts, move our minds, and linger in our souls. That moment you are stunned with a goofy sweet smile on your face is an inexplicable feeling. Thus, the birth of Monday Morning Melts!  

What is it?

Monday Morning Melts is a weekly writing prompt posted every Monday. We’ll be using song lyrics to inspire you and get you into the Morning Melts mood.

The prompts are optional, and we welcome not only pieces inspired by the prompts directly, but also any poetry, stories, or photography that coincidentally fit that week’s prompt as well. Feel free to share others’ work, with permission, of course!

Will My Submissions Be Featured?

Yes! As the saying goes, sharing is caring.

We will feature everyone’s submissions from the previous week. The features will be split into two sections: one section for submissions inspired directly by the prompts and one section for pieces  you would like to share that also fit that week’s prompt. This second section would be a great place to shed new light on an old piece of yours or share a beloved blogger.

Why Monday?

Because Monday Blues, anyone? Most of us hate Mondays with a passion. It marks the end of a blissful weekend and the start of a long, grueling work week. We want to change that. We want to start your week on a sweet note.

As the name Monday Morning Melts suggests, we want to share poems, stories, or photos that can melt the heart, tickle the soul, and make someone’s gloomy day a little brighter.

How will I join?

Here are the 4  easy steps:

  1. Create and share a post inspired by the song-lyrics-prompt for the week. A post can be anything: a poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. Whatever inspires your muse.
  2. Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
  3. Tag your post with MondayMorningMelts, so we and  your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  4. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know). 😉

What if I want to share on other social media?

Go for it! Jade and I are both social on other media 😉 Use the same hashtag #MondayMorningMelts on Twitter or Instagram and we’ll be able to find you there too. You can @mention us as well if you’d like. Our usernames are below:

Rosemarie  

Twitter: @rosemawrites // Instagram: @areadingwriter

Jade  

Twitter: @jademwong // Instagram: @jademwong

When do I start?

Monday Morning Melts #1 will be presented by me Monday, November 7. Jade and I will be alternating every week.

If you have any questions or suggestions, we are more than excited to answer and read them!

Thank you!

Almost

Almost (Inspired by Almost Lovers by A Fine Frenzy)

For a scintilla of a moment
we shared a special kind of bond.
Like blooming flowers in spring,
we cradled our blossoming hearts.

Then winter came without the autumn.
It appeared we are almost but not quite.
But then I think it’s best to forget
a story filled with maybe and might.

10.24.2016
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo credit: Unsplash

In response to November Notes Writing Challenge by my love Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies and yours truly. ❤

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Writing Challenge: November Notes

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Last Monday, my love Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies and yours truly did an impromptu sharing of song titles and came up with a list of 30 epic songs for our November Notes writing challenge!

How’s the drill?

  • Write or post anything inspired by the song (the title, the lyrics, or either). No word count limit. It can also be a photo.
  • Please link back to this post so we can read it. 😉
  • Use the hashtag #novembernotes.

Sarah and I are both in Instagram! 😀

@thesarahdoughty

@areadingwriter