The best thing about birthdays is they can be quite fluid. While the official big day for me is November I often collect my gift from by best friend a few months later as part of our late Christmas. I bring hers along and she stores it until her big day in April.
This year one of her gifts to me was The Pocket Daring Book for Girls. It's got great ideas in it as well as how to execute them safely. A quick skim of it rendered some wonderful treasures. Regrettably, my friend has expressly forbade me from building my own back yard zip line.
Two non-contiguous lines from The Pocket Daring Book for Girls: Things to Do by Andrea J. Buchanan & Miriam Peskowitz (Collins, 2008)
From the Essential Gear section about caring for your Swiss Army Knife: "Clean with hot, soapy water, and add a tiny drop of mechanical oil once every three blue moons."
From Miscellanea, about Taking Things Apart: Old televisions and fax machines, a cell phone that no longer works, or a computer that's ten years out of date and living its final years in the back shed: no discarded machine should go undismantled."
My latest writing is no where near so daring or fun, but at least I have done something.
Here's a wee sample from Blood Love:
"But they found Kevis Loney’s body all pale and drained. That raised a few brows."
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