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    Tall, golden strands of grass brushed up against the wood of the ancient building she faced. At some point the planks might have been painted a pristine white but years had washed away the color, leaving behind the sad story of time that only wood can tell.
    Erin gently placed her camera on the tripod and she directed the lens toward the dilapidated structure that stood alone in the abandoned fields. She wondered if her film could capture the glorious tales of the past she could envision with her imagination. What bountiful harvests came through the double doors out front? Which massive machines were housed there during the height of production when farm hands gathered to bring in the crops on time? If a picture is worth a thousand words, she’d have a novel full by the end of the evening.


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    Justin bolted awake with a sneeze and an ungodly urge to itch. He sneezed with force and his eyes slammed closed. His nose itched almost as much as his body, but he couldn’t help but focus on the thousands of tiny needles that stung his bare arms, torso and legs. He scratched at one arm as he opened his eyes again. Upon seeing the hay – his all-time worst allergen – he cursed like a sailor and jumped to his feet.

    It was then he noticed the stench of horse manure. It burned acrid trails though his nostrils. It surrounded him with its suffocating perfume. The nearby neighing and nickering set his nerves on edge. He liked horses about as much as a case of the clap.

    “Shut your traps or I’ll make you into glue!” he bellowed. The high walls and dark recesses of the structure swallowed his threat.

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    Kimberly, I must say that you have a great eye for detail, and the lines you've written are beautiful. "...leaving behind the sad story of time that only wood can tell." was a particular favorite of mine. I love how you've intergrated your character (Erin) in with this. Fabulous, beautiful job! Definately a story that I'd want to read!
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    Ms. Yakkity aka Cap'n Anne Buttscar =D,

    I loved your post as well. You did a great job in setting the scene (the images of hay tickling the nose, and the horses laughing was just fabulous!) And anyone whose ever been in a horse barn will DEFINATELY get the reference to the 'perfume'! Personally, I think you have a great sense of what makes a good scene, and Justin's response brings on humor for your reader. Great, great job!
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    Gina Jenkins stared, captivated by what she was seeing. At first, she thought her eyes were playing tricks on her. But no, they weren't. Finally her father's dream had become a reality. Standing before her was no longer the old, rustic structure where all the farm machinery once resided. Instead, the dilapidated building looked a million dollars. All pristine with new wooden pailings and freshly painted a rich red.

    As she opened the double doors, several horses whinied, awaiting her to feed them. Which was why she was at the grambel roofed shed at the crack of dawn. A mixture of smells assaulted her nostrils and she sneezed. Damn hay and grains, they'd always had a strange effect on her. And as for the manure, she gagged a little. She'd leave the cleaning of the horse stalls to the farm hands.

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    Ms. CharmedGirl-

    I really like where you are going with this. You've set the scene with descriptors filled with actions: pushing open the doors, the horses making noise. Great job too, making it a new barn that is the result of Gina's father's dream. =D I see conflict already! Good job!
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    Thanks so much for the positive comment Cynthia. I'm just sorry that I didn't get a chance to post it until today.

    BTW, I asked Karenne about why we couldn't add a thread. I told her that there was no add thread button and she fixed it.

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    My Dearest CharmedGirl,

    You are, by far, the best for asking Karenne about that thread button! lol I figured it had to do with the fact that I have a habit of completely destroying anything that has to do with technology! =D Thanks again!

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    So Cyn, when do we get our next assignment?

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    Hey ya! Your next lesson and assignment should be posted on April 11. I have (hopefully) the forum set up to automatically update on the Sundays of the month. IF its not up on its on on the 11th, I'll be checking it and posting it manually. =D Fingers crossed!!

    Have a great day!

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