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#WeekendCoffeeShare Food Festival Fun

February 4, 2017 , , ,

If we were having coffee today in Tucson I would invite you to sit back and enjoy a cup of your favorite beverage while you tell me about your week. I am drinking iced roiboos tea and relaxing after attending our favorite food party of the year.  The Tucson Botanical Garden is the venue for this culinary fiesta each February.  Chefs, restaurants, caterers, distillers, brewers, and food providers of every kind set up stations to offer tastings to the guests.  We pay $65 per person, then roam around the gardens eating and drinking, tasting our way though the wonderful options.  The quality is outstanding since the purpose is to show off and find new customers.  It works well for everyone.  We always find a new place or product to try that we might not otherwise have discovered.  This time we found an excellent Mexican restaurant we have not tried, and much to my surprise, there is a distillery making very tasty gin downtown Tucson.  Who knew?  The event lasts for 4 hours, but I believe I would burst if I stayed for the whole time.  We lasted for about 2 hours before we called the Uber.

I am interested in your latest news about your writing projects.  Some of you have inspired me to try my hand at writing fiction.  I wrote another piece this week based on a photo prompt, and once again it was dark and disturbing.  I surprise myself with these eerie, haunted stories.  I plan to continue if only as a form of self analysis.  I am discovering a part of my brain that makes up dark stories.  I hope I will be able to make it create some brighter, funnier stuff.  My fiction muse is stuck on horror.

I have started to write and mail correspondence daily.  The International Correspondence Writing Month, #InCoWriMo, challenge involves people from around the world who send each other mail.  It is much more fun that I thought it would be. Some old friends are sending mailing addresses, and I have collected some from the website.  My most ambitious pen pal choice is a professional calligraphy artist in Florence, Italy. My handwriting is not that great, but I own an amazing collection of cards and stationary from around the world to send.  I am using colored markers, and may start to do little drawings or write poems to the people I have never met. I am enjoying the process and think it is a good way to prime the creativity pump.

If you want to prime your creativity pump, or read some interesting writing, visit Diana’s blog on the weekend. Read, comment, or submit your own post here.

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I’m enjoying the picture of people not wearing big winter coats — it’s really cold here today. 🙂 Sounds like a fun event. Good luck with the writing! Muse can be so fickle.

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Tara

February 5, 2017

I think your idea of using the photo prompts and the emerging material you write as a bit of personal analysis is quite interesting. Many wouldn’t be able or be willing to be that open to self-exploration. . Can’t wait to see what comes from your very creative imagination

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

February 5, 2017

Your culinary adventures sound tasty and like great fun. I really should get back to writing (other than blogging). I think this might be a time for dark stories.

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Robin

February 5, 2017

I love the sound of your food market. We don’t have many of these near where I live and so I was thrilled to stumble across a food market in Hobart, while we were in Tasmania. Stallholders at this market have to grow the ingredients, at least in part, and so you knew you were getting fresh food. We met a couple selling pork buns and they raised the pork themselves and the wife made all the buns up herself. They were good. I wish the markets were local, although they were expensive so they were more of a treat.
Hope you have a great week.
xx Rowena

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Rowena

February 5, 2017

Think Positive!

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bettylouise31

February 5, 2017

Erie haunted stories are great. Maybe if your “fiction muse is stuck on horror” you could build in bright funny stuff to start leading yourself to your switch in tone. I have been working on memoir/life story stuff but I think that I would like to try my hand on some science fiction, but it is just a thought at this point. I love this pen pal idea, I had not heard of Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo). Great post, thanks for sharing.

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imaginativeworks

February 5, 2017

The food market sounds like fun. We have a farmer’s market but that is predominantly raw foods although the last time I went there were a number of food tents and coffee.
Great that you are trying your hand at fiction. I’m a memoir writer but have joined a few flash fiction sites. I found also that many of my pieces had a dark twist but often it was a dark humour. The letter writing sounds fantastic. I can remember the joy of getting a letter but it seldom happens these days. Thanks for the coffee.

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