Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pay It Forward blogfest

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About the blogfest:
Go to this link in order to see the blog host and anyone else participating: Haley Jo's Blog

"You have until February 23rd to post a scene (either from scratch or something you already wrote) to your blog that deals with paying it forward. How your characters do so (good or bad) is up to you. I'm looking forward to some really interesting entries here. When the day of the blogfest arrives, everyone on the list will go around and read all the scenes and tell everyone how awesome they did! Sounds like fun, right? I think so."

I am always for taking part in writing friend's blogfests and this is one that may not have 50 entries but I'm more than happy to post something. And I get to show a different side to Jack, along with posting another small section. This line doesn't relate to the story but hopefully it shows there is more to him than his job.

My Entry:

Jack put the last piece of tape on the shiny green wrapping and set the box aside. One down only 150 more to go. He stared at the bins of toys before checking his watch. If no one came to help it was going to be a really long night. Thankfully, as he picked up a boxed doll, a door opened.

Ella stepped into the room carrying another load of colorful wrapping paper. She set it down before pulling on her long red sweater moving the hem a little further down her black jeans. "I can't believe you do this every year."

"Well, this is the first year at this scale." Jack shrugged. He had always donated time, money and toys for the charity Toys for Tots but this year he'd mentioned the charity to his boss' wife and she'd taken that as an invitation to overtake the event to show how charitable she can be to her friends. And the women all loved children, so naturally everyone she knew donated. "Do you think the others are going to show, or is it just me and you?"

Putting her hair into a ponytail, Ella sighed. "Just me and you. They are getting a mani-peti. Charity work isn't really something they do anyways."

"One is better than none." Jack smiled at her. "Let's get to work."


Erin Kane Spock said...

I wish I knew about this blogfest sooner! Great entry and a great reminder to get out there and contribute.

Susan Kane said...

Likewise. Loved your entry. I need to reach our more, and grab in less. Susan

Haley Jo said...

Great entry, Dawn! I can't believe I forgot the date of my own blogfest! I'll get something up over there right now.

Thanks again for joining.

Dawn Embers said...

Erin Kane - It's hard sometimes, to keep up with the different blogfests available. Thanks for commenting on my entry in this one.

Susan Kane - It is nice to reach out when you can.

Haley Jo - Hi there. At least you posted, even if it's late. Glad to take part in the blogfest.


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