Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Just Jot it January: Title

THIS IS  PART  OF  LINDAGHILL’S  JUST JOT IT JANUARY

Also  this  is  the  SoCs .  Linda  said :The  prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “title.”  Think of the title of a movie. Remember or jot down the first one that comes to mind. Now what I’d like you do for SoCS is, use that title as the inspiration for your post. It can be the story of the movie, the title of the movie, or you can simply quote the title of the movie somewhere in your post. It’s up to you! Enjoy!

Rules  for  SoCs  here Pingback for  SoCs 

Rules  Just Jot It  January  here

Just Jot it January Pingback

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THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE 


I have  seen  this  film  three  times  and  read  the  book. It  is  such  a great  story . It  is  about  Henry DeTamble  who  has  a  genetic abnormality  which  causes  him  to  time travel  without  any warning.  Stress  is  a  huge  factor  in  his  time  jumps. He  cannot  predict, when, where  or  even  whether  he travels  forward  or  backwards.

The  film starts  when  Henry  meets  Clare Abshir, his  future  wife  in  a Library. Clare  knows  who he is  because  he  has  been visiting  her  since  her  childhood…… when he  travels cannot take  anything  with  him so  arrives  naked …this  as you can imagine  causes  all sorts of  problems.

On one of his  visits  he  gives  Clare  a  list  of  dates  and times  of  future  visits  so  she can  leave him  food  and  clothes.

Henry  wins  over  Clare’s  close  friends  and  confides in them  his problem. Clare  and Henry get  married , even  the  wedding is  not unaffected  with  an older Henry  turning up  to  Marry  Clare as  the young one has  traveled.   Clare never  get  used to Henry’s disappearances but  she  does  accept  them.   She  spends  most of  her life  waiting for him  to  either  disappear or  return.

Clare  becomes  pregnant  but  it  appears  the  baby  is  time travelling  too  and  she  miscarries, sadly  this  happens  many  times.   Henry has a  vasectomy  to end their suffering. Soon after, Clare gets pregnant one last time – by a visiting younger version of Henry this  time  she  carries  full term. They  have a daughter  called  Alba. Alba  can time travel  too.

Alba, when  she is  about  10 years  old  travels  back  to help  her  5 year old  self  prepare  for  her  father’s  death.

Henry  travels  to  Chicago in winter  and  cannot  find  clothes  or  shelter  quickly  enough  and  gets  frostbite  on his  return  to his  present  he has  to have  both feet  amputated …. this  does  not  bode  well  for  any  future  jumps.

Eventually Henry time travels and is accidentally shot by Clare’s father while hunting elk. Henry returns in time to die in Clare’s arms. Some years later, a younger Henry later visits Alba and Clare, giving Clare hope that he will visit again, but he tells her not to spend her life waiting for him, hoping this encounter would provide a proper closure between them.  The  book  ends  slightly  differently.

There is  a great  deal  more  to this  story, Henry’s  childhood,  the effects on his parents, friends, even how his older self  helps  the  younger self . I just  don’t  want  to  tell  you  too much!

A beautiful  story  well worth  reading  the book  or  seeing  the  film .

The  time  traveler’s  wife 

 

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Saturday Stream of Consciousness Saturday :Route/Root

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “route/root.”  Use one, use both, use them as they are, or add something to them. Have fun!

Here is  the  pingback

The  route  to  Mirmand  from Charnazay!

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Charnazay

Today  we  set  off  from  our lovely   Gite in  the  Loire  valley  and  drove  382 miles  down  through  France and up into  to  the Rhone  Alps! The  route  we  took  was  a  mixture  of  motorway  and twisty  turny  mountain  roads  with  BIG  drops!  and  signs  in French  saying  Motor  Bikes   beware and  no  overtaking… but  the  French  motorists do  not  seem  to take  any  notice! I  hasten  to  add  we  did!

The  wifi  here  is  very  sketchy and  I  am standing  out  in a  courtyard  over looking  a  beautiful valley  not  that I  can  see it  because it  is  pitch  black  but  I  have  a fabulous  view  of  the stars and  the  moon. Consequently  this  will  be  a short  post.

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Mirmand

We  found our  way  down to  the  ancient town of  Mirmand  a  five  to  ten  minute  route  from our little  stone  cottage and  found  a  restaurant  and  had  a  meal  of  root  vegetable  Lasagna followed  by   cheese cake. Then  fortified  by  a  glass of  red  wine  we  found  our  way  back  by  the  same  route  but  this  time in  totally blackness!

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Sunset

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Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. Linda will post the prompt  on her blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance,  Linda  will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that Linda  and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of Linda’s post into yours.  Your link will show up in Linda’s comments, for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on Linda’s post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. Have fun!

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday : Enthusiastic Snow

Prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “enthuse.”  Add a prefix or suffix to it or leave it as it is and go to town with it! Enjoy!  Here is  the Ping back!

Late  snow day

first snow

There  they  were  all dressed  and  ready  for  school

The  weather man  had  forcast  snow  ….the  weather  was cruel

Having  other  ideas! Mum  had a bright  enthusiastic  smile

Come  on she  gushed, you will enjoy it, she  promised, touching  wood  all the  while.

 

Lunch boxes in hand  she  ushered them off to the  bus stop

To  enthuse  them with her mood  she  cried  lets  bop!

They  started  down  the hill  draggin their  feet

Suddenly  the  snowfakes  began to fall. Here  is  the  snow….sweet!

 

By  the time  they  reached  the back door  they  were singing

Mum had seen the snow  and her  work  she was  ringing.

Through  the door  they burst  full of  enthusiasm

They bubbled  and  squirmed  around  a not  so  enthusiastic  Mum!

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Badge by: Doobster @ Mindful Digressions

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. Linda will post the prompt  on her blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance,  Linda  will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that Linda  and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of Linda’s post into yours.  Your link will show up in Linda’s comments, for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on Linda’s post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. Have fun!

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