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Calvin The Swan

National Novel Writing Month #NaNoWriMo

Did you feel the buzz around October, many of my writer friends were prepping for the big challenge of November #NaNoWriMo I myself have not written anything for a long time but after seeing a video my nephew shared I was inspired. So I signed up.

I am working on several smaller projects rather than one big novel but you can take a peek at my progress on my profile page. Find me on the main NaNo website simply click the image below.

Calvin The Swan #YouTube Part 1

As I mentioned my newphew Scott took a couple of video’s on his mobile and he gave me permission to share them. Here is Part 1.

Scott lives in a beautiful house that looks out over a man-made lake. Whilst working from home he would each day take his exercise around the lake then head home.

He loves nature, and particularly the Mute Swans that live on the lake and rather than take bread (which I am lead to believe will not harm them) Scott purchased special swan food (pellets of mainly cracked wheat & maize with added vitamins). Well you can imagine they loved them. One particular swan was especially keen.

Unbeknownst to Scott, this cob (male swan, female is a pen) actually followed him home. Now it visits daily for breakfast or whenever he feels hungry.

Scott has named the swan Calvin. He sometimes brings his mate Barbara but she is a tad rude and often hisses at Scott. But she will still eat his food.

Images and video’s by Scott Green shared by @MissRubyHeart1

Music FREE from YouTube Aakash Gandhi ~ Invisible Beauty

Inspiration for a Children’s Book Series

I began the NaNoWriMo challenge on 1st November, like all the other writers. I had the idea to write about Calvin’s adventures following Scott home. Then it came to me, and I was on a roll. I wrote the first very rough draft of my new project Book 1 Calvin The Swan Prince. I simply had to begin with his birth.

I am unsure yet if this will be a picture book or a cross between a picture book and chapter book. I am still in my very early days and simply have the bare bones of the story. But I am very much enjoying writing it.

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory Day 07

World Book Day #ShareAStory #ShareAMillionStories

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory 07 ‘Snolar Bear’

Day 07 another fun #OneHundredWords story this time about a ‘Snolar Bear’ a cross between a snowman and a polar bear by Rose English.

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Snolar Bear

Bright whiteness filled the room, as I open my eyes, I am stunned to see the white snow-covered fields beyond my window.

I waste no time leaping from the bed, rushing to get ready and go outside to check that I’m not dreaming. Wrapped up warm I step into the white wonderland. I am going to make a snowman.

All starts well rolling snowballs round and round to form the body, then another for the head. Alas when I merge the two it looks nothing like a snowperson. I’ve created something unique a Snolar Bear.

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory Day 05

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory 05 ‘Death of an Emperor’

Day 05 a sad #OneHundredWords story about a butterfly and although he is far from his loved ones, others in nature stay by his side so he will not be alone. ‘Death of an Emperor’ by Rose English.

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Death of an Emperor

Three bees bow low in respect to the Emperor. He lay exhausted. Broken and dusty were his wings, the once bright colours muted with edges now tattered and torn. He had been blown off course by a great tempest, far away from his beloved Queen and children. Yet the bees would not leave him to die alone.

The wind calmed, and the Emperor took his last breath.  Aged wings closed for the last time. An army of ants came and carried him to the shade of the old oak, where he would rest eternally and become one with the earth.

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory Day 04

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory 04 ‘Fashion Statement’

Day 04 is an environmental poem written for World Book Day several years ago but we thought we would share it here

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Fashion Statement

 

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory Day 03

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory 03 ‘The Game’

Day 03 is a #OneHundredWord story, inspired once again by folktales that we have been reading. We loved the thought of a child breaking the starry sky, whilst playing a simple game.

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‘The Game’ by Rose English

At the top of the world, sits Nanook; surrounded by shards of black glistening crystals, light having been extinguished.

He feels guilty – but it was just a game.

Yet he had knocked the North Star from the sky, leaving his world dim.

“Have you learned your lesson boy?’

The village elder had approached silently; the heavy darkness had muffled the sound.

“Yes father. I’m sorry’.

The chief lifted a shard, it began to shine. Throwing it up into the air, it shot off at great speed, the others followed, back into the velvet night, illuminating once more the heavens.

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