It’s Friday, so I’m joining Nancy of A Rural Journal for Random 5 Friday.
When I told my editor at the newspaper about my sledding adventure, he asked me to write a first-person account of it for this week’s paper. We rarely do anything like that, but he thought it would be fun for readers.
If you’d like to read the article, you can click HERE.
Last week when it was snowing, I went to English Park, which is along the Staunton River in Altavista and found these ducks.
Back at the house, I found these tracks in the snow outside Larry’s shop. Can you tell what animal they belong to?
I was at the newspaper office on Wednesday, working at my desk. My cell phone was in my pocket. Suddenly, the phone sounded a shrill and very loud alarm. Simultaneously, my co-workers’ cell phones did the same thing.
It was an AMBER alert. A little girl in another part of Virginia had gone missing.
Thankfully, the little girl was found in less than an hour after the alert went out.
The alarm may frighten you the first time you hear it, but I’m so glad such alerts are in place to help.
I’m reading another mystery/thriller by John Sandford. It’s called Rough Country and features a character named Virgil Flowers. It’s very well-written and a great read, too.
But as I’m reading it, I’m also studying the structure and how the mystery flows. I hope such study will help my own writing as I tackle the mystery writing process.
I am taking next week off from blogging. I need some time for rejuvenation. I will be back on March 3. Blessings to all of you, dear readers!