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Sunday Stretch: Everyday Adventures


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Happy Sunday! 


I love Sundays. 


There is something that is so refreshing about the beginning of a new week. Sundays are a blank slate just waiting for adventure. 


And who doesn’t love a good adventure?  


Too often it is easy to get caught in the monotony of just another week. Whether it is school,work or anything else that drags you into a cycle of boredom and sucks away your creativity, it is time to fight back. 

Time to take a new look at the world around you. Who says you can’t treat any day as a grand adventure?


This stretch is best done at the end of the day, or can be done while reflecting on the previous day, but I urge you to complete it with memories that are fresh and recent. 


Below I have supplied you with a few opening lines from well known adventures to turn your day. Pick your starter line and reflect on your day and write it out as an adventure. It could be a handful of moments or an entire day. Take your journaling to an epic level of action, suspense, or romance. It is up to you, but look through your day to find the brightest of brights, or even the darkest of darks. Make these moments bigger than they seemed while you were living them. Turn your own story into a Tall Tale! This is your story you are living and it is only as dull as you let it become. 


You pick the format. Poem, flash fiction, short story - Any and all options are game!


“Once upon a time…” - from so many fairy tales


“‘A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…”- Star Wars


“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” - A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens


“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in the possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” - Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen


“True!- nervous— very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am: but why will you say that I am mad?” - The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allen Poe


“People disappear all the time. Ask Any policeman. Better yet, ask a journalist. Disappearances are bread-and-butter to journalists.” - Outlander, Diana Gabaldon


These lines not sparking your interests? Check out a list of opening lines here:

http://americanbookreview.org/100BestLines.asp


So what sort of adventures will you be going on this week? 


Share your adventures with us on our Facebook page or send them to submissions@thehenlopress.com for a chance to be featured at the end of the week when The Henlo Press shares our own daily adventures.

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