Relaxed Friday 56

It’s Friday! Here’s the scoop on #CleanWIP Relaxed Fridays.

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Stroke

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Stroke. [More info]

Photo by Earl Chinnici

Respond

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaboration is Respond. [More info]

Photo by Earl Chinnici

Escape

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Escape. [More info]

Photo by Alain Audet

Crime

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Crime. [More info]

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Vision

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Vision. [More info]

Watercolor by Evren Ozdemir

Relaxed Friday 55

It’s Friday! Here’s the scoop on #CleanWIP Relaxed Fridays.

Photo by Rene Rauschenberger

We’re a day late seeing this, so don’t wait until tomorrow. Get it now.

Scratch

Today’s #CleanWIP collaboration is Scratch. [More info]

Photo by Daga Roszkowska

Thrill

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Thrill. [More info]

Photo by Frank Winkler

Life

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Life. [More info]

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~ Laurean Brooks ~
Once upon a Trick-or-Treat. Click this link to enjoy a hilarious Halloween adventure via Smart Girls Read Romance. A gorilla mask and a scary old man made this night memorable.

Background

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaboration is Background. [More info]

Photo by Quang Nguyen vinh

Face

Today’s #CleanWIP collaboration is Face. [More info]

Photo by Ian Lindsay

Relaxed Friday 54

It’s Friday! Here’s the scoop on #CleanWIP Relaxed Fridays.

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In case you missed it…

Cane

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaboration is Cane. [More info]

Photo by Mabel Amber

On our THEMES page, we post new themes each Thursday for the week ahead Sometimes this occurs before sundown. We post these chronologically descending to prevent the need to scroll through the many past themes to find the current and approaching themes.
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Thursday, October 22: SCRATCH
Wednesday, October 21: THRILL
Tuesday, October 20: LIFE
Monday, October 19: BACKGROUND
Sunday, October 18, 2020: FACE

Second Chance in Summit County Word Search

Second Chance in Summit County is the first book in the Summit County series by Katherine Karrol. This word search puzzle is made possible by a special collaboration with the author. There’s no way we can do this contemporary Christian romance justice by trying to describe it here so be sure to check out the book’s blurb on Amazon by clicking its title or series link above.

To view the pieces of the puzzle in a different tab or window for printing, just remember to close the new tabs or windows to return here. The puzzle and (MAJOR SPOILER) answer key are JPG images. The list is also available as a text document. You may print these for personal or educational use only. Any other use requires prior written consent of the author.

Summit County
Welcome to Hideaway
Shoreside Inn
Apple Pie
Autumn leaves
Tea Party
Handyman
Bellows Vineyard
Tree trimming party
Sunset
Joe
Emily
Lily
Life after loss
Single father
Widowed
Thanksgiving
Christmas shopping
Evelyn
Burst pipe
Remodeling
Home improvement
Second chance
Lake Michigan

Connect with the author: Katherine Karrol

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katherinekarrolauthor
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/katherine-karrol
Instagram: https://instagram.com/katherinekarrol

Bring

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaboration is Bring. [More info]

Photo by Michael Gottwald

Scott R. Rezer ~
From my current WIP, The Gambit Queen, Book Three of The Magdalen Cycle, an historical fantasy set during the crusades…
Hugh grunted. Henri glanced up at the brown-haired former prince of Galilee. His was not a face that hid his annoyance well. His hawk nose lent him a fierce look that marched his piercing blue eyes. “My lord, I was born in those hills. I know the land. If the Germans meet no resistance, they will for certes find themselves riding down into lands patrolled by Muslim riders. We must ride out after them before they succeed in their raid. Perhaps, we can bring them back before they endanger the peace.”

~ Earl Chinnici ~
My words were not as well-received as I’d hoped. “You must be out of your mind, Jenny. You think I should apologize after the way that country-clubbing jerk treated me? Whose side are you on anyway? I should have known you’d bring up my temper again. You never let things be. Most people put in their two cents, but you always manage to donate a dollar.”
I nearly lost it then and there, but managed to recall the second chapter of my first book where I wrote about my “Live Happy This Second” theory and I replied with every bit of stoicism I could muster. “That’s not very nice, Charlie. If you didn’t want my opinion, you shouldn’t have asked.”

Train

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Train. [More info]

Photo by Liselotte Brunner

Kick

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Kick. [More info]

Photo by Sepp

Earl Chinnici ~
Many people kick the habit and addiction of “Tobacco Cigarettes” each year and a lot of those people choose the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout as their quit date.
Planning ahead has been proven to greatly increase the rate of success—which is one reason I’m mentioning this today. There’s plenty of information online on this topic and I will offer the book I wrote as I quit gradually as a Kindle Free Book Deal during the days leading up to the smokeout which this year will be held November 19.

Full

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaboration is Full. [More info]

Photo by Myriam Zilles

Scott R. Rezer ~
From my current WIP, The Gambit Queen, Book Three of The Magdalen Cycle, an historical fantasy set during the crusades…
Isabella wore only a thin chemise, but the heat of the candles brought beads of sweat to her brow. She swooned a little, but tightened her grasp on the beads. A pain lanced through her back. Nothing uncommon with this child. “Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum…” she said, wincing, mouthing the words of the prayer in a murmur. Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee…

Relaxed Friday 53

It’s Friday! Here’s the scoop on #CleanWIP Relaxed Fridays.

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Scott R. Rezer ~
From my current WIP, The Gambit Queen, Book Three of The Magdalen Cycle, an historical fantasy set during the crusades…
Isabella woke with a gasp and a cry. Sweat matted her hair to her brow; it dampened her chemise as well as the sheets and pillow. Her hands trembled. She had dreamed of Henri, a terrible dream that shook her with fear even as it began to fade from her memory. She remembered only the glint of knife.

Touch

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Touch. [More info]

Photo by Valeriia Miller

Scott R. Rezer ~
From my current WIP, The Gambit Queen, Book Three of The Magdalen Cycle, an historical fantasy set during the crusades…
Ernoul stumbled to his knees, weak with exhaustion. His element of surprise had failed him. Ismail stormed closer and batted Ernoul’s sword from his hand. It flew spinning to fall on the stone flagging and slid to rattling stop some distance away. The light of the blade faded without his touch.

Mark

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaboration is Mark. [More info]

Photo by Paul Brennan

~ Earl Chinnici ~
I began writing as I quit smoking “Tobacco Cigarettes” gradually. Here are a couple paragraphs from a chapter of the book I eventually published (MAYBE…) called Tips, Tricks, and Dramatic Visualizations.
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Make lists. For example, you might list things you could buy with the amount of money you usually spend on a couple of cartons. You could make a list of reasons you would like to weaken your addiction or entirely break the habit. Maybe you could list your triggers and then plan ways to respond without cigarettes the next time you encounter each trigger.

Perhaps one of the most beneficial lists you could make would be a long list of substitutes and diversions that you believe might work for you. Do not be afraid to add something to the list that you are not sure would work. You can always mark a substitute or diversion off later if you find it does not work well for you.

Hat

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Hat. [More info]

Photo by Eduardo Aquino

Scott R. Rezer ~
From my current WIP, The Gambit Queen, Book Three of The Magdalen Cycle, an historical fantasy set during the crusades… (helmet for hat)
She looked out from a helmet eyes that others saw as fierce and green and set within a wide face weathered from years of long exposure to the sun of Outremer and whiskered from a long day at its post. She grunted as the other soldiers did and laughed at the serjeant’s jest as he dismissed them. Warm ale awaited most of them once they were off duty. She begged off this time; she had other duties to attend that did not require her guise as a soldier of the king’s guard.

Coin

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaboration is Coin. [More info]

Photo by Gerd Altmann

Scott R. Rezer ~
From my current WIP, The Gambit Queen, Book Three of the Magdalen Cycle, an historical fantasy…
“Peace is gift enough, my lord Levon,” Henri said. His eyes lifted to the bright blue skies and the hawks overhead. One of the hawks plummeted through the air like a falling arrow toward its prey. “I would rather look forward to good relations between our peoples in the near future.”
“Still, I would have you blessed with a gift for your efforts,” Prince Levon said. “I thought perhaps ten thousand gold pieces would be appropriate.”
Henry’s gaze swung down toward the prince. “Ten thousand?” He shook his head. “I cannot accept such an extravagant gift, my lord. It might be perceived as payment to work the truce to your favor.”

From the Book of Luke
Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find {it}? And when she hath found {it}, she calleth {her} friends and {her} neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. (KJV, Luke 15:8-10)

Smile

Today’s #CleanWIP collaboration is Smile. [More info]

Photo by Silviu Georgescu

Scott R. Rezer ~
From my current WIP, The Gambit Queen, Book Three of an historical fantasy…
He stared sidelong at her. A smile played across the handsome dark features of his face. He backed away through the columns toward the outer door of the Dome and disappeared into the darkness of the night.
His voice came back to her, echoing in the octagonal hall of the Qubbat al-Sakhra. I am the chosen one, my dear Mariamne. The beginning and end of all things in heaven, and earth, and under the earth. I am the Great Power…

~ Earl Chinnici ~
(from a WIP with a female author/mechanic/hero protagonist—book’s title not yet public)
One day while I was working and the bosses were off having lunch, a handsome young man pulled up to one of the open bay doors. I recognized the parking decal in the windshield immediately; we attended the same college. I also recognized a sound coming from his truck indicating the engine wasn’t firing on all eight cylinders. In the engine repair business, we commonly refer to this telltale noise as a “miss” or we’ll say it is “missing on one of the cylinders,” so I didn’t give it a second thought as I welcomed him with a smile and said “Something seems to be missing.”
“Not any more,” he replied with a slow side-to-side shaking of his head as though he had discovered one of the universe’s best-kept secrets. “Not any more.”

Relaxed Friday 52

It’s our fifty-second Relaxed Friday! Here’s the scoop on #CleanWIP Relaxed Fridays.

Photo by Christophe Schindler

Scott R. Rezer ~
From my current WIP, The Gambit Queen, and historical fantasy… Wrote this today…
The massive stone walls of Masyaf loomed against the dark spring night; two towers crowded a long, narrow stairway that ascended into darkness. Ernoul called up a ball of bluish-white handfire and drew his sword. The slender ancient blade of silver glowed with a similar light…

~ Earl Chinnici ~
Many people join in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout each November. If this is something you’re considering, planning ahead can greatly increase your probability of quitting forever.
I’m sure some of you wonder why I’m mentioning this here in CleanWIP Magazine. Well, I began writing as I quit smoking that product commonly referred to as “Tobacco Cigarettes” gradually and published a book on the subject two and a half years later. This new career—if we can just call it that for my own amusement—caused me to connect with authors around the world to learn marketing techniques and better writing skills. This eventually led to the creation of this e-zine. But, I’m off on a tangent here and I don’t want to lose the point of this…. If you’re considering joining the Great American Smokeout this year, I urge you to start joining the smokeout today by learning more about it and about the addiction and by making some type of change to your cigarette habit.
You can find my first book on Amazon. (Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You) I will host a Kindle Free Book Deal just prior to the smokeout if you’d rather await a free copy. Either way, I wish you great success on your quit.

Hair

Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Hair. [More info]

Photo by Ruan Schoeman

~ Scott R. Rezer ~
From my current WIP, The Gambit Queen, an historical fantasy… (I even slipped in the word coffee—kaffé—from the other day!)

The master assassin inclined his head. He sipped a cup of kaffé. “No more of my men will die this day, Sayyid. I give my word. I cannot say the same for this man.”

Snapping his fingers, two assassins strode across the garden toward the tent dragging a bound and hooded man. A man who wore a bloodied and torn surcoat of a Templar. Forcing him to kneel before the master and Henri, they tore off the hood, and pulled his head by back by his hair. A twisted strip of cloth gagged his mouth. His eyes widened at seeing Henri lounging with the master of the Assassins.