Welcome to the Thursday edition of Today On Gather. Today I am going to spotlight a few of the many wonderful photographers in the Gather community. However I will still add a lot of links to the wonderful poetry since it is National Poetry Month.
The first Photographer in the Spotlight is Marianne R
The Second Photographer in the Spotlight is Gul Dixon
The First Post Spotlight Is By Kim B.
The Second Spotlight Is By Cristina S.
The Following Spotlights Are Poetry By Various Gather Members
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In honor of spring, The group owner is offering you a choice of three prompts this week. One is serious, one is silly and one could go either way. Which is which will be readily apparent. Your stories should be 100 words or less.
Prompt #1 The Easter Bunny has a broken paw. Who will replace him? Will the colored eggs be delivered on time? Will this serious situation be addressed?
Prompt #2 The Westland Botanical Gardens are open until 8:P.M. in the spring, but residents in the area have been hearing noises and seeing lights in the gardens at very late hours. What's going on there?
Prompt #3 Valley residents have welcomed the gentler spring winds but the winter thaw and heavy rains have caused some flooding in fields and left locals wondering if they'll be able to plant on time. A young widow must decide if she will leave the valley for the security of a relative's home in the city or attempt to hang onto the farm with the help of her two adolescent sons. What decision does she make? How does she come to this decision?
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Check out the Group Mindful Poetry for all the details!
The Genre Creatives Challenge Group has announced the Writing Prompt for the month of April. Each Month there is a different theme announced. The winner of that contest will have the ability to chose the theme for the following month. Check out the group or This Post for all the details.
The Colors Colors Colors Groupis a group that posts colors for the members to post photos using that color for the contest.
Each two weeks, there is a new color chosen. You are to post photos using with that color as the theme. It sounds like a fun and active group. You can Click Here To Check Out This Groupor to Just look at the Photos.
IN Celebration of National Poetry Month, I will be hosting live chats with Poets all month. Poetry has evolved from the days of rhyming. You have got to check these out.
If you missed any of the previous chats, you are in luck because you can still read the transcript:
There will a live chat Tonight –
Thursday April 14th with
Continuing with the theme of National Poetry Month, there will be a live chat on Friday night April 15th with
Stay Tuned for More Information about
upcoming Live Chats.
You will love the surprises I have in
store for you.
Poets Weekly Challenge
The Writing Essential Member Editor for Thursday is Kimberly Ripley.
Kim is a professional freelancer and writes a column “Freelancing for Profit”Her Prompts for the writing essential group is rotating.
If you have not taken the Writing Essential challenge, there is no better time than NOW. Give it a try. You have NOTHING to lose and Everything to gain.
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There is a wonderful post written by Gather Member Support Chuck McGuire. It has just about everything you need to know in a simple easy to read format.
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Please Refer ALL Your Questions, Concerns, and Feedback to the official Gather HELP- Form. The Gather staff will respond (If Necessary) by email. The Gather Help Desk will be used for important announcements so feel free to check it out form time to time.
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