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Zombie Tag

 

After watching the above video, I got thinking what my answers would be to the same questions. So enjoy my answers to the Zombie Apocalypse tag.

Which three fictional people would you have in your team?

My team of three fictional people would be James Bond, Petra Strorm and Bruna Alabaster. James bond for the obvious laundry list of skills and talents would help us survive and make sure of anything we find along the way. Petra is a extremely strong telepath(The Chrysalids) and possibly telekinetic abilities would helps us move and fortify once we found a nice place. Finally we have Bruna, an angel who can fly and scout ahead.

The object immediately to your left is your only weapon. Will you survive?

The object to my left is a small brass lamp. I will survive for some time by bashing it against zombies.

If you were a zombie, who would you want to bite?

I don’t know who’d I want to bite beside child murders and racists so that I could at least kill the lowest of the low in society.

What would your survival plan be?

This could be a whole saga of posts. Without going into too much detail, I would fortify with a small group of friends at a near by water filtration plant then slowly branch out and continue to live off the land.

What would you do if your parents became zombies?

I can say right now, I’d put them down and kill them but if the actual time came, I don’t know if I could.

Do you want the zombie apocalypse to happen?

Of course not! I don’t want to be thrusted into a society where it is kill or be killed.

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My University Experience

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The below took in April of 2014. So enjoy!

“Never stop learning so you can never stop being great” – Chris

I never want to stop learning and being a better writer. So I started back on April 28th an 8 week course on starting and writing creative fiction. As you read this, you will see my thoughts and feelings throughout the course.

Started week 1 with high hopes and a high out reach. Yes, the week has now ended and I learned a lot of skills. From starting to journal all my writing thoughts in a notebook to how to write a bad character sketch. It isn’t easy to learn all these new skills but I’m sticking in there. I’m about to start week 2 and I look forward to even more knowledge and to be able to gain more tools to become a better writer/author.

Week 2 had us do a bunch of work on getting your details done and making them better. Below is a character sketch I had to write:

A teenager who has curly shoulder length brown hair that she only wants to be straight. She looks in the mirror, a range of things crossed her mind but they all went away as she checked each freekle in fear of the worst. She slipped on her bra and as she fashioned the last clip she again look at the mirror before images of her friends in school who were more endowed came into her mind for a second. They disappeared as she put on her t-shirt. Her white t-shirt was all but hidden by her baggy black hoodie which matched with her black leggings. Just before she was about to leave her own bathroom, she looked down at the neon pink nail polish. She caught and stopped her hand as she felt the smooth cold tip of the bottle of nail polish. She smiled, left the bathroom with her head held high. She scooped up her rainbow colored backpack and slipped on her matching sneakers.

As well as a 500 word essay about something I heard on the radio. I will put that below as well so you can read through it:

“Yes mom, I know that tomorrow I am going to meet the governer.” Stacy said as she ate another peice of her sandwich at the table. Crums went down her white t-shirt but Stachy just brushed it off of her chest. Stacy grabbed her drink and finished it. A loud burp escaped her lips and Stacy followed it with laughter. Stacy’s mom fished readering her laptop then her glace cut the laughter short. “I swear you forgot how to act like a lady” Stacy’s mom said.

Stacy took a second before she grabbed her backpack and skate board. She gave her mom a kiss on the cheek before she ran out the door. The wheels of her skate board loud pop which followed by her gliding away from her house.

I saw people who had written large portions of text and tried to max out at 500 words but I thought to myself before writing You should be able to start a good story and get everything across pretty quickly.

I’m going to combine week 3 and 4 because they are some what related. Week 4 was a more relaxed week than three because it was about research, how to create plot & a writers’ notebook. I flew right through it and all the notes are in the notebook it’s self. Week 3 had us write a bit of a story. I’m going to include it to the bottom of this paragraph.

“This bracelet will be the best gift I’ve ever got her” Amelia closed the lid on the box that she kept the shinny bracelet in. She was about half way through the neighborhood. She could see her house which was only a couple of feet in the distance when all the sudden Sally and her crew came from behind her. A hard slap caused her to drop the bracelet. A hand swiped up the bracelet. “Give that back to me! It isn’t yours.” Amelia screamed.
“Pass that here, she’s right.” Sally grabbed the box.
“That isn’t for you, come on, please just give it back to me.” Amelia said before she felt her hands being restrained. Amelia struggled to get her arms free but all her focus was on Sally holding the bracelet.
“Listen, I’ll be nice and sell it back to you for $200.” Sally laughed along with the other girls.
“Please, just give the bracelet back.” Amelia said before her face was landed hard against the ground. The world went black for a second. As the world came back into focus, All Amelia saw was different feet surrounding her face. She sat up to a loud scream from what turned out to be her mother.

The reviews of this are positive with small comments about wanting to hear more. Onto week 5 so upwards and on wards.

So far, I’ve stopped and taken a break from the course. I was struggling with the topics and not absorbing it as much as I should. I have only 2 or three weeks left but I will spend the next two weekends being busy with life(birthday parties and weddings) so I am planning on being on week 6 by Friday.

So with my final short story that was due by week 8 of the course and I wrote it alright. It wasn’t supposed to be so hard but it was. The whole idea was to have the story show how unique the character was. I crafted a story about a women who has extra ordinary abilities but has hide it from everyone until her house is invaded by some bad guys. Oh and I had to keep it under 1000 words.

So now that it has been a couple of weeks since I’ve completed the course. I did manage to add some new skills to my craft but now it is still the problem of what is next after this program. I will always try to keep improving my skills and craft. I did enjoy this whole online learning course. The only down side at times for me had to be the class size. It was way bigger than I thought it was going to be.

 

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Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays

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Merry Christmas and happy holidays from ChrisIfill.com.
New Years is around the corner so get ready for the party.
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Paid Writing

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Losing my virginity is a feeling that some people chase for the rest of their life. I didn’t chase it, I lived the moment over again when I got paid for the first time in years. And the icing on the cake was the fact that it was my office job.

It was a contest to write the office’s mission statement and vision statement. What are those two things – if you don’t know. I write them down below so you know:

Mission statement: A formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual.

Vision statement: Defines the optimal desired future state – the mental picture – of what an organization wants to achieve over time; Provides guidance and inspiration as to what an organization is focused on achieving in five, ten, or more years;

 

I didn’t take much thought into it at first but then I wanted to show people at my office that I can write very well. And low and behold, I got the message on my way into work. I just stopped what I was doing, which was watching a video and dance like a school girl on prom night. In that moment, I know and felt reassured that my writing skills were good enough for a company to use let alone pay me for. They paid me $100 for the use of my mission statement and as well I contributed to the mission statement. If you are curious as what won, I can only show you what I originally submitted. The final product is the companies so nothing that can be done by that. So enjoy it below and trust me, that paid writer feeling is only starting. I know my future is only to include more and more paid works.

Our call center mission is to Evolve, Adapt, Succeed, Repeat.   Our call center is evolving with the needs of our customers & our industry. Adapting to any and all changes to improve ourselves to better serve us so that we can succeed in giving our customers the best experience they deserve and then we just repeat the process throughout time.

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Dentist Visit

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A simple trip to the dentist office to some is a fun trip but to me it wasn’t fun at all. I haven’t made a trip to the dentist in so many years. I wouldn’t have even gone to the horrible place but the pain in my tooth was so bad that I couldn’t sleep or do anything except writhe in pain.

Normally, I could find relief from this pain which had been going on for a month with a simple drug but this time, it just didn’t stop no matter what I took. So there I was standing in front of this very nice office and the only thought running through my mind was Please give me the strength enough not to freak out. The last time I saw a dentist for anything, the place was in a mall and it was horrible. I had to have a tooth removed and they sure did remove it all right. They used some tools and just twisted and yanked it clear out of my mouth. The whole that was left was infected and this was a level of pain that I never wish on anyone. After talking with the receptionist and filling out the forms they needed filled. I had to sit down in this nice office and wait. Every second ticked by, my heart started to go faster as well as my whole body tense up. I was taking deep breaths the whole time waiting just to make sure I wouldn’t get up and leave. Ten minutes turned felt like an hour. I was asked to the back and the dental nurse was so nice and kind. Each step made me want to scream out I’m fine and walk right out the door. I saw in the small room looked around and it began. They took some pictures and god, I almost did it. I saw myself pulling everything away and just walking out. I couldn’t do it. Not today, not this time. Went through the whole process and the actual dentist came in and gave me the bad news that I already knew. Tooth infected and will need some major work. We talked about a plan and I just rambled on and on trying to keep myself from breaking down. I will admit, I don’t do dentist or doctors well. I have in the past run out of offices just to keep myself from crying. This dental office was amazing. The staff was so nice and caring. They helped me through everything. So after the medication was given and a time line to help me fix stuff, I just left and wanted to curl up and sleep.

This was a simple trip that should have been done years ago but I let my fear take away parts of my smile. Not today, today was the first day in many days I took my smile back from fear and then slapped it down. I should write this place a thank you letter, the service they did was above and beyond anything I would expect for a dentist office to do.

Have a great day everyone.

 

 

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An Update appears from the Wilderness!!!

 

It is been a minute since I’ve been writing on the blog. The joys of working an office job and a small social life that I won’t complain about. Things are changing for the better in a lot of ways and this change is scary beyond it all. But if you don’t adept, you don’t survive and grow. Some of these changes are personal and some are as a writer.

To try and keep it brief, I will just bullet point some highlights of the past month.

1. I got a new laptop. My old one wasn’t cutting it. It served me well and I will pass it on to someone else who needs it.

2. Office life is getting a bit more robotic but that is a good thing. I can breath a little bit. It feels like sometimes that they are looking for reasons to fire us but weeks like last week remind me that my paranoia is just that. But I could always be wrong.

3. I found an editor who is willing to work with me. Finally, it came out of no where but it is a great thing. Now the hard part is going to be the re-writing of the story until it is ready for publication. The editor did say along to the end of the story but I will be on the search again for another editor.

4. Getting the final steps ready for my Facebook page to be release and now if you follow the link on my site, you can like my page.

5. I started and finished my University writing course. I won’t got into much of it now seeing as I have a whole blog set up for that but I will say I learned a lot from it.

So I hope those are still on this journey forgive me for taking so long to catch you all up but if you’ve stayed along for the ride this long, I THANK YOU so much.

Have a great day

Chris Ifill

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HAPPY CANADA DAY

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I maybe stuck at work but I hope each and everyone one of you have a great day. Celebrate Canada with some pride!

 

Happy Canada Day from me here at chrisifill.com