Anti-Austerity Rage: A Multinational Limerick Poem

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The Spanish, the British, the Italians, the Israelis: All of them cry, “We’re being pinched.” Throw open up the windows, everyone, and yell, “We’re not going to take it anymore.”                 pic from … Continue reading

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Well Ollie, You Did It Again: Julia’s Place 100WCGU Re-do

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I did it again.                                   Well Ollie, you did it again. Mmmfrretstfffaggeb bmmmmmmm. Is that all you have to say for yourself? It is … Continue reading

It Is Not My Fault That There Are 282 Words In This Story! (Somebody else threw in those extra 182 words. I swear it is not my fault) Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. The prompt is: … It Is Not My Fault … As usual you have 100 words to add to … Continue reading

Voting is Really About My Father

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                                The first time I voted was 1968. I had just started college, the Vietnam War loomed large, flower power was blossoming, and the world … Continue reading

Watson and Crick Go DNA: Picture it and Write

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Picture It and Write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction or a poem to accompany the image. The picture prompt for this week is below:                 Watson and Crick Go DNA What … Continue reading

Dorothy Parker Quotes

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Dorothy Parker From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles. … … Continue reading

Jobs for the Unemployable – No, Make that Unemployable Jobs

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Looking for a job? I’ve been scouring job postings and have listed here a few of the most interesting ones. Let me know if any of them seem like something you may be qualified for or would like to apply … Continue reading

Presidential Potions: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie Mcferrin posts a “five sentence fiction” prompt. This week it is: Potions Below is the picture she has posted on her site:                     Presidential Potions Neither side spoke anymore. He … Continue reading

Job Placement Program for Unemployed Seasonings (or the Seasonally Unemployed): Friday Fictioneers

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Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week it’s:                         Job Placement Program for Unemployed Seasonings(or the Seasonally Unemployed) I … Continue reading

It was the worst of times: Life’s Slices

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Life Slices explores living moments. Exposing the best and the worst in everyday experiences, Life Slices shows how life affects each of us in significant ways. Inspired by Boy With a Hat’s “50 Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom … Continue reading

The New Victims: A Sonnet for the Wealthy

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They cry that they are the new victims. Taxes will strip away their ability to create jobs. Taxes hurt the economy. Yet they spend millions on an attack ads, lobbyists, on campaign funds and junkets, on a multitude of tax … Continue reading

And Winter Will Bring? Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. The prompt is (click here to visit this week’s post): … and winter will bring … As usual you … Continue reading

McGovern

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                MCGOVERN George died today. He was proper. He stood for something. He was passionate; he was compassionate. He was right; he was courageous. He was human. God rest his soul. May his … Continue reading

The Dreaming Place: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie Mcferrin posts a “five sentence fiction” prompt. This week it is: Flawed Below is the picture she has posted on her site:                             The Dreaming Place … Continue reading

Rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief?

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Am I a staunch republican or an outrageous democrat? A tea partyer or just a partyer? Conservative, progressive, socialist, anarchist? Rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief? This will sum up my politics whichever side you take.         … Continue reading

If Subtlety was Worth its Weight in Gold (An Unsubtle Sonnet)

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Subtlety… that great finesse, the art of understatement, where less is more, and compassion is sensed but not felt.                                 If Subtlety was Worth its … Continue reading

Way Too Slick: Friday Fictioneers

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Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. For Info, click here. This week it’s:                             Way Too Slick After … Continue reading

It Can’t Be That Time… Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. The prompt is (click here to visit this week’s post): … it can’t be that time … As usual … Continue reading

The Sherwood Forest Tour: Picture It and Write

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Picture It and Write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction to accompany the image. Or, it can be a poem Anyone who wants to join in is welcome. the picture prompt for this week is below:       … Continue reading

Tahrir Square Squared

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A renewed call, another uprising, from northern Africa to the middle east, to Tibetan Buddhists and monks, then maybe to Europe and to cities across the US, and maybe more…   phtoshop pic by Randy Mazie     Tahrir Square … Continue reading

Abbott and Costello Visit the Museum – OOPS! Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie Mcferrin posts a “five sentence fiction” prompt. This week it is: Detour Below is the picture she has posted on her site:                         Abbott and Costello Visit the … Continue reading

Claustrophobia: Friday Fictioneers

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Friday Fictioneers– Madison Woods posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. For Info, click here. This week it’s:                             Claustrophobia I won’t go down … Continue reading

All Things in the Temple

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Never mess with sacred objects. The god’s are not to be toyed with. What happens in the temple, stays in the temple. A 50 word story…                           All … Continue reading

Upon Your Liberation

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There is a young woman, beautiful, inside and out, who is searching, reaching out, outside of herself, wanting so much to find herself, wanting so much to break through whatever that invisible barrier is that we all feel at some … Continue reading

Today is about professions and promises…

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some time honored, some kept, some broken, some no longer remembered, some regretted new names for old professions, new callings, and new pledges.                             The Miller’s Conundrum … Continue reading

Too Much Lettuce, Not Enough Mustard? Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. The prompt is (click here to visit this week’s post): … I woke with another headache … As usual … Continue reading

Chef Convicted of 2nd Degree Murder

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Recently printed in the news (true report):   Chef Convicted of 2nd Degree Murder   In the case of a Los Angeles chef who killed his wife and claims he disposed of the body by boiling it for four days, … Continue reading

Life’s Savings: Life Slices

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Life Slices explores living moments. Exposing the best and the worst in everyday experiences, Life Slices shows how life affects each of us in significant ways.   Inspired by Boy With a Hat’s “50 Word Story a Day Keeps the … Continue reading

House Hunting: Friday Fictioneers

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Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. For Info, click here. This week it’s:                         House Hunting Lovely kitchen. Dark, no? … Continue reading

Life’s Slices: Wedding Anniversary

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Life’s Slices explores living moments. Expressing and exposing the best and the worst of life, as well as those everyday but taken-for-granted experiences, Life’s Slices will feature situations that affect each of us in some measured or important way.   … Continue reading

I Got to Hand It to You: Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. The prompt is (click here to visit this week’s post): … suddenly it was in my hand … As … Continue reading