A Novel In Search of an Author: Friday Desktioneers

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When everybody in the family wants you to do something, sometimes you just have to man up and do it. Even if you don’t know what it is you have to do or, in this case, how to even do … Continue reading

The Player: The Sunday Whirl “Wordle”

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The Sunday Whirl invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “wordle’s” 12 word. This week it is:                         The Player   … Continue reading

The View from the Bridge: VisDare and Sarah Ann Hall

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Okay, so I got all fla-blund-ged (confused) again (which is not that unusual for me). I saw Sara Ann Hall’s blog about a bridge which was in response to what I thought was this week’s VisDare, which it was and … Continue reading

Out on a Limb: Friday Afflictioneers

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Who could love a gnarly tree? If you did – would it be called treeson? Would you go out on a limb for a gnarly tree? Important questions to ponder. We think we have some answers…

Stirred: The Sunday Whirl “Wordle”

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Hangings don’t happen here any more. Maybe. Maybe not so much from trees but in new ways, subtle and not-so-subtle. Like lack of access to good housing, education, minimum wages, high taxes and the high cost of living, inability to … Continue reading

The Phantom Robot: Phantom Phriday Phictioneer

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I am a fan, he’s a fan, she’s a fan – wouldn’t you like to be a fan-tom, too? Phriday Phictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields has posted a phantom pic to write a phantom 100 word story – if you’re phantom-tastic. … Continue reading

Walking Into the Light: Friday Fictioneers

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Some say that we see a light at the end of our lives. Some of us simply see a light bulb. Some of us go out in the dark, having not paid our last electric bill…

Empty (I’m Not in the Picture): Five Sentence Fiction

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Some of us are not aware of our surroundings – until there are no more surroundings…

A Million Dollars in Federal Funding? – Friday Fictioneers

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Why not? All the Republicans are doing it. It’s called corporate welfare… Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week it’s: HUMOR A Million Dollars in Federal Funding? Yup. Energy bill. … Continue reading

The Pagoda of the Man Dragging Lady Through the Street (A Confucian Delight):Friday Fictioneers

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Not every one can solve a mystery – and most people opt for a frontal attack… I did not.

This Was a No Dream, Becky Friday Fictioneers

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With ten uncles and aunts, I was part of a large Jewish family. Fortunately, I grew up in New York City; they, for the most part, lived in a small coal mining town in Pennsylvania. An unlikely place for a … Continue reading

An Adult Smoking and Coping (A Fantasy): Picture it and write

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Smoking is a mature way to cope with our feelings about life… a little kid inside a grown-up’s body. Let’s watch the little kid…

Two Old Humorists Feeding the Birds and Talking in the Park

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Sometimes people shut you out of their lives, and sometimes writing is a way to work it out for yourself…

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

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Many people know the prose poem entitled Desiderata – which means “desired things” in Latin. But if you don’t, please take a moment to read it through.

From the Beginning to the Ends: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie McFerrin posts a “Five Sentence Fiction” prompt. This week it is: The End                         From the Beginning to the Ends From the beginning to the end, ours was … Continue reading