Transanimalism: Friday Freeformeers

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Look it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s superman! No, it’s all three – It’s a birplaman! Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week it’s: humor   My dear friend … Continue reading

Smoke On. Smoke Off. (Cough. Cough.).

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If you smoke, try to quit. If you don’t, don’t try it. Once it controls you, you’ll never control it. Mad Kane’s Humor Blog recently had a reference to the World No Tobacco Day (May 31st) and a limerick call. … Continue reading

The Measure of Success

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There were once great structures in place, set in motion by a government that cared for its people and wanted to help them, and, we believe, set these things into law, in order to protect the average citizen from those … Continue reading

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

Bittersweet Little Nothings: With Thanks to Marie Marshall

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Ever think you’re just howling at the moon? Imagine yourself raising your fists to the heavens? Hear desperate sounds echoing in the night and then sadly recognize them as your own words?

A Manic Clash: Sunday Whirl “wordle”

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

The Pills’ Grim Progress from this Major to that Which is to Come

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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:                         The Pills’ … Continue reading

The Android Family Enjoy Their Friday Dinner: Friday Fictioneers

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Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.

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

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

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

Got to Have Some Sigma Eta Xi: 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. You have 100 words in order to write a creative piece. This week’s prompt is a picture (to visit … Continue reading

Lost Inside of Rembrandt’s Poem: Self-Portrait with Two Circles (1660) – Reason 2 Rhyme “Tribute”

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kbnelson’s Reason2Rhyme Poetry Prompt – “Tribute” Ms. Nelson’s prompt for this week is: write a poem to or about someone you admire. You don’t have to personally know them to pay tribute to them. Write a poem honoring one of … Continue reading

Gambino: The Stage Struck English Teacher’s Illness

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Everyone has a school teacher they’ll never forget. Mine was an 8th grade English lit teacher by the name of Mr. Gambino. He was a frustrated English teacher and failed Shakespearean actor. If you who missed the previous installments, please … Continue reading

Gambino: The Stage Struck English Teacher Teaches Human Sexuality

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Everyone has a school teacher they’ll never forget. Mine was an 8th grade English lit teacher by the name of Mr. Gambino. He was a frustrated English teacher and failed Shakespearean actor. If you who missed the previous installments, please … Continue reading

The Sorcerer’s Apprentices: Friday Fictioneers, Part 2

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Each week Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a pic that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more.   I couldn’t resist this second turn … Continue reading

The Catechismic Mirror – 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 Catechismic Mirror Mirror, mirror on the floor, Who is the … Continue reading

Cross the Line or Else: Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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From Julia’s Place: What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. You have a limited number of words to write a creative piece. This week’s prompt is: … Continue reading

Everyone has a school teacher they’ll never forget… (Part 3)

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Mine was an 8th grade English lit teacher. Who was yours? Mr. Gambino was a frustrated English teacher and failed Shakespearean actor. If you who missed the first installment of The Stage Struck English Teacher, please click here to catch … Continue reading

La Cage aux Virus

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La Cage aux Virus Hillary said, “There are warning signs (of)… Biological terror… A call to arms… Brothers with degrees In microbiology or chemistry To develop WMD’s While we were sleeping There was a call to arms. And though we … Continue reading

The Politics of Vaginas: Michigan Madness

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The Politics of Vaginas: Michigan Madness Michigan Monologues Why not put a little fun In your life, Fly to Michigan Visit their House, Form your fingers In the shape of a V – Where they might think it’s for Victory … Continue reading

Bleeding Cash Conservatives

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Peter S. Goodman, Business Editor of The Huffington Post, writes about Bleeding Cash Conservatives as opposed to the old Bleeding Heart Liberals. Please take a moment and read his “Bleeding Cash Conservatives Wasting Money To Punish Vulnerable Americans”” by clicking … Continue reading

Piano Slam 4

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Piano Slam 4 was an entirely novel and wonderful event showcasing middle and high school poets performing their own poetry in conjunction with professional dancers, a poetess/performer, pianists, and a DJ. You can read about Piano Slam by clicking this link. … Continue reading

Gambino: The Stage Struck English Teacher Rides Again

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 For those of you who missed the first installment of The Stage Struck English Teacher  please click this link The Stage Struck English Teacher  to catch up with Mr. Gambino, our 8th grade frustrated English teacher and failed Shakespearean actor. … Continue reading

Face Off With Facebook’s Eduardo Saverin

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Eduardo Saverin was born in São Paulo, Brazil. His father became wealthy, Eduardo became a potential kidnap victim, and the family moved to Miami – to be safe and secure in the arms of America. Eduardo attended high school,  went on to Harvard, … Continue reading

Have you seen A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings?

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What a wonderful play! by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz adapted from a short story by Nobel Prize winner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  Afar! That’s what we shall you. You have come from afar.  The very old man with enormous wings … Continue reading

Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins

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one of my favorites… Introduction to Poetry       Billy Collins I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide or press an ear against its hive. I say drop a mouse into … Continue reading

Everyone has a school teacher they’ll never forget…

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Mine was an 8th grade English lit teacher. Who was yours? Read about Gambino – and then write about your school teacher experiences. The Stage Struck English Teacher        by Randy Mazie Mr. Gambino was our pock-marked 8th grade frustrated … Continue reading