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

Zombie Death Match Roller Derby Final Up Ahead: Five Sentence Fiction

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

Green Bushes, Huh, Elmo?

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Two old buzzards looking at the bushes. Elmo and Bernie. Just not sure of what they’re looking at. So one says to the other…                               Picture … Continue reading

Love Texts: TMI@TMB

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Ok – so not every piece can be high brow. Every once in a while you got to stoop to some new lows. That’s what makes for vaudeville and whoopee cushions and a whole (no pun intended) rich array of … Continue reading

This is not AWKWARD But They ARE Gonna Get ALL of My A-WORDS: Five Sentence Fiction – AHA!

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Lillie Mcferrin posts a “five sentence fiction” prompt. This week it is: Awkward Below is the picture she has posted on her site:   Note: Now this is a little awkward for me because I got so involved with A-words … Continue reading

N’awlins Is One Hell of a Place: 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

Memory Foam Mattress Diatribe: A Little Saturday Night Live Humor

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No I wasn’t doing drugs. And this isn’t a sci-fi piece. And I do not hear voices – usually. And I swear this a true story…                         Memory Foam … Continue reading

Night (A Trifecta Story)

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Trifecta Challenge: For this weekend’s challenge, we’d like you to read the 33 words below and then add 33 of your own words to move the story along. Have a great weekend and good luck!           … Continue reading

The Ham Stere Clan: Friday Fictioneer

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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: The Ham Stere Clan “What’s that place?” “Old man Ham’s.” “Of the Stere Clan?” “Yup.” “What’s that round … 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

Tim and Tina’s Grassy-ass

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Some people find themselves in the oddest situations. Some people have the oddest things. Like Tina who has an odd thing. And Tim who doesn’t know quite what to say about it.                 … Continue reading

“Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall… ” – 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

The Cosmonauts Check Out Their Home Towns at Night: Five Sentence Fiction

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

Needs: 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:                   Needs   “Mmm.” “Does … Continue reading

The End of Short Stories

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Every short story comes to an end. Some short stories end sooner than we expect. Here are some fast examples of how quickly a short story’s ending can come. Are you ready?                 … 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

Who Was That Masked Man? : Julia’s Place 100WCGU “…together the flames…”

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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 … Continue reading

Bud and Abbott Join the Foreign Legion – 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

Poli Sci: Friday Fictioneers, Part 1

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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.     This is this week’s picture … Continue reading

Damn It: It’s Probably the Chili Peppers

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You know this couple. You’ve been there. Up in the middle of the night: Weird dreams, weird conversations, weird food affects. Damn It: It’s Probably the Chili Peppers “I’ve seen her before….” “Honey, it’s late. You’ve been dreaming” “Mary, I’ve … Continue reading

911: Lips on Fire —- 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. 911: Lips on Fire Somebody called the Fire Department? Yeah, Chief. … Continue reading

Friday Fictioneers: This is for the Birds

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Each week Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a pic that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. Click above to see this week’s entries. The pic is reprinted below My story is printed below. Visit Madison … Continue reading

Grandpa, Grandma, and Murray’s Championship Balls: 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: (see … Continue reading

People Got to Live…

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Somewhere…but where? God’s paradise, and the rest of us. God’s creatures: human and animal. God’s plan: capitalism or cooperation. Conservation or construction. People got to live… “Sammy, Sammy, Sammy. It’s not a sin.” “Jerry, it’s wrong.” “What’s so wrong?” “It … Continue reading

Manifesto

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Sometimes people hold political convictions that are more harmful to themselves than beneficial. Let me offer some examples. Some people say that Obamacare is wrong. It’s socialism. Yet I hurt for them when I hear them tell me that they … Continue reading

The Fruits of Comedy (Friday Fictioneers)

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Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a picture that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. I’ve posted mine below. Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more. The Fruits of Comedy “We … Continue reading

Temporacus, the Glad Gladiator, Goes Totally Latin (Part V)

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If you missed Part 1, click here. and if you missed Part 2, click here. Three a click and four a click. Here a click and there a click. Everywhere a click-click.   Temporacus, the Glad Gladiator, from the Roman … 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

Flied Fruit (Friday Fictioneers)

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Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a picture that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. I’ve posted mine below. Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more. There is a Fly in … Continue reading

Temporacus, the Glad Gladiator, Dark Clouds Rising (Part 4)

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Come, children, and continue to listen to the tales of Temporacus. Dark clouds rising…. If you missed parts I, II, and III (click the Roman Numerals) Temporacus, the Glad Gladiator, from the Roman Books of Ben Gay, Ben Hur’s first … Continue reading

A Psalm of the Oppressed

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We are trampled upon, the young and old, the working man, the single parent, asked to do more, give more, and do with less. For what? Why?      While others take, and take more and more, and pay less, give less, and care … Continue reading

We’re Not Here for Formal Dining (Friday Fictioneers)

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Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a picture that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. I’ve posted mine below. Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more.           … Continue reading

6 or 8 word stories? You got to be kidding. (Part 2)

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We recently posted about writing 6 or 8 word stories? You got to be kidding?.   Hemingway’s famous: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. was cited as an example. We offered a few more. Today we post a few more … Continue reading

My Son, the Snake, and Me

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My son, Gabe, has a ball python that he brought home with him from college. Every Thursday he feeds the snake a small something for dinner. A Happy Meal of sorts. I watched my wife and him recently mesmerized by … Continue reading

Temporacus, the Glad Gladiator Returns (Part 3)

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If you missed Part 1, click here and if you missed Part 2, click here Temporacus, the Glad Gladiator, from the Roman Books of Ben Gay, Ben Hur’s first born son and close friend of Spartacus. The Anals continue….   … Continue reading

High Flyers

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Rich from Brainsnorts inc >.<  wrote about  Friday Fictioneers 6/8 in which Madison Woods posts a picture that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. If you click Brainsnorts above, you’ll see Rich’s story. I have written … Continue reading

When I am not writing, I am thinking;

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and when I‘m not thinking, I start thinking about writing, otherwise I am writing. I do shower, shave, and eat, as well as all those other little things that you do too. I usually, like some of you, carry paper … Continue reading

A Few Words About the Necrophiliac:

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This post is rated “X” It contains strong and vulgar language. It is not a typical Writers Village Post. If profanity offends you, then please by-all-means skip today’s entry. I am writing as much as I can here so no … Continue reading

Tales from the Blue, Part II

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Yogi once said, “Little League is great because it keeps parents off the streets” Boy, was he ever wrong. If you missed Tales from the Blue, Part I, just click here to visit. We posted it here on The Writer’s … Continue reading

Temporacus, the Glad Gladiator Part 1

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These are the stories you’ve been waiting for.          Recently uncovered in the Arena of the Dead C’s, the sagas tell of the mighty words and adventures of Temporacus. Come, listen to learn, and learn to listen. Temporacus, the Glad Gladiator, … Continue reading

Stories from the Blue

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Carpe Diem – Seize the Day. In baseball, it’s Carpe Call-um.  Seize the Call. Or as Yogi Berra would say, I call ’em as I seize ’em Stories from the Blue My 21 year old nephew, Michael, no longer able … 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

Sometimes You Just Got to Be Silly

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In keeping with a little more silliniess: I am posting this chapter from the gospel of the Mouse in the Desert. It is well known and respected in the Animalia Kingdom. Though wee in stature, it words ring true for … Continue reading

The Ivy League Baseball Team? Oh Boy….

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Okay. It’s time for a little change up (pun intended)  in the writing here. Let’s do some soft ball for a moment… My son and I were sitting at the kitchen table, discussing his favorite subject, baseball, and we got … Continue reading

6 or 8 word stories? You got to be kidding.

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In David Jacobsen’s web site: http://jacobsenwriting.com/ you will read the following: My friend Ross has a post up about very short stories… based on Hemingway’s famous: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. There’s a lot packed into that, right? …today’s … Continue reading

Ramble in the Fields….

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guys just got to have fun…Cyndi. kick off your Sunday shoes; please pull me off a my knees; get back before we crack; lose your blues…       Kenny Loggins, Dean Pitchford Let’s have some fun and ramble…. ********************************************************************************* I’m just sitting … Continue reading

May 8, 1924… Dad

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Today would have been my dad’s 88th birthday. He died a few months ago. From Alzheimer’s. Some of you might think it just old age – it was not. It was the slow thieving by a disease from a man … Continue reading