For Continuous Relief on the Oxycontin Line: The Sunday Whirl – Wordle

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Inspired by the recent article in the New Yorker Magazine, the on-going heartbreak of addiction and lack of action by our elected officials to stop the onslaught….

The Coupler: Friday Fictioneers

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Things are connected in many ways. But sometimes, connections can kill… Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week it’s about how important things, not only in a family’s history, but how … Continue reading

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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

Sam and Martha Debate Environmental Issues at Home: Friday Fictioneers Served Up Luke Warm on Monday (Better Late Than Liver)

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Home is where the heat is…

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

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

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.

On Maligning the Poor Pear

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The pear gets a bum rap in Randy’s latest column about the fruit and all of its dire consequences. Read the rest of the story…

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

Of Girls and Hair: The Other Great Depression —— 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.

Free Will, Sin, and True Power

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I used to philosophize but it would sound so superficial; so instead I became a philologist. I studied that superficially so I could then at least talk in depth about it.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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