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

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.

If by Rudyard Kipling

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Although a little preach-y, maybe even a little Polly-anish, and certainly something way out of my reach, I get consolation, hope, and inspiration from these words… It may be that someone else may benefit today from them, too.

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…

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

Meanwhile, On Some Distant Marble, Playing Pool with the Universe

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If you haven’t started following, or at least reading, Whimsygizmo’s poetry, please try clicking here. I find myself inspired to write my own poems spinning out from her works.

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.

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

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

On John Ashbery’s “As One Put Drunk into the Packet-Boat”

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So hopefully you have read yesterday’s post “As One Put Drunk into the Packet-Boat” by John Ashbery (click here to read it) as today I post my response to his poem…                   … 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

“Legitimate Rape” – Too Soon?

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                “Legitimate Rape” – Too Soon? I was reading one more piece about Congressman Todd Akin’s genius statement about legitimate rape causing the female reproductive system to shut down so that women don’t … Continue reading

Sexual Feelings, Healings and Dealings – Second Base

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Get up, get up, get up, get up Let’s make love tonight Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up ‘Cause you do it right Baby, I got sick this mornin’ A sea was stormin’ inside of me Baby, I … Continue reading

Who will be the voice of the voiceless?

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Come…. tell us. Speak to us. Whisper words that will give us hope. We long for encouragement – and housing and food and education and shoes and medicine and glasses and jobs…. Who will be the voice of the voiceless? … 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

Finance Executives: Tax Us Before We Kill Again!

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This is a great article that appeared today in the Huffington Post. And this is a great way of painlessly raising revenue in this country. And a great way to minimize financials from playing the market with our money (because … 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

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

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

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

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

Haiku’s

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These are the haiku’s of party politics, occupy wall and word and world street,  the who-cares and who-gives-a-crap turnpike to the beating down of the beaten down – the old, the poor, the jew and gentile, the gypsy, the uneducated, … Continue reading

I Hate Being Wrong… I Am Sorry, Bettina Levy.

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I have been wrong many times in my life. I hate being wrong because I hate admitting being wrong. It is one of several faults of mine (well, one of numerous faults depending on who you are talking to and … 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

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